Bald eagles spotted at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Bald eagles spotted at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, OH - A pair of bald eagles have been spotted recently nesting high above in the trees of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Several photos were shared on Facebook recently.

Once considered endangered, the bald eagle population has made a comeback in recent years through the works of wildlife biologists and the concerned public. In 1979, an estimated four breeding pairs resided in Ohio. In 2017, an estimated 221 pairs existed in Ohio.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the bald eagle typically is found near sizable bodies of water, such as the marshy regions near Lake Erie.

A pair of eagles tend to build a nest between October and early December. Then, the female eagle lays one to three eggs in mid-February to late March, which usually incubate for 35 days before hatching.

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