Bald Eagle Nesting Calendar
December - FebruaryTime to set up one's territory. Return to a previously used nest, or to build a new one.
March - April1 to 3 eggs are laid. (One is the norm.)
April - MayAfter 35 days, the eggs start to hatch.
May - JulyFeeding and brooding become the tasks of the day. These shared duties continue for about 17 weeks, until the young leave the nest (fledge).
August - OctoberThe fledgelings are now leading their own lives. Nearby rivers become hangouts for many adults and juveniles alike. (The fish runs provide a reliable source of food.)
What a wonderful sight (and ooh what a feeling) to see the majestic and graceful bald eagle in an urban setting!
Metro Vancouver has it all: inviting mountains for year round activities, from skiing in the winter, to hiking/mountain climbing in the summer; an alluring ocean for exciting fishing action, and scuba diving adventures; a big blue sky for paragliding, and flights of discovery... and bird watching... especially watching the impressive bald eagle!
The cities and communities that make up this region are blessed with an abundance of these mighty birds of prey. Find their aeries, and soon you will find them.
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Burnaby's Broadview Park
Burnaby LakeNest located... across the lake from The Nature House. View from the end of Piper Spit, at... Burnaby Lake Regional Park ... Canoe or kayak, walk or jog, or just enjoy watching the birds and ducks... this is a pleasant place to be. Visitor Info & Location Map & Trail Map
Deas Island Regional Park
This impressive nest is located near the entrance to the park. Actually, it is off the island, across the road and down farther to the east. It appears to be on private property, and is therefore difficult to get close to.
Delta Offers An Impressive Array Of Nests...
These four nests are located in or near the northern half of an area bounded by 62 B St on the west, River Road on the north, 68 St on the east, and 60 Ave on the south.
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'Click' for location picture.Located northeast of the intersection of River Rd and 68 St.
'Click' for location picture.See nesting tree on the far left of the picture. Located on the north side of River Rd, between 62B St. and 68 St.
LadnerThis great nest is located... on the west side of River Rd at Westham Island Rd in Ladner.
Mother and Baby! What a sight to see!While you're in the area, check out the The Reifel Bird Sanctuary... one of Canada's top bird-watching sites in the heart of the Fraser River estuary.
Richmond's Tourist Info Nest
It can also be glimpsed on your left as you head south toward the tunnel. Remember, just a glimpse, as it can be quite dangerous to take your eyes off the road for any length of time, especially at Hwy99 speeds!
West Dyke Trail
on...Richmond's West Dyke Trail... Richmond's Terra Nova Park, and adjacent West Dyke and Middle Arm Trails... nature at it's best! The West Dyke Trail connects Terra Nova Park with Garry Point Park.
Located... about one hundred and fifty paces further north.(About 75 paces past the park bench.)
View... across the river from Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park (Railway Ave/Westwater Dr).
at...Steveston Fishing Village & Greenways... Features shops, markets, galleries, restaurants, Public Fish Sales Float, commercial boat tours and the Steveston Museum.
Located... 4.0 Km east of Steveston Village, near the foot of No. 3 Rd.
at...Richmond's South Dyke Trail... for cycling, walking, and river watching, this is the place to be!
Located... a little further east, at the foot of No. 3 Rd.
Located... across the river between Shell Rd and # 5 Rd on Dyke Rd.
Vancouver"s Stanley Park Dining Pavilion
Stanley Park's Cathedral TrailThis nest is high in the upper branches of a towering 500 year old plus Douglas-fir tree. It boasts the distinction of being the oldest and largest averie in Stanley Park. Start your search at the Lost Lagoon entrance to the Cathedral Trail. Proceed to the junction which connects with the Bridle Path and the Lees Trail. The huge Douglas-fir is actually on the Lees Trail. Go right from the Cathedral Trail unto the Lees Trail... it's there, almost immediately, on the left side of the trail. To view the averie, walk up the Bridle Path for a minute or so, then turn around. You'll see the nest high on your left.
Tunnel Trail NestPark 1.5 kilometers past Brockton Point. On the Tunnel Trail, walk in a clockwise direction. High in a Douglas-fir tree, the nest is soon seen on the right. It'll take a keen eye, but you will spot it.
Pipeline Road Perch TreeWhile viewing the Tunnel Trail Nest, check out the Pipeline Road Perch Tree. On the Tunnel Trail, walk in a clockwise direction, then go right where it comes out on Pipeline Road. The perch tree is a short distance down on the right. With any luck, the resident eagle will be waiting for you! Continue your walk around to and again on the Tunnel Trail. This way, you will be afforded a view from a different angle.
Stanley Park's Merilees TrailPark at or just past Prospect Point, and walk to the Siwash Rock Trail entrance. At the fork in the trail, go right to continue on the Siwash Rock Trail. As you walk, keep an eye to the left. Soon you will spot the tall Douglas-fir, with the nest perched high in the branches. If you are lucky, two great eagles will be there to greet you! Take time to appreciate the great view of Siwash Rock, then continue on around left to the Merilees Trail. Your walk will bring you once again the nesting tree, this time on your left. Follow the Merilees Trail back to the fork in the trail, then back to your vehicle.
2 Views of the Same Nest?Just past Prospect Point, and past the Siwash Rock Trail entrance, there is an eagle nest on the north side, high up in a tall tree. It can be glimpsed from your vehicle, or can be better seen on foot. Park at or just past Prospect Point, or at the Prospect Point Picnic Area. Here is a view from closer to the picnic area, looking northeast.
Question: Is this the same nest, or a different one from the following...?
2 Views of the Same Nest?Park at or just past Prospect Point, and walk to the Siwash Rock Trail entrance. At the fork in the trail, go left to the Merilees Trail. As you walk, keep an eye up to the left. Soon you will spot the nest in a tall Douglas-fir, perched high in the branches, near the top, which seems to be missing.
Is this the same tree? Is this the same nest?
Vancouver's Vanier ParkLocated... near the Coast Guard Station.
at...Vancouver's Vanier Park... Enjoy a leisurely stroll, a more vigorous walk or a jog, a visit to the Planetarium and the Vancouver Museum, or fly a kite! All this, and more, awaits you.
Jericho ParkLocated... by Jericho Beach, in the woods west of the works yard, which is on Lebrun Way. At Jericho Park ...take the path west of the Sailing Centre, go south at the BBQ coal pit, walking through the woods. Keep looking up. Suprise... you'll soon spot it!
Pacific Spirit Regional Park
SW Marine Dr
West Vancouver's Marine Drive @ Parthenon Place
Bald Eagles are so named because they are "white-headed". Balde is an Old English term meaning white.
Adult males and females are identical in color... white heads and tails, with blackish-brown bodies. Their feet and beaks are yellow.
Eagles mature at about 4 or 5 years of age, and live to about 30.
With up to a 7-foot wingspan, having a height of 3 to 3 1/2 feet, and weighing 8 to 15 pounds, these great birds of prey can lift about 4 pounds. The female is larger than the male.
An eagle's diet consists primarly of fish, but circumstance can force them to dine on carrion.
These 'eagle-eyed' birds have exemplary eyesight, and are strong swimmers.
Eagle pairs remain together until they are parted by the death of one of them.
Eaglets have all their feathers by 10 to 12 weeks of age. At this time, they are nearly full grown and can make maiden flights from their nest.
Juvenile eagles are a mixture of brown and white, becoming almost solid brown as they progress to adulthood.
Nests (aeries) are usually constructed in tall trees beside rivers or near coastlines.
Bald eagle nests are added to every year. They often become the largest of any bird in North America.
Bald eagles lay from one to three eggs each year, with two being the norm.
Kept warm by both parents alternating incubation duties, eaglets hatch in 35 days.
From the time the parents ready the aerie and the young are on their own (the nesting cycle), takes about 20 weeks.
Q. What is the difference between an eagle nest and a northern narrier nest?
The Northern Harrier sexes are quite different in appearance. The male has a prodominately white underside. It's back and hood are a light gray. The female is blotched with varying shades of brown.
Northern Saw-Whet Owl
Q. What is the difference between an eagle nest and a Northern Saw-Whet Owl nest?
The Northern Saw-Whet Owl is a small owl with no ear tufts.
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