TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – From only 88 eagle nests active back in 1973 to roughly 1,500 today, Gov. Rick Scott declared today to be American Bald Eagle Day.
With Florida containing one of the largest bald eagle populations in the lower 48 states, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the American Bald Eagle has one of the greatest conservation success stories yet.
As the end of the eagle's nesting season comes to an end, the FWC says the possibility of seeing a fledgling flying near its nest is growing.
Links for proper eagle-watching etiquette, locating a nest and eagle characteristics can be found below.