Bald eagle nest fails in national park

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BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — The Cuyahoga Valley bald eagle pair have abandoned their Pinery Narrows nest. The nest, located north of Station Road Bridge Trailhead in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was successful in both 2007 and 2008.

This past February, the pair again took up residency in the same nest only to have it blown down during a major windstorm.

A new nest was quickly rebuilt in a nearby tree and the female began egg incubation in late February.

The pair was observed away from the nest for periods of time and has now left the area.

Still protected

Although recently removed from the endangered species list, the bald eagle is still protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Both federal laws prohibit “taking” — killing, selling or otherwise harming eagles, their nests or eggs.

All previous trail restrictions within the bald eagle nesting zone have been lifted and the closed areas are reopened.

More information

For more information about the park visit www.nps.gov/cuva/ or www.dayinthevalley.com/ or call 216-524-1497 or 800-445-9667.

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