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Scott Somershoe, ornithologist for The Tennessee Wildlife Resources
Agency, has announced the agency is looking for bald eagle nests across
Tennessee in 2011.
TWRA, in partner with other government agencies and private citizens,
have been monitoring bald eagle nests across the state for many years;
however there are gaps in monitoring as birds have moved nests and many
new nests are appearing annually.
Somershoe says it is the aim to conduct a complete inventory of eagle
nests in the state in 2011. The goal of the project is to document all
active nesting locations in the state as part of a comprehensive nest
monitoring program to estimate population size and growth for the US
Fish and Wildlife Service.
New eagle nests are showing up across the state, including one within
the city limits of Franklin, and there are many other nests that may
have been around for years that are not included in the statewide
database. If you have any questions or know of any bald eagle nests,
please contact Somershoe at (615) 781-6653 or