They’ve been seen right here in our backyard on Tims Ford and Normandy lakes and now state officials ask for help locating eagle nests. Scott Somershoe, ornithologist for The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, recently announced the agency is looking for bald eagle nests across Tennessee in 2012.
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 2012. 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 U.S. 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, contact Somershoe at (615) 781-6653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.