bald eagles

Prescott National Forest

Breeding Area Along the Verde River Closed to Protect Bald Eagles

The Forest Service is closing the Ladder’s bald eagle breeding area along the Verde River to the public on December 1, 2021.  The closure is expected to last through June 30, 2022 when the bald eagle breeding season ends.  Should nest failure occur and re-nesting not be attempted, the closure will be opened early.  The


Two in the Nest!

The Prescott National Forest implemented an area closure in December to reduce disturbances to the nesting Bald eagles which has paid off with success! Two young eaglets can be seen in the nest getting food from one of the parents. Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Prescott National Forest would like to remind visitors to

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