/ Modified apr 16, 2020 4:04 p.m.

Bald eagles, eaglets found nesting in arms of saguaro

Officials said the last known mention of such a site was a 1937 record.

Bald eagle saguaro Arizona Game and Fish said April 15 they found bald eagles nesting in a large saguaro near a central Arizona reservoir.
Arizona Game and Fish

PHOENIX (AP) — For the first time in decades, bald eagles have been found nesting in an Arizona saguaro cactus.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department revealed Wednesday that biologists discovered a pair of eagles and their eaglets in the arms of a large saguaro during a recent eagle survey. The agency’s coordinator of raptor management says the eagles are on a cactus near a central Arizona reservoir.

He called the find “amazing.” Wildlife biologists have looked for decades for a sighting of bald eagles nesting in Arizona saguaro cacti. According to officials, the last known mention of such a site was a 1937 record.

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