Interesting Facts About Victoria & Nicholas
They have nested in the area for at least 17 years.
Their nest is located on private property in SW Florida surrounded by swamp and marsh as well as large cattle ranches. There is a state park very close by with excellent water and hunting resources which make this area highly adaptable for the eagles.
They inhabited their original nest on the property from 2001 – 2017. It was downed when the pine tree toppled during Hurricane Irma – summer of 2017.
Immediately after Hurricane Irma, they began to build a new nest in a pine tree adjacent to the one downed. Unfortunately, that nest was blown out of the tree on December 21, 2018. The video footage is below.
No strangers to a challenge, Victoria & Nicholas IMMEDIATELY began to rebuild in the exact same spot! They were determined, undaunted and rebuilt in short order!
Their progress is amazing! The image on the left is of 12.22.18, the day after the nest blew down. The image on the right is 1.28.19, an hour after Vic laid her first egg!
Your best view of the eagles is from the comfort of your own device. Whether at Starbucks, at home or on the road, you’ll be viewing within feet of the nest.
Generalized Bald Eagle Facts
Scientific Name of Bald eagle: Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Haliaeetus = member of the sea or fish eagle group
leucocephalus = leuco=white, cephalus = head
Formally adopted as national emblem on June 20, 1782
*Many resources were used to gather these interesting facts. They include but are not limited to: American Eagle Foundation, Nature Eagle Foundation, National Eagle Center, www.livescience.com, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Who is Eagle Country?
Eagle Country is made up of a small group of people who love God, love people and love eagles. The eagles’ nest is located on our small cattle ranch in southwest Florida. The ranch has been in the family for generations and the nest has been on the property for around 20 years. We wanted to offer this nest for viewing in hopes that you may enjoy the eagles as much as we do. We also wanted to share with you some of our Florida wildlife friends in the area, “Friends of Eagle Country.” So grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, sit back and enjoy!
P.S. Also, the Fish and Wildlife Service has recommended that we not disclose the location of the nest to avoid the potential disturbance to the eagles. We would ask that if you do know the location, please do not disclose it. Thanks for understanding!