Nesting Eagles

May 25, 2016
Genese Leach of Connecticut Audubon

Genese Leach of Connecticut Audubon

Bird Species, Like Humans, Share Areas to Nest

Rep Pat Dillon welcomed a bald eagle's nest to West River, one of two bald eagles' nests in New Haven, and spoke of migratory bird conservation at a celebration and treaty signing in East Rock Park.

“I have new constituents- the bald eagles in West River,” Dillon said. “The city has come so far because we started out thinking about threats like pesticides and hunters, and have begun to think about bird habitat.”

Reducing blighted properties has improved the city but reduced the number of nesting spaces, she said. “We have to figure out how to share our nesting space — not easy.”