Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring

Help us to monitor Bald Eagle nests in LA and MS by reporting any known or suspected nesting activity and by submitting observations of active nests.

Photo by Terri Skelton

How to submit data:

1) For the publicly known nests listed as eBird Hotspots, you can report observations through eBird using the “Incidental” report for the eagle nest hotspot. Type “BAEA” into the eBird Hotpsot search window and select the appropriate nest. See the list of eBird Hotspots below.

2) For all other nests, record the following information (if known and as appropriate):
Observer’s name and contact information, date, time, nest location (please be as specific as possible), number and ages of eagles observed, behaviors (nest building, carrying food, incubating, brooding or shading young, feeding young, number of young, etc.).
Send reports to Dr. Jennifer Coulson by email: jacoulson at or text: (504) 717-3544 or call and leave a voice message.

This monitoring program is designed to increase Bald Eagle nest success and productivity. We protect nests from disturbance, alert authorities when we detect a problem, and rescue injured eagles. We also are working with electric companies to reduce the risk of eagle electrocution by modifying electrical configurations within eagle nest territories. We need more volunteers to help us locate and monitor nests over a broader geographic area.

Names of Bald Eagle Nest that are eBird Hotspots:

BAEA Nest A–I-10 East of I-310, St. Charles, US-LA
BAEA Nest– Shell Bank Bayou, St. John the Baptist, US-LA
BAEA Nest–310 at RR, St. Charles, US-LA
BAEA Nest–Bayou Cheniere aux Traverse (West Ravenna Rd.), Jefferson, US-LA
BAEA Nest–Chef Menteur Hwy and Industrial Rd, New Orleans, Orleans, US-LA
BAEA Nest–Cleveland Avenue, Metairie, Jefferson, US-LA
BAEA Nest–E of Hwy. 39 Scarsdale, Plaquemines, US-LA
BAEA Nest–I-10 Lone Tree, St. Charles, US-LA
BAEA Nest–Lee Court, River Ridge, Jefferson, US-LA
BAEA Nest–Patricia Street, Chalmette, St. Bernard, US-LA
BAEA Nest–River Road Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, US-LA
BAEA Nest–Wall Blvd., Algiers, Orleans, US-LA
BAEG Nest–Saro Ln, St. Bernard, US-LA
BAEG Nest–Bayou Barataria, Jefferson, US-LA
Pontchartrain Park-BAEG Nest, Orleans, US-LA

Link to the eBird Hotspot explorer: