Number of recorded bald eagle nests holds steady after decades of increases

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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — The drought of 2012 may be the culprit behind 2013 being the first year that bald eagle nestings haven’t increased in Nebraska in more than two decades.

The number of recorded active bald eagle nests in the state held more or less steady from 2012 to 2013, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Wildlife biologists and others counted 102 active nests this year, down from 103 in 2012.

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