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Bald eagles visit campus

UCC resident bald eagles
Jesse Proctor / Mainstream

A pair of bald eagles have been frequently sighted behind the warehouse sitting on top of a Douglas Fir tree. The tree, which has a flat, broken top, looks down on the river behind campus. The eagles appear to be watching the river for fish but may have a nest nearby.

This is the time of year when bald eagles begin to build their nests, and their nests do tend to be within a half mile of water, according to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office.

The bald eagle is the only species of eagle which is found exclusively in North America. Bald eagles were removed off of the endangered species list in 2007.

Updated 1/31/2013