Barr Lake State Park, one of 44 state parks in Colorado, is a prime habitat for bald eagles. However, last April, a cottonwood tree was blown down in a windstorm, destroying a nest that contained two bald eagle eggs.

Barr Lake State Park staff are replacing it with 3 new bald eagle nest baskets to help bald eagles easily create nests this year. This is the first time that this was done since the very first nest basket was installed and used by the bald eagles in 1986.

Actual bald eagle nests can be 7 to 8 feet across and are often in dead limbs of tall, older trees and near water.

People wanting to take photos or watch the eagles may use the gazebo boardwalk, which provides a good view without disturbing the nest.



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