With an estimated 1,500 nesting pairs of Bald Eagles, Florida has one of the densest concentrations of nesting bald eagles in the lower 48 states. The nesting territories are clustered around several significant lake, river, and coastal systems throughout the state. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has monitored the population of nesting bald eagles in Florida since 1972. The bald eagle was removed from the USFWS endangered species list and the FWC imperiled species list in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

Florida's bald eagles are considered part of the southern subspecies which nests in Mexico, the southern Atlantic states, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and southern California. Southern bald eagles tend to be smaller than the northern subspecies, and they nest in winter instead of spring.

My photo was taken at the Marco Eagle Sanctuary which I'll be visiting again to get some better pictures.

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