Eagles return to Little Pine State Park

WATERVILLE – Eagles again are nesting at Little Pine State Park. The first observed incubating behavior was reported on March 2, so the young may hatch by April 5.

Visitors may view the eagles, but federal law prohibits people from approaching within 660 feet of an active nest from Jan. 15 to the time the young leave the nest.

From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 12, the park naturalist will be at the eagle watch area to teach guests about eagles and observe them in the nest. The eagle watch area is just upstream from the entrance to the boat launch area.

The nest is about 800 feet from the viewing area and only slightly elevated. Binoculars and spotting scopes will be available for use during the scheduled time, and visitors may stay afterward to continue viewing on their own.

For details, call the park office at 570-753-6005 or 570-753-6000 or email