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Bald eagles nesting in Baja California

January 1, 1978

Published records of Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) nesting in Baja California during the last 50 years are nonexistent to our knowledge, and few records exist prior to that time. Friedmann et al. (1950:61, Pac. Coast Avifauna 29) describe the distribution of Bald Eagles in Baja California as "a scattering of pairs on both the Pacific and Gulf Sides." Nesting Bald Eagles were first reported by Bryant (1889, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 237-320), who found a pair on Isla Santa Margarita (24°25'N, 111°50'W; hereafter abbreviated as 2425-11150) and saw an adult on the "estero" north from Magdalena Bay (the region where one pair was seen in 1977). Other records were reviewed by Grinnell (1928, Univ. Calif. Publ. Zool. 32).

Publication Year 1978
Title Bald eagles nesting in Baja California
Authors Charles J. Henny, Daniel W. Anderson, C.E. Knoder
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title The Auk
Index ID 5220986
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center