Historic Markers Across South Carolina

A Nest with a Bird's-Eye View

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Location: 2051 Park Dr, Catawba, SC
County: Chester
Coordinates: N 34° 47.367    W 080° 52.733
  34.78945    -80.87888333


A Nest with a Bird's-Eye View

When people look for a home, one consideration is convenience to a grocery store. The bald eagles that nest here had something similar in mind: access to their favorite food - fish - in the Catawba River. When keen eyes on a handy meal, they built their nest of sticks lined with moss and grass.

Eagles mate for life, and this pair are permanent residents, opting not to migrate as others do. Since the mid-1990s, this female has laid eggs every February and eaglets have "fledged" or learned to fly by late May.

Watch these magnificent symbols of America, but respect the nest - it is their home.

South Carolina State Park Service