On November 19, 2013 around approximately 8:30am we spotted a bald eagle in a yard on South Glencoe Road in New Smyrna Beach, FL. What a sight to see and such a beautiful bird. Have not seen since but doesn't mean they aren't still around somewhere.
November 13th 2013 my husband and I spotted a bald eagle driving towards vernon florida.we were so shocked. First sighting ever for us both...45 minutes later while returning home passing through wasua florida the same eagle flew off from a carcass on the side of the road...whats crazy the next day driving to panama city florida my husband was telling my son what happened and pointed to the area of where we saw the eagle..and they both saw it again! Amazing!
Saw a bald eagle on the golf course in Betmar park in zephyrhills fl 33542. A wonderful sight!
Saw a pair of bald eagles at 6:30 am swooping low over the lake behind my home on the Westend of Panama City Beach (Laguna Beach). They made several passes before heading west. What a fabulous way to start my morning!
November 9, 2013 - 7:20 AM. Bonita Springs beach, just south of Ft. myers Beach, approaching Lovers Key, a beautiful Bald Eagle took flight in front of us as we drove north. What a sight to behold! Days later, I am still in awe.
orange park, fl 32073
Right outside my office window perched up in a tree.
He swooped by twice but has been sitting for about an hour now.
He is not relaxed as he was since a bird has started chirping nearby and he is alert and attentive now.
Two mature bald eagles and three immature eagles on the beach east of Cap San Blas in Gulf County. They were eating on a shark carcass just outside the surf zone. Close fly-by revealed the markings. Wow!
2013.10.25 6pm NW Tampa, FL on Dale Mabry Hwy at Zambito Rd - Glorious day so the top was down on the convertible, which gave a big view, and right above us on a phone pole was a big beautiful bald eagle surveying the scene like she owned it. (Been in this neighborhood 25 years, see lots of hawks but this was my first eagle)
Charon C Leith
Walking my dog on Tuesday October 22, 2013, in the morning, along Lake Emma Road in Lake Mary, Florida I saw a bald eagle flying about 100 feet in the air. It was just above the trees. It flew over the Sun Lake Apartment complex. I walked under some trees by Sand Pond Road, and when I came out on the other side the bird was gone. It was really cool. So cool I am trying to find another place I can go and see more.
Southeast Rush County, Indiana. October 9th, 2013, 2:30 P.M. Soybean field at the corner of 1000 S. and 450 E. A bald eagle flew in front of our car with a rabbit in its talons. We immediately stopped. Upon seeing us, the eagle dropped the rabbit, and landed in a combined bean field about 15 feet from its prey. My son took a picture with his smart phone. This is my second sighting in the wild. My first was an eagle catching a fish in front of my parent's home on Alligator Creek in Charlotte County, Florida.
Right in my backyard!!!!
Today September 23rd 2013
Spring Hill, Fl. 34609
It was amazing! What an experience to behold! A messenger from Heaven!
Walking on the Beach in front of the Wyndham Ocean Walk hotel saw a bald eagle with its unmistakable white head and tail, circling above the beach, being chased by a smaller bird and eventually apparently landing on the building which is about 20 stories high.
Spotted a beautiful, fully grown bald eagle yesterday shortly after noon on 2/22/13. Spotted in Wesley Chapel, Florida gliding low to the ground over a park next to a neighborhood called Meadow Pointe (in less populated Meadow Pointe 4 section). Wesley Chapel is a suburb northeast of Tampa. Many lakes and wildlife in the area. I also spotted two bald eagles last year during winter (also in Meadow Pointe area). They were swooping in to feed on a carcass with a group of other large birds, I reached for my phone to take a photo, but other cars were coming.
- Brian Sweet
We saw a Golden Eagle at the Avon Park Air Force Range in Avon Park, Fl today, February 10, 2013. It was the first time we saw one and it was definitely not an immature bald eagle. This was much bigger than any bald eagle I have ever seen. It took flight from a tree near us, so we got a good look at it.
Travis and Norma Reynolds
I saw a bald eagle today (my first ever in the wild). I live in an apartment building in Clearwater Florida. The apartment is located near busy roads (between Sunset Point and Northeast Coachman Roads along US Highway 19 North).
The eagle flew by my balcony which faces a small wetland/swamp area in an open field that has power lines. It flew by, swooped down and perched himself by the water and looked like it was either eating or cleaning itself.
It was such an amazing sight to see!
I live in Hudson FL off of Hudson Ave. At least once a week I spy one Bald Eagle sitting atop an electrical pole near Hays Rd. on Hudson Ave. He/She is beautiful and majestic!! Thank you God for these great birds!
Amazing! saw a bald eagle at Eden gardens state park just east of Destin Florida.
Sarasota, Florida. Near the Sarasota Airport/U.S. 301. Several sightings by myself of a mature Bald Eagle and a juvenile.
I saw a bald eagle today on a tall light pole by the orlando airport. I was in absolute awe. What a beautiful creature god has made. I did snap a few far off pics.
Driving home from picking kids up from school on Shady Hills Rd
towards Mariner Blvd. Turned on to County Line Rd. and their it was fly over head
u turned to take a second look and it flew around our car about 2 ft up landed in front of the car about
5 ft grab some food and flew off the wife, kids and i where just amazed. We've been here 6 years and did not know
Bald Eagles lived in Florida. Just such a Regal and Majestic bird.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Orlando, Florida (East Orlando-Waterford Lakes)
Relaxing on our lanai, my husband said, "do you see that bird flying toward us?" I looked and knew immediately it was a bald eagle. I had no idea we had them in Florida, having just moved here 6 months ago, so we watched it with great interest to verify that it was. He was large, majestic, and amazing! He flew from west to east, then near our home, flew a couple of circles before flying off to the southwest. A wonderful sighting and memory!
january 1st 2013. Bald eagle sighting in Tequesta florida perched on the branch of a very tall pine tree. =
Dec 23, 2012, single mature eagle on the ice at the lake at Florida and Kipling, it was feeding on something. Flew off directly overhead, heading southwest, just before dusk.
The pictures were taken behind Publix's SuperMarket at the address below:
13154 U. S. Highway 301
Riverview is about 25 Miles from Tampa, Florida.
2 yr old first sighting 8 am till 9:50 am in high pine tree in backyard, Winter Haven, Fl. Have observed pair for l yr., we live on a pond that is frequented by raptors.
I have biked the same paved trail in Tampa, Fl before or after work for over 2 years and this morning I was honored to witness what I believe was an ‘American Bald Eagle’ flying right-to-left, about 150 ft in front of me, on my far right, at about a 45 degree angle, coming from a rain water drainage channel, that runs along the trail named ‘Upper Tampa Bay Trail’. The trail runs on the west shore of Upper Tampa Bay "Channel A" and is full of fish.
My only concern was from my vantage point biking on the trail riding towards the bird, it did not appear as big as I would have expected, I have seen fishing hawks, a lot smaller and large owls, it was larger than the owl. I would guess the wing span was say at the most 4 ft from tip to tip. The colors were clearly evident in addition I spoke to an elderly couple who stated they saw it as well but it was on the ground on far bank of the channel. They agreed with me it that it looked like an bald eagle. It happened so quick even if I had a camera it would have to be in my hand and ready.
Time: 07:18 am
Here is the GPS:
I just spotted a bald eagle on a nearby rooftop at 10/28/12 at 3:36 PM. I live in Tara Golf and Country Club in Bradenton, Florida. He flew off and headed east. Awesome sight!
October 5th 2012, I was driving next to Bonaventure Country Club in Weston. I saw this big figure in the middle of the golf course shich I though was a man picking up something but then I realized there were no golf cars around so I looked again and saw the eagle. Sadly I could not find a close place to park to take a picture, but I'm 100% sure it was a bald eagle.
See them all the time! Saw eaglet yesterday fishing here at Laurel Oak CC. Parents have been around for years! Many pairs in the area(Sarasota) Beautiful!!!
My family and I were staying at the Jacksonville Florida Naval Air Station during the Labor Day holiday 2012, when much to our surprise, a majestic Bald Eagle made several passes across our window as it flew over the St. John's River. We had no idea these wonderful birds had a habitat in Florida. What a pleasurable and memorable experience.
My wife and I saw a pair of Bald Eagles in Bradenton, FL yesterday (Sept 6th) along the causeway to Anna Maria Island (Manatee Ave).
9 am on Sat, Jan 28th, at Deerwood Country Club (Tee #5) at Baymeadows Rd and Southside Blvd in Jacksonville, FL.
Sitting in the top of a tree minding his own business.
January 28, 2010 11:00 a.m.
I live about 5 miles outside of Vernon, Florida on Pate Pond Road and
my husband and children were outside when my 6 year old son run into
the house hollering for me to come outside quick that they just saw a
bald eagle. Sure enough circling over the house and the pines was an
eagle. I ran back inside and got the binoculars to get a better view
and it was the most beautiful bird I have ever seen. We watched him
circle farther and farther out until we could no longer see him. This
is the second time my husband has seen one here at the house. I had
seen one a couple of years a few miles from my Dad's house on Pioneer
Road outside of Vernon. That one was on the side of the road and flew
into a tree when I passed by. I stopped and went back and took a
couple of pictures of him sitting in a pine tree.
I saw my first bald eagle pair today in Sanderson Florida. I have lived here for nearly 30 years and this is a first for me!
My wife, kids, and myself were just driving south on the Florida Turnpike just south of Orlando and spotted a bald eagle flying just on the east side of the road over a field.
I wasn't even sure they were in the area until we looked it up and found your site.
I live in Vero Beach, FL and I feed the ducks and ibis daily. In particular, I feed a large male muscovy duck and his mate who has only two ducklings left of the twelve born. I sighted a bald eagle on the banks of the lake watched him through my binoculars. I held my breath as the mother muscovy and her ducklings swam right toward the eagle. He watched and then as they approached, he ran a few steps flapping his wings. The ducks swam quickly away, and then the eagle took flight over the lake. It was amazing sight to see a bald eagle in my backyard!
1/1/2011 Pensacola / Perdido Bay While on a bike ride I saw a bald eagle sitting in a pine tree around 4:30 p.m. I took a lot of pics and video. Great to see one in this area, hope it hangs around.
Near Pensacola, Florida on Dec. 22, 2011. At 12:40pm, we were driving west on I-10 from our home in Milton, FL, on our way into Pensacola. As we approached the Escambia Bay Bridge, we saw two large birds flying overhead from the right side of the interstate to the left (from north to south). We both at first thought "hawks", but at the same time, we saw very clearly that they had white heads. Bald Eagles! They flew on southward, over the pines that line the east side of the Escambia Bay. We were in view of the bay at the time. It was a very cloudy, windy, rainy day, temps around 70 degrees.
My 4 year old daughter and I were walking around outside our house in Lakeland, FL and two Bald Eagles were sitting in a pine tree. When they knew we spotted them they both flew off. We have 4 acres which is right up against the Green Swamp. Amazing sight!
We have a Bald Eagle here on NAS Jacksonville, I see it now and then, the first time I saw it, it was chasing another bird that had a fish in its talons the two put on quite a show until the other bird dropped the fish and the Eagle plucked it from mid air, I see it mostly by the golf course over by the river but you just can't help looking when it give you a fly by just a magnificent sight.
I just spotted a bald eagle out our back porch. Our location is Orange Lake Resort, outside of Orlando, FL. This was my first sighting ever. What a site.
November 16, 4:30pm -- I witnessed a bald eagle flying over 417 in Orlando while I was taking a walk. No doubt about it. It was magnificent---bright white tail – soared above me and flew over 417 into a nest of trees. It will be a memory I will have for the rest of my life. What a treat!
Sighted on November 16, 2011 in northern St Johns Co, on St Johns Pkwy between Racetrack Rd and Russell Sampson Rd. I've never seen one in the wild before, so still can't believe it. It swooped down and landed by some roadkill as I was driving by. At first I thought I must be mistaken, it must be some type of vulture I'd never seen. But as I drove by within about 40 feet, it actually was a bald eagle. It was only on the ground a few seconds and I got to watch it fly away with that large wingspan. Very beautiful bird, and a very unexpected sighting!
D Smart, Jacksonville, FL
On November 11, 2011 I went on my back porch , in this vacant lot next to our home was this large bald eagle. He or She was feeding on a small animal tha he caught. I stepped back in the house to get my camera when I came back out I scared him away. No picture but I saw him fly away carrying his prey.
This was the first time I have ever saw an eagle here. WHAT A SIGHT TO SEE A LIVE EAGLE ON VETERANS DAY . November 11, 2011 at 4:00 PM
Jewel And Delma Graves.
Plant City. Florida.
The eagle was perched on a power line located on first street between 62nd and 72nd Avenues
I spotted a bald eagle today, October 22, about 2.01pm:
He was in the shallows and shells about 2 minutes. On Bimini Bay, Anna Maria Island, Florida. It was low tide, a bright sunny afternoon. Then he flew away, and hasn't been back.
He/she is quite beautiful.
I just saw a bald eagle for the second time this week flying over Lake Killearney in my neighborhood in Tallahassee, Florida-I saw it on Sunday and today at about 1 pm. Went running in to get a camera but its gone out of sight again.
20 October 2011 1430 local time bald eagle was spotted on the old 7 Mile Bridge in Marathon. Being from Alaska I was shocked but just learned from your site that they are found in Fl as well.
11:30 Sunday, 16OCT 2011 - I saw a Bald Eagle apparently nibbling on
road kill, on Meridian Road, 1 mile North of Orchard Pond Road in
Northern Leon County, Florida. Thought it was a larger than average
buzzard/vulture, but the big white tail as it flew off was a
distintive field mark.
Florida- Manatee County
I'm happy to report that I saw a bald eagle in Manatee County, on a light pole along SR 64 E, near Lakewood Ranch Blvd. I've noticed several other people have posted about sightings in this general area throughout the last couple years. I'm happy to know the eagle/s like it here.
I saw an immature bald eagle today (possibly 4th year from what I have read) in Hillsborough County, Lithia along one of the more eastern walking trails in FishHawk. I was some distance away, but it was slowly circling on some air currents. The bird was mostly dark underneath with only small patches of white under the shoulders and on the secondaries. The tail was predominantly white with a dark tip and the head was mostly white with a dark eye stripe. I'm not sure if the feet colour change with age, but they were a very vibrant yellow.
Just saw one land on a tree limb adjacent to I-10 north of Panama City
I saw a bald eagle flying over my home in Navarre, FL, today, on the Santa Rosa Sound. Then this afternoon, I saw a young bald eagle (no white head yet, but still very big) in my back yard. He ran into our trampoline net - was fine though.
While working in my backyard on Sunday 11 Sept 2011 I observed two eagles gliding effortlessly from east to west along highway 98 in Mary Esther Florida. The hot summer breeze out of the Gulf provided lift for their wings and I am humbled in the wake of this brief moment of time.
Since we moved to Jacksonville, Florida over 5 years ago I have had the pleasure of sighting Bald eagles. Today I saw a large one on the ground by the side of the highway trying to tear into a plastic garbage bag.
When I drive by the St Johns River I frequently see a lone eagle flying overhead towards the river to fish. I have seen them circling the river and once I saw three of them circling a nearby neighborhood.
These majestic birds always thrill me and excite me because in the 1960s there was a threat that they might not be around in the future.
I spotted a Bald Eagle on 4 different occasions in late December 2010.
I just turned 51 in January and I have been longing to spot a Bald Eagle for the better part of 25 years! I'm always looking up in the skies looking at the soaring & gliding hawks (and other beautiful birds). Every time I say, "I wonder what that bird is?", my family jokingly will say, "It's probably a Bald Eagle!", because I've been searching to see one for so many years.
We have a place in Bonita Springs, FL in a development called Palmiera. My husband & I were out for our usual morning walk. We were walking toward the cul de sac on Speranza Way in the Palmiera Development. We stopped to talk to a neighbor. As we stood there, I noticed a large bird with a beautiful white head! I said (as I usually do), "What kind of a bird do you think that is?". My husband turned to me and replied with a giggle (as he usually does), "It's probably a Bald Eagle!". The gentleman we were talking to happened to be from Alaska and he said, "Actually it is! He said he couldn't believe it the first time he saw it - He didn't think there were Bald Eagles in this part of the country - but he said he always see them in Alaska."
2 days later I was out on my Lanai having a cup of coffee in the Morning & I could see it coming toward me about 50 yards away. It flew right over my head about (10 ft above my head) - AMAZING!!!!
We saw it perched up on the same roof we spotted it before 1 or 2 days later. And then one morning (around 6am) it was right behind our house playing in the sand traps on the golf course! It stayed there for about 15-20 minutes. There were other species of birds playing also - it was unbelievable! Fortunately we got a picture of it because nobody would have believed us!
I saw a Bald Eagle on Highway 441 in Lady Lake, FL January 26, 2011. It took me by surprise because it flew in front of the car and then landed on top of a power pole. Also, because I did not know that there were Bald Eagles in Florida. In fact I doubted that I even saw it until I drove back by and it was still there. My office is close by so I was able to observe it several times that day flying and landing. Very majestic!!
Sighted a single bald eagle circling at fairly low altitude (500-800’) above Signal Hill Golf Course in Panama City Beach, FL on Saturday 22 January 2011. This area is in the heart of the tourist district in Panama City Beach.
I saw a bald eagle riding the thermals about noon today (2 January 2011) as I was heading east on the Polk Parkway, about 10 miles from I-4. It was flying not far from a pretty good-sized flock of turkey vultures, and it was immediately apparent that bald eagles are a very big bird with an impressive wingspan. I saw a second eagle just as I merged onto Interstate 4. This is my first winter in Florida, and I didn't know that bald eagles had any presence in Central Florida. It was great to discover the "catalogue" of sightings at baldeagleinfo.
Mary P. Johnson
We live in a rural area near Summerfield, Florida, a large horse farm on one side and a beef cattle farm on the other. At the horse farm there is a good-sized pond.
I was delighted to discover - about 2 pm December 28 (2010) - unusual bird activity at the pond. To my wonderment, I observed five adult bald eagles and three juveniles, apparently searching for food. The cacophony was astonishing. They tumbled and chased each other in the air for what seemed like an eternity.
I go back to this spot, every afternoon, when possible. The eagles never disappoint me. They are a wonder to watch. I feel so privileged to witness them in action and am very careful not to encroach on them.
At one of my sittings, several eagles suddenly took off from a tree. I couldn't imagine what spooked them until I saw a coyote running from the underbrush. I don't know who was watching whom that afternoon.
MIchele Lyman/ardent bird watcher
What a spectacular morning here in Vero Beach, FL! I've been watching at least one adult Bald Eagle along with a juvenile in the Australian Pines in my immediate backyard and in a copse of Australian Pines two properties behind me. Looked like there was some good hunting going on. This was near 33rd St off of 66th Ave on the south side of Peterson's Farm & Groves. First sighting was at approximately 8:45 am through 9:30 am. I am still in awe.
Orlando, FL December 17, 2010. After just watching the "Flights of
Wonder" show at Disney's Animal Kingdom - in which we heard about the
very successful conservation efforts related to Bald Eagles- my
husband and I saw one soaring right over Downtown Disney. It was
lovely. We live in Minnesota and see lots of Bald Eagles, but were
delighted to see one here in Central Florida!!
I was very suprised to see a Bald Eagle flying over Navarre, FL. I recently moved to Navarre, FL and thought I saw a Bald Eagle about 6 months ago but it was really too far away to be sure. Howver this morning while driving on Highway 98 I was able to spot a the eagle flying very low it only looked like it was a few feet higher than the power lines. I worked for a few weeks in Kodiac Island Alaska and was able to wee the eagles flying all over the town.
I was so excited with the spotting, I hope to see it again!
While returning to south Florida from Orlando, on Thursday, December 3, I was driving along rt. 60 from Holopaw to Yeehaw Junction when I spotted several deer feeding under a large tree in the middle of a pasture on the east side of the road. I slowed to see if any were buck, but, as it was just about dusk and they were about 75 yards off the highway, I couldn't be certain any had antlers. Turning my attention back to the highway, a bald eagle had just lifted off from the right (west) side of the road and was about 10 feet in the air. Despite slamming on the brakes, I passed by him/her immediately so I pulled over and hopped out just in time to see the eagle disappear over the tree line. While I only had seconds to view the bird, it's white head and tail were very distinct and convinced me that I had witnessed one of America's true treasures.
On Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, with a mid-afternoon Florida autumn blue sky, I heard a raucous sqwuaking above me as I sat on the stoop outside my laundry room here on Idlewood Ave. in South Tampa. I looked up toward the source of the caucophony (sic) and saw a bald eagle straddling a branch of my neighbor's coastal pine, perhaps 25 feet from where I sat. The snowy head and golden yellow beak made me catch my breath. As it spread its wings, I felt confident that I had really seen this majestic raptor. Another large bird circled high above, but I could not be certain it was another eagle - it may have been a black vulture. What a treat!
Wow how exciting. My husband and I were outside our home in Bradenton Florida around 5:30 pm on October 28th, 2010. We live in the Mill Creek Phase VII (right off Rye Road). We were both in a state of shock as well as extremely excited. Not many people have the "honor" to see these most beautiful and graceful birds. The eagle was flying gracefully through the sky right over the tree line and approximately 30 - 40 feet above the ground. We did not see a nesting area as the eagle continued to fly without making any "pitstops" within our site.
My husband and I feel very honored to have been able to experience such an awesome site!
Joe and Kimberly Campos
Hollywood, Fl at 4:20 on Oct. 20th at 70th Ave. between Driftwood Middle School and backside of a cemetery that has a stagnant canal and tree line border.
My daughter and I are nature buffs. We like to drive slowly down 70th Ave. after school to view the protected burrowing owls that live on the school grounds. We see other wildlife on the other side of the street but seeing the eagle today was my first time seeing one in Florida. I pointed it out to my daughter and she saw it closely, also. It has just caught a fish in the canal and was flying west back over the cemetery. What a great day, we got to see a burrowing owl and an eagle!
Monday afternoon around 4:00, September 27, Lenora Nearen and I were sitting under a beach umbrella on Longboat Key, Florida. We had been watching small seabirds and crabs scrapping over the remains of a dead fish on the shore. We noticed dark shadows overhead and suddenly, out of nowhere, a bald eagle and a seahawk appeared. All smaller animal life scattered quickly and the eagle landed on the fish carcass. We were in a state of shock and sat there amazed by the whole experience. It seemed like a long time, but actually for just a few minutes that eagle stood majestically on the carcass as if it were posing for us. Unfortunately, we had no camera or cell phones to record the event!!! Just as suddenly, the eagle scooped the fish into his talons and flew away. He circled for a bit and seemed to fly to the top of the tallest nearby building. What an experience! What a shame we had no camera!!!!
Mary Catherine Hale and Lenora Nearen
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2010 my wife and I sighted a bald eagle on the ground with prey in an undeveloped lot located at 1815 SW 15th Place, Cape Coral, Florida. The next morning I noticed a turkey vulture picking at something on the ground within a few feet of where the eagle was sighted. An examination of the site revealed the mostly picked over carcass of what appeared to be an otter, about 3 feet long.
We saw 2 Bald Eagles chasing Osprey and vultures on 62nd Ave and 1st St in Saint Petersburg, Florida. They were only about 10 feet from us. We've never been so close and to get to see 2 was amazing. The Osprey finally gave up its fish and the Eagles flew off together with the stolen catch. They were amazing and completely made the Osprey AND vultures seem like sparrows in size!
On Sunday (01/24/2010) morning at 7:20 am I was going to work and to my amazement I saw a bald eagle on the ground with prey. I stopped because I could believe it, we have many ospreys in this area, the eagle flew off with its prey. This happened in a field in North pinellas county a couple of miles east of Honeymoon island. Pinellas is heavily populated and I have been given a rare treat.
I watched a Bald Eagle fly due west this morning (January 26, 2010) along the north side of County Road 222 (NW 39th Avenue) between County Road 241 and Interstate 75 in Alachua County, Gainesville, Florida. This is a rolling hill area and I watched its leisurely flight for several miles. It was flying quite low and had shifted its flight to pass below some circling vultures, obviously avoiding them. I have only seen Bald Eagles twice in my life, and I'm 58 years old. Both times in the late 1970s, both birds landing in or near a nest, both on freshwater lakes. It was beautiful and I will never forget the sight of any of them.
Mrs. Toni Medford