Bald Eagle Nest

New River Gorge National River

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Here we are at Brooks Overlook looking down at the New River and the Upper Gorge. The bald eagles prefer this stretch of the river because the gorge is wider, the river is calmer, and there are better opportunities for catching a meal than in the more rugged Lower Gorge.

We’ll take a closer look at the northern tip of Brooks Island where we can see the eagles’ nest in the large, white sycamore tree near the end of the island.

When this video was shot, there were three bald eagle chicks on the nest. At this early stage of their life one parent will always remain on the nest with them. The second adult has just landed with some food. You can see their white heads moving around above the nest as they feed the young eaglets.


Bald eagles nest near Brooks, WV

Last updated: May 14, 2018