Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. General Pets

Bald eagles nest on Shelter Island

See also

A pair of nesting bald eagles has been spotted in an oak tree high above the Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. This is the third nest seen on Long Island in recent months. The others were seen at Hempstead Lake State Park in Nassau County.

According to Mike Scheibel, of the Nature Conservancy, and manager of the preserve (covering 33% of Shelter Island), Mashomack was originally formed to provide a nesting area for ospreys, which like bald eagles have now been downgraded from the federal list of endangered species to “being of special concern.”

“We are extremely happy to see the eagles here,” he commented.

Aproximately 90 miles from New York City, Shelter Island lies between the forks of Long Island’s “tail” and ecompasses 2,039 acres of woodlands, fields and creeks, as well as 12 miles of coastline, and is considered to be one of the “richest natural habitats” in the northeast.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dan Savage
    Dan Savage cares about LGBT youth, bullying and saving lives
    Today's Buzz
  • Raku
    Teachers and students can use this summer to learn a new skill
    Camera
    15 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Greek wine
    Unwind with these delicious wines: The thrilling wines of Greece
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Mandy Moore
    Exclusive interview with Celebrity Mandy Moore concerning animal activism
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Educational family vacations
    Find out how to take an educational family vacation that doesn't break the bank
    Camera
    9 Photos