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We have been watching an eagles nest and beleive they are getting it ready for an egg. I need some info on the gestation period of the egg, and any other info such as size the eggs are how many, etc. etc. Also can you recomend a book that identifies birds with the nests they make. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would like to hear from you by email and thankk you for all your help.

Birding Expert - George H. Harrison

There are two eagles in your state...golden and bald. Both lay an average of two eggs. The incubation period is about 35 days for the bald and a few days longer for the golden. The bald eagle young remain in the nest for 72-75 days; 65 to 70 days for golden. The best books on birds' nests are by Hal H. Harrison, a Peterson Field Guide to Birds' Nests, (eastern & western are separate books. Western has both eagles), published by Houghton Mifflin, and are available in most book stores. GHH

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