Nesting Bald Eagles in Broomfield
Since 2012, a pair of Bald Eagles have nested and raised their young in the large cottonwood on Broomfield conservation easement land that is privately owned, east of Del Corso Park. For the 2020 breeding season, the eagle pair built a new nest in a tree south of Stearns Lake on Boulder County Open Space. In the early 1970's, there were fewer than 10 nesting pairs of Bald Eagles across the state of Colorado. Thanks to a ban on the pesticide DDT in 1972 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there are now nearly 200 Bald Eagle nests in Colorado. Although on the rise, Bald Eagle populations in Colorado are still low and need all the support they can get. To continue the legacy of this magnificent bird, we need to try to eliminate disturbance near the Broomfield Bald Eagles.
Ways You Can Support Broomfield's Bald Eagles
Thank you for helping us protect our National Symbol, the Bald Eagle!
What about the construction?
On January 23, 2018 Broomfield City Council approved the development of the Broomfield Business Center Apartments project. Garrett Companies, the developers, agreed to postpone all construction until after May 5th. A hay bale wall was erected as a buffer between construction and the eagles once the developer began construction.
On May 18, 2018, the USFWS re-issued an incidental take permit to Garrett Companies. Read the incidental take permit and environmental assessment below:
Additional Bald Eagle Information
Inquiries concerning regulatory issues related to Bald Eagle nests should be directed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Permit Office in Denver at 303.236.8171.
For questions or concerns about the Broomfield Bald Eagles please call Broomfield Open Space and Trails staff at 303.464.5103.
Bald Eagle Monitoring Efforts
The Garrett Companies' biologist, Broomfield's biologists, and trained volunteers are monitoring the eagle's behavior to ensure they are not disturbed by activities in the area. Please feel welcome to approach these experts and ask questions about the eagles.
CORE Consultants 2018 Annual Bald Eagle Report for the The Garrett Companies, developer of the Broomfield Business Center Apartments aka Caliber Apartments
Bald Eagle behavior reports from Broomfield's biologists (ERO Resources) are posted here as they are completed.