The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is asking for the public’s help to find the person responsible for destroying a bald eagle’s nest north of Peterborough.
On Wednesday, June 14th, an MNRF conservation officer visited an island in Buckhorn Lake and found evidence suggesting a tree that contained a bald eagle’s nest had been cut down.
The conservation officer found the nest destroyed, but there were no signs the young had been left behind.
The bald eagle is a species of special concern in Ontario. This means that, while it is not endangered or threatened, the bald eagle has the potential to become so from a combination of biological characteristics and identified threats.
The island where the evidence was found is known to be frequented by outdoor enthusiasts. MNRF is looking for information from anyone who may have been in the area, or witnessed the activity.
If you have any information, call the MNRF tips line at 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
For more information about the bald eagle in Ontario, visit www.ontario.ca/page/bald-eagle.