Breed in mature and old-growth forests near (<2 km) large bodies of water (Buehler 2000). Nests in trees, less frequently on cliffs or ground (Sherrod et al. 1976).
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Sherrod, S. K., C. M. White, and F. S. L. Williamson. 1976. Biology of the Bald Eagle on Amchitka Island, Alaska. Living Bird 15:145-182.