Relive Relocation of Bald Eagle Nest 25 Miles from Downtown Dallas

Oncor provides safe nesting area for majestic bird

By:  Kris Spears

A new video highlights the cumulative efforts of Oncor biologists and field employees, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the landowner near the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center in Seagoville, TX, to safely and securely relocate a massive nest left behind by a pair of bald eagles and their offspring.

After monitoring the nest perched atop a 345kv transmission tower for more than two years, and following National Bald Eagle management guidelines, the tower cross arm that housed the nest was carefully positioned on a new structure less than a mile away in July. This was to ensure the safety and well-being of the eagles and reliable service to the tens of thousands of customers served by the high voltage line. The new structure was donated by Falcon Steel specifically for the eagle nest.

The eagles now have a safe structure away from any electricity and have the ability to nest there for life. Check out the video for an inside look at what the effort was all about.