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Bald eagles nesting along Wabash River

The Greater Lafayette area currently has three pairs of bald eagles nesting along the Wabash River.

Posted: Mar 3, 2018 11:46 PM
Updated: Mar 5, 2018 2:05 PM

GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Greater Lafayette area currently has three pairs of bald eagles nesting along the Wabash River.

One of the nests has been a staple in Prophetstown State Park.

The area is beneficial to the bald eagles seeking hunting grounds with cover for nesting nearby. Nests within state parks provide more protection, by rule, from the public looking to get a better view of the birds.

Angie Manuel said Prophetstown State Park provides a unique habitat for the eagles.

"Here at Prophetstown State Park, because the geography of the land is where the Tippecanoe River and the Wabash River come together, it's an ideal habitat for bald eagles to nest," said Manuel. "They have some high woodlands that they can put their nests in, and, of course, they have access to the rivers to find food."

For more information on Prophetstown State Park, click here.

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