The rocky outcrop across the Solomon River usually hosts an active golden eagle nest. Look for a huge tower of sticks and splashes of whitewash and orange lichen in the vicinity of the nest and surrounding perching sites. Built by eagles and added onto in successive years, the nest is distinctive for its large size, construction, and shape. When not occupied by eagles, the large nest may be used by gyrfalcons. Smaller nests of rough-legged hawks or common ravens may be elsewhere on the cliff. If you don’t see a nest, check for a pile of sticks on the ground below. The winds or snow loads sometimes cause nests to collapse. When this happens, the eagles often rebuild.
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