Bald Eagles on Squam Lake
Bald Eagles first nested on Squam Lake in 2003. They initially built a nest on the top of a pine on Little Loon Island, but moved to a new nest on Long Island in 2014. New Hampshire has a growing population of nesting bald Eagles. In 2017, 59 territorial pairs were monitored in the state, 53 of those pairs laid eggs and total of 59 chicks fledged from New Hampshire nests in 2017.
Squam Lake Bald Eagle Nesting Success:
- 2020 - 3 chicks fledged
- 2019 - Nest failed in early April.
- 2018 - Nest failed after hatch. Possibly due to predation.
- 2017 - Nesting attempt failed in April after nest damaged in winter
- 2016 - 3 chicks fledged
- 2015 - Nest failed
- 2014 - 3 chicks fledged
- 2013 - Nest failed due to severe ice storm in late April
- 2012 - 3 chicks fledged
- 2011 - 3 chicks fledged
- 2010 - 2 chicks fledged
- 2009 - 2 chicks fledged
- 2008 - 2 chicks fledged
- 2007 - Pair used alternate nest on Long Island, failed with eggs or small chicks
- 2006 - 2 chicks fledged
- 2005 - 2 chicks fledged
- 2004 - 1 chick fledged
- 2003 - 1 chick fledged