Bald Eagle-related Activities near the M124-00-00 Phase 1 Project Area
The Harris County Flood Control District first became aware of eagles near its proposed M124-00-00 stormwater conveyance improvement project in 2018. Since then, the Flood Control District has worked with federal environmental regulators to protect the eagle nests, while still planning an important flood risk reduction project for the area.
The Flood Control District’s federal permit from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service regarding the eagles includes different restrictions on construction and other activities that occur during the nesting season of September through June and those that occur outside the nesting season.
Eagles successfully nested in this vicinity during the 2018/19 season (with one fledgling), the 2019/20 season (with two fledglings), the 2020/21 season (with two fledglings), and have been spotted back in the area for the 2021/22 nesting season, which is from September 2021 to about June 2022.