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Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee
Guiding Bald Eagle Management in Arizona
Nest Location


Horseshoe Breeding Area

Nest Site: Horseshoe

Land Manager: U.S. Forest Service

Drainage: Verde River

Year Discovered: 1975

Elevation: 2100

Productivity: See Productivity Summaries


Closure Information: Depending on bald eagle activity, no vehicle or foot entry on the southwest side of the river. Floating through is allowed, but no stopping in the river or landing on the southwest side of the river is permitted.

Boundaries: Below Horseshoe Dam near Davenport Wash.

Dates: December 1 to June 30

Contact: Tonto National Forest Cave Creek Ranger District (480) 595-3300

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