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The following trails at Los Vaqueros are closed to protect nesting golden eagles.
Kellogg Creek Trail from Kellogg Recreation Area to Mariposa Canyon
Mariposa Canyon Trail
Eagle Ridge Trail from Walnut Trail to Vista Grande Trail
Los Vaqueros Trail from Black Hills Trail to Canada Trail
Golden Eagle Nest Closing Facts
Nesting golden eagles are extremely sensitive to the presence of people. They will leave their nest if they see people nearby. (Their eyesight is much better than human eyesight!)
People must stay at least one-half mile from the eagles to ensure the best chances of a successful nest. CCWD closes trails near active nests.
Eagles who are disturbed are likely to leave the nest. This could cause eggs or chicks to die.
Nesting usually occurs from mid February to late June.
The coastal range in the greater Bay Area has the largest golden eagle population in the world. Some golden eagles live at Los Vaqueros year-round, while others just pass through the area.
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2018 Golden Eagle Trail Closures
Golden Eagles Fledged at Los Vaqueros
Facts About Golden Eagles
The golden eagle is one of the largest, fastest, nimblest raptors in North America.
They typically prey on mammals ranging in size from ground squirrels up to prairie-dogs, marmots, and jackrabbits.
Golden eagles can have a wingspan of up to seven feet and weigh more than seven pounds.
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