Shelter: Large trees for nesting and raising their young
Diet: Mammals, birds, reptiles
Water: Bird baths and frog ponds
ReWild Benefit: Pest control
Habitat Guide - Shelter
Wedge-tailed Eagles build large nests high in the canopy of large mature trees dotted throughout the landscape. Pairs bond for life and can use the same nest for decades. They perch high in the tree tops to scan for potential prey and suitable habitat.
Keep and maintain mature trees in your garden to provide habitat and shelter for local birds of prey. Alternatively, you can plant a large habitat tree for future generations.
Habitat Guide - Food and Water
Providing natural sources of food
Wedge-tailed Eagles are predators and search the landscape for potential prey including small birds, reptiles, mammals.
Toxins from baits are travelling up the food chain as birds feed on poisoned rodents. Overtime, the toxins build up in the birds body and result in lethargy, clumsiness, paralysis, and are ultimately fatal.
If baits are required to control a rodent problem, look for the active ingredients Warfarin or Coumatetralyl as they are much less harmful to birdlife.
Providing sources of water
Wedge-tailed Eagles are not known to visit bird baths. They are known to visit shallow dams and farm troughs to drink and bathe.
Birds of prey help to control pest species within the ecosystem. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds of prey. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.