July 13, 2020
WMAR ABC2 News Baltimore, by Brandon Ingram — Visitors are now able to visit the reopened Masonville Cove urban wildlife area in Baltimore to observe two recently born eaglets.
The Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center remains closed under COVID-19 precautions, and until recently the urban wildlife area had been closed as well to allow the eaglets time to fledge their nest.
The public is now invited to observe the birds within the Masonville Cove environment. However, as Maryland continues its COVID-19 recovery, visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
The eaglets were born to the same bald eagle pair that successfully nested at Masonville Cove last year. This year’s eaglets were first visible in April.
To protect the birds, restrictions were imposed on all activities within a 660-foot radius of the nest.
The family has been closely monitored by Maryland Environmental Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Living Classrooms Foundation.
The eaglets fledged their nest sometime in late June and can now be observed flying and perched at Masonville Cove.
Masonville Cove is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, with extended hours the first Thursday of the month until 8 p.m.
Visitors who come to observe the eaglets should not approach them closely, should not chase them and should not to follow them if they fly to a different area of the site.