Home Fireworks location changes to protect nesting birds file photo/Bill Janson The golden eagles position themselves under the well-protected ledge of the cliffs. It has been documented that the eagles have nested at this site successfully since 1975, possibly before. Golden eagles characteristically return to nesting sties intermittently and nested there in 2016. Golden eagles are large and can have a wingspan of seven feet. The nesting eagles are visible in this 2016 photo from Bill Janson.