The Bodø Area

The world's densest stock of sea eagles

Nordland is Norway's major sea eagle county with probably over 35% of the country's stock, which in turn means almost 20% of the world's stock.

Salten has always been the very heart of sea eagle country in Nordland. Within this region Bodø is of central importance to the species, and is the indisputable city of sea eagles. Work has been carried out on the establishment of a sea eagle centre in Bodø.


Export to Scotland

Sea eagles from Salten have made a considerable contribution to the re-establishment of the species in Scotland, after a number of sea eagles were relocated there. Altogether 151 young sea eagles were sent over during the period between 1959 and 1998.  Harald Misund from Bodø and John A. Love from Scotland were among the prime movers of this project. In the summer of 2005, 33 pairs nested in Scotland, and a dedicated sea eagle centre has been built on the Isle of Skye.


Further information

Read more about sea eagles on the State of the Nordland Environment website; Miljøstatus Nordland.

Read more about the Scottish sea eagle centre, Aros on the Isle of Skye.

Read more about the planned sea eagle site, Arctic Edge in Bodø.

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