Bird-lovers worry new houses will affect bald eagles

Bird-lovers on Long Island worried plans to build new houses in Huntington will affect local bald eagles

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  • "If you remove their habitat from near the nest and remove their source of food, the eagles are going to abandon their nest and that's the end of the eagles," said Robert Schwartz, founder of the Bald Eagles of Centerport Facebook page.
  • We need to lift the eagles up and give them habitat, not take it away," Schwartz said.
  • "In this case, we are just trying to respect the rights of a property owner who wants to build two legal homes on two legal lots, and we are actually going through and ensuring that the DEC reviews the project," said Anthony Aloisio, the director of planning for the town of Huntington.
  • An attorney for the builder says if the DEC approves the work, they will abide by all steps to protect the eagles and points out the homes would be remotely located from the nest and separated by a busy roadway.

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