Nests typically overlook the open habitat of coastlines, lakeshores or river edges, and often are used for a decade or more. They are usually built in an upper, broken fork of a large tree, and are made of branches and large sticks. Nests can increase a foot in depth each year as the birds add materials throughout the breeding seasons.
Both parents spend about 35 days incubating 1 to 3 dull bluish-white eggs. The chicks fledge from 72-80 days after hatching.