Spy on Eagles

bald eagle by Joanna Pinneo and Lynda Richardson 1156x650

Wish YOU could get an up-close look at eagle family life? You’re in luck! Many conservation groups run online bald eagle “nest cams”—special video cameras that film active nests around the clock. Here are a few to check out.

Juneau, Alaska
An eagle pair has nested on the grounds of a plant nursery and garden here since 2004. In the colder Alaskan climate, their eaglets hatch in early summer and stick around until September.
glaciergardens.com/eaglecam

Decorah, Iowa
The pair known as Mom and Dad are eagle superstars! Millions of people have tuned in to watch them raise their eaglets over the past 10 years.
raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles

Northeastern Florida
This pair, Romeo and Juliet, nest near the coast, 80 feet high in a longleaf pine tree. Their newest chicks, named Spirit and Sky, hatched in December of last year.
nefleaglecam.org

Washington, D.C.
The capital city is home to two eagle cams. High up in an oak tree at the Metropolitan Police Academy, a pair named Liberty and Justice  have raised chicks for 11 years. 
eaglecam.org

Another pair, Mr. President and First Lady, reign over a hillside azalea garden in the National Arboretum.
dceaglecam.org

Rangers: Bald eagles in different places nest at different times of the year. So, if you tune in to one nest cam and find the nest empty or the  camera turned off, try a different one.  –R.R.

Eagle Nest by Mark Newman/FLPA/Minden Pictures