Live HD Nest Cams
We invite our viewers into the world of Bald Eagles through our high-definition live-streaming cameras placed over wild and captive Bald Eagle Nests. We are grateful to HDOnTap for generously donating their streaming service and partnering with us to achieve the highest quality possible.
These Nest Cams provide unprecedented, high-definition insight into the Bald Eagle nesting process. At the beginning of nesting season, wild Bald Eagles return to their ‘home nest’ and begin ‘nestorations.’ Sticks are brought in to reinforce the nest structure, and soft nesting material is replenished to provide the protective nest “bowl” into which eggs will be laid. Normally, one to three eggs are laid and the incubation will take about 35 days on average. All eyes will be pealed for the first ‘pip’ or breakthrough of the egg shell by the baby inside. Then, thousands of viewers settle down to watch these babies grow and develop from downy bobble-heads to feisty and magnificent Eaglets, ready to take their first flight into what will be a steep learning curve of survival in the wild.
A moderated chat is embedded on all our cam pages. This feature allows viewers to comment and ask questions about the eagles and AEF. Knowledgeable and friendly moderators help guide the discussion and provide insight about the eagles’ behaviors. AEF also encourages students and groups who are studying eagles or related topics to reserve time in the chat to ask questions and learn from experts. This has been a hugely successful endeavor, and we have welcomed many classrooms with students of all ages.