Eagle cam lets viewers watch nesting from Day 1

Two nests in Maine are being monitored by BRI

WRITTEN BY: Kara Menini
Eagle cam helps research to keep population going
Image Source: gary windust via Flickr
Eagle cam helps research to keep population going

Eagle cam is a new bookmark to add as something you check obsessively alongside your Facebook.  The Biodiversity Research Institute of innovative wildlife science installed its first eagle cam in February of 2006 in order to capture and do research on the breeding and nesting of eagles.

The first eagle cam captured the nesting of a pair of eagles that produced two nestlings, or baby eagles. There are two different nests that can be viewed; one is an aerial shot of an eagle nest hat has not laid it's eggs yet, and the other camera is a view from the side of the nest where there has been a confirmation of at least one egg.  There is a chat window next to each cam where viewers will track the activity of the eagles. The two nests are located in an area of Maine that has a history of successful nesting.

To view the eagles, go to briloon.org and tune in! The website also gives information about nesting eagles. “Eagles build their nests (which may reach as wide as 10 feet across and weigh up to one-half ton) near the top of large trees, typically close to lakes and rivers. Breeding bald eagles lay eggs once each year, usually in early spring; the eggs, up to three in a clutch, hatch in about 35 days. The young eagles, called nestlings, learn to fly by three months of age, and can be on their own about a month later.”

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