Note to viewers: There is no audio available with this camera. This is live video of wild bald eagles living in nature. Natural struggles will occur and some of the feeding or other wild bird behaviors may be difficult to watch. Please use discretion when watching this cam. DNR staff monitor this camera and nest.
New Feature: Have you ever wondered what was going on in our eagles' nest right before you tuned in? Have you wished that the EagleCam offered an instant replay function, as with the broadcast of sporting events? You're in luck! The streaming service we're using now allows you to go back four hours and replay video. Just click anywhere on the orange timeline bar below the image to go back in time. Return to the present and the live feed by clicking on the "LIVE" button. Make the video full screen by pressing the double arrow in the lower right. To escape from full screen, press the ESC key, or tap Done on your mobile device.
This eagle camera is brought to you by the MNDNR's Nongame Wildlife Program, which helps over 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive. The program is largely supported by donations from people like you.
Once pushed to the brink of extinction, the Bald Eagle has made a powerful comeback since the pesticide DDT was banned in the early 1970s. Minnesota has more Bald Eagles than any other state in the lower 48 states.
This is the fifth year DNR’s Nongame program has streamed live video from a bald eagle nest. The eagle pair has been photographed regularly throughout the year, near their nest and surrounding areas. They continue to rearrange sticks and other material in the nest, which strongly suggests these two will use this nest again this year. Will it happen in December again? January? March? We hope to have a few contests and prizes to folks who correctly answer some of these questions. Until announcements, enjoy the camera and watching our famous Nongame eagle pair!
Eagles typically incubate their eggs for about 35 days. Although the nest has at times looked chilly, even covered in a blanket of snow for a while, Bald Eagles in Minnesota have adapted to laying and caring for eggs in these conditions. The male and female take turns keeping their eggs warm and dry in a deep pocket in the middle of the nest. Please check back often to see how the nest is doing, observe interesting behaviors such as parents switching off incubation duties, feeding, and protecting the eggs from the elements.
The only visible physical difference between adult male and female American Bald eagles is their size. Females are about 1/3 larger than the males - the females have especially larger feet and beaks. Both parents incubate the eggs and switch several times a day. With this pair, the female appears to have a brighter, whiter head than the male.
An eagle camera is a great way of getting a close-up view of nature without even leaving home. But if you live in the Twin Cities or elsewhere in Minnesota, there are lots of places outdoors such as state parks where you can watch eagles and other wildlife, and do fun things like catch fish, paddle a canoe, and more.
We'd like to thank our partners in this webcam adventure: Floyd Security and Xcel Energy.