Note: When the above feed is down, try one of the alternative options below as they might still be working.
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. This year, we celebrate forty years of effective conservation.
March 6 Update
Our female eagle has had many struggles with mates and nesting this year. The eggs may not be viable, but we continue to learn so much about our abundant population of eagles through the lens of this cam. See the March 6, 2018 update.
Season Beginning Update
Welcome to the fifth season of the DNR live eaglecam. The previous web camera failed in the spring of 2017. At that time, we thought the tree in which the nest sits was dead. After some tree inspection and a little fundraising, it was determined that the tree still has some life left and we would replace the camera with a new one and add more features.
The new camera has infrared lighting, and will also have sound. The microphone is faulty and not currently operational, but the infrared allows viewers to watch nighttime activity in the nest, without disturbing the birds or the white-footed mice that are using the nest and nesting materials to make a living. The microphone will be replaced next time we can visit the nest.
We have the Alternative Viewing Options link that we had last year.
Rewind video for instant replay: Click anywhere on the red timeline bar below the image to go back up to 4 hours. Click on the "LIVE" button to return to the live feed. 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.
Note to viewers: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.
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Learn about the EagleCam
About Bald Eagles
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.
Are the adult eagles male or female?
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.
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Places to see Bald Eagles
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.