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This eagle camera is brought to you by the Minnesota DNR Nongame Wildlife Program, which helps over 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive. The program is largely supported by donations from people like you.

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Seventh season

November 13, 2019

The "New" Pair has taken up a comfortable residency at our EagleCam nest.  They have stayed around the nest area all summer, adding and rearranging sticks on a frequent basis and sharing meals together.  They seem to always be together.  Almost always, when one bird shows up, the second is not far behind.

The current pair has been distinguished from the pair, or at least the resident female, by several physical features.  One obvious feature is that neither of the new birds is banded.  This pair also shows some behavioral differences as well.   They seem very bonded to each other, spending most of their time together - showing fondness for each other and sharing food commonly.

You can hear me now!

We are excited to share sound this year!  A new microphone has been installed and is currently working well.  This is the first year we have sound in the nest.  There will likely be bugs to work out, so we ask for patience while we work with the new equipment and the sound quality to bring you the best experience possible.  Keep in mind that the nest is located near a busy highway that has almost constant semi-truck traffic.   If the loud noise of the traffic is bothersome for you, you can turn your volume down on your computer, or simply mute the sound.


The Nongame Wildlife Program depends on donations to keep your EagleCam going.  Please tell your tax preparer that you would like to make a tax-deductible donation when filling out your tax form.  Or, make a donation right now at: NongameDonation. We sincerely thank you for any amount you give, it all makes a difference in the life of Minnesota's animals!

We thank you again for all of your generous contributions to the Nongame Wildlife Program so we can continue to bring this amazing view into the lives of Minnesota bald eagles. 

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Check out the feeding video clip

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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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.

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