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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 second year broadcasting a live feed from a Bald Eagle nest in the Twin Cities metro area. We believe this is the same pair or eagles that have been using this nest for several years. This year there are again a total of three eggs in the nest. The first egg was laid on Friday, Feb. 14th and the following two over about the next six days. Eagles typically incubate their eggs for about 35 days. Although the nest has at times looked chilly this year, 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. These diligent parents have kept their eggs warm and dry in a deep pocket in the middle of the nest throughout the snow and cold of our February this year. Please check back often to see how the nest is doing, observe great behaviors like 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.
Note to viewers: This is live video of wild birds in the natural process of raising their young. Life and death struggles occur all the time in the natural world. DNR staff will monitor this camera and will evaluate incidents as they occur, but we do not plan to, nor do we condone, any interference with this nest or its occupants.
The DNR Nongame Wildlife program extends thanks to its partners in this webcam adventure: Floyd Security and Xcel Energy.