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This eagle camera is brought to you by the Minnesota DNR's Nongame Wildlife Program, which helps over 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive. The program is largely supported by donations from people like you.
You are watching live video of a Twin Cities eagle nest. Three eggs were laid in the nest sometime around the first week in January, 2013. The average incubation time for American Bald Eagles is 35 days. Unfortunately, the weather got cold, the temperature fell below zero several times during these 35 days, and it became apparent the eggs will not hatch. The final egg will likely break apart like the first two did.
This pair of eagles might try again to lay eggs this year or another pair might come along and use the nest. We just don’t know for sure. Based on the previous 3 year history of this nest, these and/or other birds will hang around all year and will continue to allow us a view into their majestic, mysterious and fascinating world.
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.
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.