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Bald Eagle Nest Cams

Submitted by on April 3, 2010 – 10:55 pmNo Comment
Bald Eagle nest cam Two Harbors Santa Cantalina Island by IWS

Bald Eagle nest cam Two Harbors Santa Catalina Island by IWS

The Bald Eagle cams on Santa Catalina Island, located just off the coast of California, are a must see! It wasn’t that long ago that this wouldn’t have been possible.

In 2007, for the first time in more than 50 years, Bald Eagle chicks hatched unaided by humans on Santa Catalina Island! Now through the wonders of the internet, we all get to watch! Below is a Today show segment from 2007 about the historic event.

The Institute for Wildlife Studies maintains two nest cams on Santa Catalina Island. One is near Two Harbors and the other is on the West End. It is through their hard work and dedication that Bald Eagles are surviving on the island today.

The female Bald Eagle at the Two Harbors nest laid her eggs back in February so her two chicks were born on March 27th and 28th. You can see one poking out from underneath the mother in the first photo at the top. So cute!

One of the best parts about the Two Harbors cam is the beautiful sounds, especially at night. When the winds are not too rough, you can hear the waves crashing along the beach!

Bald Eagle nest cam West End Santa Catalina Island by IWS

Bald Eagle nest cam West End Santa Catalina Island by IWS

The photo above is from the West End Bald Eagle cam. What a view! Absolutely gorgeous! This looks like prime nest real estate if you ask me!

So if you missed the eggs hatching at the Two Harbors nest you can always catch the ones at the West End nest!

Bald Eagle checking out her two eggs on the West End nest cam on Santa Catalina Island by IWS

Bald Eagle checking out her two eggs on the West End nest cam on Santa Catalina Island by IWS

According to the Institute for Wildlife Studies, the female Bald Eagle at the West End nest site laid two eggs.

  • First egg was laid March 8th – approximate hatch date is April 12th
  • Second egg was laid March 12th – approximate hatch date is April 16th

Well, I’ll be tuning in for that. If you see me in the chat room, say hello!

View both the  Two Harbors Bald Eagle Cam and the West End Bald Eagle Nest Cam on Ustream!

California Channel Islands map from Wikipedia

California Channel Islands map from Wikipedia