Welcome to Brookfield Renewable Energy Group and BRI’s live eagle webcams. This webcam is sponsored by Brookfield Renewable Energy Group. Video cameras located at two separate eagle nests provide live feed of nesting bald eagles. The cameras feature pan tilt and zoom abilities to enrich our observations. These nests are located in Maine and have a long history of use and nesting success. Activity can occur at the nest at any time. Breeding activity will typically take place between March and July. Join in the conversation in BRI's NING online community and join us on twitter and facebook for updates.
BRI’s first eagle cam, which was installed in February 2006, captured the successful nesting of a pair of eagles in the spring of that year—two young eagles, or nestlings, survived.
Eagles build their nests (which may reach as wide as 10 feet across and weigh up to one-half ton) near the top of large trees, typically close to lakes and rivers. Breeding bald eagles lay eggs once each year, usually in early spring; the eggs, up to three in a clutch, hatch in about 35 days. The young eagles, called nestlings, learn to fly by three months of age, and can be on their own about a month later.
This webcam is brought to you by Brookfield Renewable Energy Group. In addition, we would like to thank the following organizations fro their collaborative support involving our webcams - Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
June7, 2013 - Dear Friends, thank you for your concern about the dead eagle nestling. We appreciate that you value Maine's wildlife. The purpose of this webcam is to offer insight into the natural world and the lives of nesting eagles. We do not intervene in the course of nature, for example, climbing the tree to rescue a chick that is not getting enough food. Sadly, this is the course that the natural world takes and it is not easy being an eagle nestling. With over 500 known eagle nest sites in the state it is important for citizens to recognize that eagles do perish. The majority do so in the first few months of life. Perhaps this note alleviates concern and helps place this event in a broader context. The good news is that this is the second year in a row that eagles at this nest have raised a single chick! All the best, Patrick Keenan, Biodiverstity Research Institute.
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