February 3, 2023
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is celebrating 10 years of the EagleCam (mndnr.gov/eaglecam), a popular annual livestream of a bald eagle nest in Minnesota.
The livestream now has thousands of followers watching from homes, workplaces, classrooms, waiting rooms and care facilities in all 50 states and at least 150 countries.
The EagleCam goes live in November each year to show the daily repairs and upgrades the eagles make to their nest. The pair remains active at the nest each day and normally by mid-February have laid two or three eggs, which the adults incubate for about 35 days. Both adults incubate the eggs and care for the chicks. Once the chicks hatch, the camera zooms in closely to watch the delicate process of raising bald eagle chicks.
Fifteen chicks have successfully fledged from this nest in the last decade.