You are watching the nd-leef Bald Eagle nest cams(Notre Dame Eagle Cam). Located at St. Patrick’s County Park in the city of South Bend, Indiana. This eagle cam has been brought to you by the University of Notre Dame and also made possible by viewers donations.
About the nest:
In the spring of 2015 this mating pair of Eagles took over an abandoned Red Tail Hawk nest at the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (aka ND-LEEF) and made it their own. In 2021 a new camera was installed in place of the old eagle nest camera. This high quality live webcam has pan, tilt and can zoom up to 32x giving viewers an even better view from a rare perspective into the daily life of a nest of bald eagles.
The females egg laying duties usually start in mid to end of February with eaglets hatching. Begining about 35 days later. Then branching in June and the fledging stage sometime in July. After fledging they will remain a juvenile for about 2 years before becoming adult eagles and will not have fully matured feathers till about 5 years after fledging. To learn more about this live camera nest please visit enviromentalchange.nd.edu.
The first ever recorded Bald Eagle nests in St. Joseph county are the nd-leef eagles and a nest at Potato Creek State Park.
ND-Leef completed the construction of two new watersheds in the fall of 2020. In doing so this has doubled nd-leefs capacity to host more researchers, support more education and outreach programs.
ND-leef’s bald eagle nest historical timeline:
2022 – eggs laid 2/20,2/23,2/27 eggs hatched – 3/31,4/1,4/5
2021 – eggs laid 2/18,2/20,2/24 eggs hatched 3/29,3/31, 3rd egg did not hatch
2020 – eggs laid 2/26,3/1,3/5 eggs hatched 4/4,4/6,4/9
2019 – eggs laid 2/22,2/25,2/28 eggs hatched 4/2,4/3,4/4
2018 – eggs laid 2/22,2/26 both bald eagle eggs hatched April 2nd
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