DNR EagleCam Update - The New Year

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January 19, 2016 – The New Year

The MNDNR EagleCam is streaming live, and eagle activity at this nest is beginning to increase. MN.IT Services has replaced hardware to improve signal quality and connectivity which has helped a great deal.

Egg Laying

This pair of Bald Eagles has a track record of laying their eggs earlier than we typically think of as normal for this species. However, the last two seasons have shown that they are able to successfully fledged eaglets despite their early-bird tendencies. We are relatively sure the two birds tending the nest are the same pair as the last several years. The female is the same (determined via leg band), but male lacks a leg band so we cannot be certain. Below is a table with the date of their first egg and number of offspring successfully fledged. We are excited to see what 2016 will bring!



First Egg Laid Number of Eaglets Fledged


 First wk of Jan. 0


Feb. 14 2


Jan. 19 2


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How to stay connected?

As eagle activity increases we will start sending out more frequent GovDelivery updates, so keep an eye on your inbox. Also, be sure to check out our Nongame Wildlife Program Facebook page (You DO NOT need to have a Facebook account to view posts and photos). We also tweet EagleCam updates on Twitter, be sure to follow @mndnr. Know someone that may be interested in EagleCam updates? They can sign up by following this link: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNDNR/subscriber/new?topic_id=MNDNR_107


Help support eagles, loons, pollinators, and more…

The DNR eagle camera is paid for by the Minnesota Nongame Wildlife Program, which is almost completely funded by people like you who make a voluntary donation, usually at tax time. Look for the Loon on Line 21 of the Minnesota Income Tax form (if you do your own taxes), or tell your tax preparer that you want to contribute to the Nongame Wildlife Fund, also referred to as the “Chickadee Checkoff. Donations can also be made using online tax-preparing software. Donations are tax deductible and matched dollar for dollar.

More information for tax preparers.
Donate anytime online at: www.mndnr.gov/nongame/donate

Important Links:

Watch the MNDNR EagleCam live at: mndnr.gov/eaglecam

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaNongameWildlifeProgram (You DO NOT need to have a Facebook account to view posts and photos).

Do not forget to checkout past EagleCam Updates