Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge installed five wildlife viewing cameras on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. 2017 we have partnered with JCWifi to stream live footage of the eagle nest. The remainder of the cams will going through the Stewards server. Please follow directions on each of the pages to view other cams.

  • Bald Eagle Nest – Live: Visitors have an opportunity to monitor the nesting activities of our trio of Bald Eagles, Hope, Valor I and Valor II.
  • Pelican Nesting:  Visitors have an opportunity to monitor the nesting activities of American White Pelicans, Double Crested Cormorants, Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons, and Ring-billed Gulls all located on Cormorant Island.
  • Migration Cam: Visitors have an opportunity to monitor the migration of Bald Eagles at Lock and Dam 13 during the winter or activities of the American White Pelican and other waterbirds in the summer.  Lock and Dam 13 is located north of Fulton Illinois.
  • Peregrine Falcon Nest:  Currently offline due to no activity. Visitors can watch the nesting activities of our falcons, Pebbles and Bam Bam. Located on top of the Consolidated Grain Elevator in Savanna, Illinois.
  • Sloane Marsh: Visitors have an opportunity to monitor waterfowl and other wildlife on the backwaters of the Mississippi River Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Located at Sloane Marsh just south of Savanna, Illinois.

Donate Now

These cameras are a wonderful way to get connected. Your financial support is needed to help defray the cost of maintaining the video server, cameras, and countless other technical necessities that are required to stream wildlife to your desktop in real time. All donations are tax deductible. Will you help keep the cameras rolling? Click on the web cam donation button on the upper right hand side.


These cameras are sponsored by our partners. Please thank them for this unique opportunity to see what’s happening on the refuge, right from the comfort of your own home.