Bald Eagle Nest

Visitors have an opportunity to monitor the nesting activities of our Eagles, Hope and Valor II.

  • Camera was placed in mid November, 2013 at nest location.  However, there are several new nests being built. We are waiting to see where they settle before proceeding with camera setup.
  • There will be no nest cam this year due to the change of location of our pair of eagles.  They have settled on the brand new nest in which we do not have a camera.  There is also a new pair of eagle building on the north side of the Lock Rd.

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History

  • 2004 – The nest and eggs were destroyed by high winds.
  • 2005 – The nest and eggs were destroyed by high winds.
  • 2006 – One mate died after flying into an electrical power line. The other mate abandoned the nest and eggs.
  • 2007 – Two young fledged.
  • 2008 – Three young fledged.
  • 2009 – One chick fledged, but flew into an electrical power line and died.
  • 2010 – Three chicks fledged.
  • 2011 – The nest was relocated and webcam installed. Wooden supports were added to the old nest for stability.
  • 2011 – Eggs were laid, but parents abandoned nest. The tree collapsed in June, due to wind.
  • 2012 – Nest was rebuilt in old location, near Lock and Dam 13. Two eggs were laid and eventually hatched. Behavior of male (Valor) indicated that he was young and didn’t know exactly what to do. He had limited interest in incubation and feeding. Both eggs hatched, but each eaglet at 3 days old perished.
  • 2013 – New nest location. Three adults were around nest. Behavior indicated that Valor I was replaced with Valor II. The pair successfully raised 2 eaglets.
  • Working on moving camera to new location. We need to raise some money to purchase electrical wire.
  • Camera was placed in mid November, 2013 at nest location.  However, there are several new nests being built. We are waiting to see where they settle before proceeding with camera setup.