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Raptor Resource Project is a non-profit organization that specializes in the preservation of falcons, eagles, ospreys, hawks, and owls. They were established in 1988 to establish and strengthen breeding populations of these raptors by creating, improving, and maintaining nests and nest sites. Currently they are managing over twenty-three falcon, eagle, and owl nest sites.

They also provide training in nest site creation and management across the United States. More than 85,000 people each year are reached through their lectures, education programs, and their website. They have developed an innovative program in nest site management and viewing that bring people closer to the world of raptors around them.

At this time they have set up a web cam on a mother bald eagle in her nest high up in a tree at a fish hatchery in Decorah, Iowa. This web cam is available for online viewing 24/7 and at night an infrared light allows for continuous viewing also. The eagle cannot see the infrared light so it does not disturb her.


The world watched as she sat on her eggs and as they hatched one by one. Now that her babies have all hatched, all eyes are on mama Eagle as she guards and keeps them safe and warm. It is also fun to see her feed her hungry babies. Never before have we been allowed a birds eye view like this. It is the use of technology at it's best!



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Responses to "Mama Eagle & Babies - You're on Camera Now!"

  1. Anonymous says:

    I've been watching since she laid her eggs! The wind doesn't make today a very good watch day! She is so vigilant and tender with her babies! Such a a wonderful thing to see!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Simply beautiful and amazing.

  3. Boudicca says:

    Stunning. I also keep up with another eagle nest camera in Norfolf Virginia. Wonderful to watch nature at her finest. Thank you.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Unbelievable Beatuiful!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    She is a good Mother! Denise B.

  6. Terry says:

    this is awesome

  7. Cassandra says:

    Aww, I just let my kids watch while she was feeding her babies.. so amazing!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is amazing & awesome!!! never thought i would be able to see this in my lifetime!! Wonderful!!

  9. Cassandra says:

    Daddy came home with some food and to do a few Home repairs. How sweet!!! I love this!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Puts what is truly important in perspective. Thank you so much.

  11. Anonymous says:

    So great to see nature at its best, love watching mom and dad care for the little ones.

  12. Anonymous says:

    so sad that mom got attacked again. WHY DON'T THE MALE EAGLE HELP HER AT NIGHT SHE GOT ATTACKED TWICE LAST NIGHT

  13. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so very much for sharing these precious moments with us, Mahikan. This is truely amaziing ! Feels like peeping in the intimacy of the gods...
    No words to say how it makes me feel <3<3<3

  14. Anonymous says:

    I heard about this on Klove radio. Believe was on the 30th. They mentioned was on Ustream & was supposed to hatch between the 30-1 month. I had to see it. I had it shared on my fb wall so easier to get to & shre with others. I got to see b4 they hatched as well as after & everything in between. As far as the hatching I got to see the first egg start hatching. Its been awesome to see all this. I want to thank the people for making it possible to see this. This is so awesome watching one of Gods most sacred animals. Its like looking out own window & seeing in own backyard.

  15. Anonymous says:

    it's awesome and wonderful!
    .iteowapi škaŋškaŋ kiŋ.lila waštewalake!Pilamaya ! Tokša Indi

  16. PATRICK REZDOG says:

    I love all animals they are my teachers. this one is special and sacred they are the connection to the creator. AWESOME!!!!!!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Apareceu o Papai lá no ninho, eu viii!!!

  18. Anonymous says:

    This is so Beautiful and amazing and wonderful to watch. Thank You for sharing. Joyce in Pa.

  19. Anonymous says:

    What's that grey clump next to her? Anyone?

  20. Anonymous says:

    I have the same question... I'm concerned... is that gray clump one of the babies???

  21. Anonymous says:

    One of the baby is dead ? OMG

  22. Anonymous says:

    I have been watching for 2 days, and find this so heartwarming! I am an
    IOWA girl, watching the progress from Arizona. God bless and keep the new
    family safe.

  23. Anonymous says:

    The chicks are ok. It's something she killed for food. I saw her feeding them from it earlier.

  24. Anonymous says:

    I am an IOWA girl watching the new family for 2 days, from Phoenix, AZ.
    God bless them and thank You for Your miracles!
    Elizabeth Sneller

  25. Anonymous says:

    From above: "So sad that mom got attacked again. WHY DON'T THE MALE EAGLE HELP HER AT NIGHT SHE GOT ATTACKED TWICE LAST NIGHT"

    What attacked the nest last night does anyone know?

  26. Anonymous says:

    Wow! this makes zoo's seem a bit redundent :-)

  27. aw this is fascinating. What a fabulous view of her. Just look at htose georgeous baby chicks. Well done to who managed to set this up.coool...

  28. Anonymous says:

    It's a pretty awesome comeback these majestic raptors are making. Here in Northwestern Pennsylvania we are seeing them more and more often. Two weeks ago I photographed one flipping a Canada Goose onto it's back and started eating it before I accidently scared it off to a nearby tree. This live feed you have set up is just amazing and I thank you for sharing it.

  29. Anonymous says:

    -thank you for providing such a wonderful part of life.. judith :)

  30. Anonymous says:

    It looks like the light is bothersome. Other than that this is a great pleasure to see.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Is that the Dad nesting with them now

  32. Anonymous says:

    goodness me snow snow snow go away.... judith:)

  33. Anonymous says:

    Looks like some pretty nasty weather... they are such great parents .

  34. Kelly says:

    Bless their hearts - that is some miserable weather to have to sit through. Next time I have a bad day with my kids, I'm going to remember what these eagles are suffering through for their babies. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Uwoduhi aniwohali (beautiful bald eagles)

    Makali ~ Tsalagihi (Cherokee)

  36. Anonymous says:

    Che spettacolo!!!! Barbara

  37. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know why the male eagle doesnt sleep with them at night?

  38. Anonymous says:

    It is amazing to be able to see how fast beautiful these babies grow!
    Meegwetch for allowing us to watch <3

  39. Anonymous says:

    AMAZING,,,,,she a good mother.

  40. Misty says:

    I have never seen anything so breath taking and awe inspiring! Thanks for sharing with all of us! I read somewhere the male goes to hunt at night for himself. Not sure how true this is...

  41. Anonymous says:

    This is unbelievable and amazing...what I want to know are the parents in the nest at night too...I never see them, but then, I only just discovered this? It's just incredibly awesome.... Thanks for making this possible! 8)

  42. Anonymous says:

    Can you please move the lens back so we can see the whole nest and the 3 birds. They are getting so big and spreading their wings. Thank you for this experience. What are the sites for watching more live shots?

  43. Anonymous says:

    Where is the third baby?

  44. Anonymous says:

    How old are they now and when will they be ready to leave the nest?

  45. Anonymous says:

    The eaglet just woke up and did it's business over the side of the nest! How neat is that. Almost lost it's balance but didn't fall. All is well. Wish the flies would leave them alone.

  46. Anonymous says:

    Where is the mother. I have been watching on and off for hours and have not seen her. I feel so bad when they cry.

  47. Anonymous says:

    What a sight, all 3 of them are out of the nest!! AWESOME

  48. Anonymous says:

    This is truly a gift... what great parents... such a beautiful farm.
    Nature and technology.... magical!!!

  49. Anonymous says:

    How wonderful and educational it was to watch the babies grow up. But I will surely miss watching them. That was one of my highlights of the day (or night).

  50. Anonymous says:

    Have not seen the 3rd baby for a couple of days. I saw one on the ground and the horses were going to check it out, wonder if something happened?

  51. Anonymous says:

    There is a black spot on the ground to the right of the barn that is where the baby was the other day. I wonder if that is the baby laying there?

  52. Anonymous says:

    they have grown, so big, I adore you, white Wolf, beautiful spirit, you, have , one love, forever, no matter what or who?

  53. misty says:

    dang it! I missed the babies hatching!

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