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Eagle Live Cam On Catalina Island: Wray And 'Superman's' Eggs To Hatch By Easter (VIDEO)

Although the bald eagle was once hunted and poisoned almost to extinction, it has made a remarkable recovery since 1972, when it was classified as Endangered. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has upgraded the bird's status from Endangered to Threatened. The banning of the pesticide DDT has also helped to improve the bald eagle's chance of survival which had caused the shell of the eagle's eggs to become too thin.

Currently on California's Catalina Island, a bald eagle live cam is streaming live footage of two majestic eagles keeping watch over three precious eggs expected to hatch around March 31. The live stream features two eagles, a female named Wray and a male nicknamed "Superman". These two eagles have made their home in a nest high up on the Catalina cliffs. The female, Wray, laid her three eggs at the end of February and then in early March.

Dr. Peter Sharpe has been studying bald eagles on the island for years. In 2007, he witnessed the so-called "Easter Miracle" of four bald eagles hatching without human assistance. It was the first time that had happened in more than half a century, according to the Catalina Island Conservancy. As for the new eggs, “We expect the first egg to hatch around Easter, give or take a day," said Dr. Peter Sharpe of the Institute for Wildlife Studies in a press release.

The camera, is being operated by The Pet Collective in conjunction with the Institute for Wildlife Studies and began streaming footage in February. It will continue to do so through April 24. Although the Institute for Wildlife Studies has filmed Wray and Superman before, "the collaboration with The Pet Collective brings an even wider audience to the work they do and the live cams," according to John Singh from The Pet Collective.


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Responses to "Bald Eagle web cam provides opportunity to watch eggs hatch by Easter"

  1. Can't wait to see the babies :)

  2. Nancy P says:

    This is awesome to see them in their environment! Thank you!

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is so cool . I hope they all hatch .

  4. I truly enjoy this have been watching for 2 days, another site which already has it baby if anyone interested the site is http://www.care2.com/greenliving/bald-eagle-nest-video.html
    I have been in awe now I have 2 different families to watch.

  5. So where does the mate perch around there?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful to be able to watch ! :)

  7. o the loneliness of motherhood! where is the daddy? hope i get to see him there too. sending bright blessings.

  8. don ryhal says:

    this is great

  9. what's that red thing on her wing? foot? Injury?

  10. T0n0pah says:

    It always amazes me how much patience Birds have !

  11. what happened to my live feed?

  12. don ryhal says:

    what happen to the sound?

  13. Lynn Sweeting, they take turns incubating the eggs. I think this is great!

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  15. helen says:

    i Have been watching the eaglets grow up in florida who will soon be leaving their nest. Thanks for the opportunity to see more live screening. It will be interesting to see if 3 chicks survive. Watching with great interest.

  16. Anonymous says:

    This majestic bird is such a great American Icon. I am so excited to see the eggs hatch. Laura from Kansas.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Could you please tell me what some of the names for eagles are in your native languages? I am so moved and touched by these great ones. The tenderness they display to each other. Their care in approaching their nest, and eggs when the settle on the nest, how glorious and magnificent they are

    Thanks you for sharing this with us!

  18. One of the birds looks like it has an owie on top of its right wing?

  19. Anonymous says:

    wonder if they will hatch this afternoon :)

  20. Anonymous says:

    Thank You for creating and sharing this opportunity for all of us who view this live web cam, the rare chance to witness the Grace of Nature.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Waiting, waiting, waiting-This is a fabulous Easter chick adventure ;)

  22. Anonymous says:

    If this is suppose to be a live feed, why do we see the same shot of your solar system set up all the time. I thank you for sharing, but wonder why the repeating.

  23. Kimberly says:

    This is a great experience for US...however, I've noticed that she is well aware of the camera and I'm wondering how healthy that is for her? She keeps twitching and looking at the camera and getting fidgity...Is this ok for her?

  24. Anonymous says:

    Very disappointing today. Yesterday there were three eggs ready to hatch. Today it is the same loop of film over and over. Thought this was supposed to be live.

  25. Anonymous says:

    I would like to know why the camera change. You can't see much from the camera that they are using now.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Is it possible to go back to the first camera please with this one you can't see anything

  27. why did this end?

  28. guys, go to alcoa eagle cam

  29. 2 babies already hatched

  30. helen says:

    aw dear never got to see them :( perhaps having a few probs with camera thanks jenn. for above comments and thanks for those who have tried to bring this live event.

  31. Yes why did this end? :(

  32. don ryhal says:

    I waited and waited and been watching for almost two weeks what a bunch of bull.

  33. alcoaeaglecam.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Don- you must be an expert wildlife bioligist well versed in the technical challenges of providing live cams from remote areas to make such a non-sopportive statement regarding a free service.

  35. Anonymous says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYSG3eAKXik Can see Wray and Superman here.

  36. don r says:

    no im not a expert but I spent 30 odd years studying wild life in there natural habitat without cameras and anyone could tell those eagles new those cameras where there and they were acting reel nervous before they went out....

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