The Decorah Bald Eagles video project began when the first camera was installed in 2009.The eagle’s next is about 80 feet high, six feet across, five feet deep and weighs close to 1,367 pounds. The eagles built the nest in 2007. Their previous nest nearby fell when a windstorm broke one of the supporting branches.
The story of the Bald Eagle is a happy one. This bird of prey found in North America is the national bird and symbol for the United States of America. In the late 1900s, the Bald Eagle was headed toward local extinction in the continental U.S. even as it was thriving in large areas of Alaska and Canada. Populations recovered and stabilized prompting their removal from the U.S. federal government’s list of endangered species and placement on the list of threatened species in July 1995. The Bald Eagle was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the continental U.S. in June 2007.
You can read more about the Decorah Bald Eagles on the website underneath the live video link.
Idea submitted by Dennis Drobeck, Lab/Classroom Services Supervisor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan