Big Bear Bald Eagles Live Nest Cam

The watch for eggs to begin hatching starts on 2/29. 

We have our share of bald eagles visiting the Grand Valley this time of year and they’re always majestic and beautiful to watch, but no one here has done anything like this.

My cousin in San Diego turned me on to this Bald Eagle Cam, a 24/7 live feed from a high-resolution, solar-powered color video camera pointed at the nest of two bald eagles nicknamed Shadow (male) and Jackie (female) on U.S. Forest Service land adjacent to Big Bear Lake, California. The camera was put up by the Friends of Big Bear Valley (FOBBV), a nonprofit group.  The exact location of the nest is undisclosed to protect the eagles.

There are three eggs in the nest. The first was laid on 1/25, the second on 1/28 and the third on 1/31. The eggs should start hatching in about two weeks.

The cameras recently caught some dramatic moments including the eagles keeping the eggs warm through days and nights of driving snowfall and high winds, and the appearance of a persistent unwelcome intruder.

FOBBV’s cam channel on YouTube has clips of the best moments the cam has captured, like when Shadow brings Jackie a live fish, shift change occurs on the nest, when Jackie flies off for a

Jackie returning to the nest after a break

break at shift change, the birds talking to each other, and more.

The free live feed from the Eagle Cam has become “a thing.”

The FOBBV eagle cam was featured on ABC News World News Tonight with David Muir last night, and after that viewership doubled.

I didn’t want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to get a live streamed, high-resolution, close-up view of these gorgeous birds in the wild. Bookmark the sight so you don’t miss the eggs hatching in a couple of weeks.

  8 comments for “Big Bear Bald Eagles Live Nest Cam

  1. Thanks for LIVE FEED and all the information. I have one question, what type of equipment (high-res outdoor
    nest camera) is used for this 24/7 stream? Can you share specifics? Highly appreciated.

  2. Thanks for LIVE FEED and all the information. I have one question, what type of equipment (high-res outdoor camera) is used for this 24/7 stream? Can you share specifics? Highly appreciated.

  3. There are many bald eagle cameras in Colorado ands elsewhere. The one at Stanley Lake on the Front Range has been there for years I think. Just search “bald eagle live cameras” and if you want to watch the Colorado ones, add “colorado” to the search.

    If you want to see thousands of bald eagles, they congregate in Haines, Alaska, in Oct. and Nov. There are many in Alaska all the time and to locate them, look for a golf ball in a tree—otherwise, they are very hard to locate.

  4. We have been watching this Bald Eagle cam for 3 years and it is fascinating. We’ve learned a lot from it. I can imagine an artist would benefit from it if they were trying to draw or paint eagles. They are fiercer looking than many artists portray Them.

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