In 2008, Duke Farms installed a webcam on a tree adjacent to a Bald Eagle nest to provide a live look at the daily lives of the eagles. In partnership with The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, lesson plans were created to facilitate place-based educational opportunities for students. Between the general public and classrooms up and down the east coast, the Duke Farms Eagle Cam has many fans – over 10 million viewers and growing!
It is important to remember that although we have access to witness their behaviors, the eagles are still wild animals. If you find the nesting behaviors of the eagle chicks bothersome or disturbing, do not watch the Eagle Cam.
9/2021 UPDATE: The eagle cam is offline due to camera system damage sustained during Hurricane Ida. The nest is still intact, but the stream will be down in the off-season while we make repairs.
Egg 1: January 17, 2021 14:46:4
Egg 2: January 20, 2021 14:50:0
Egg 3: January 23, 2021 17:20:0
First egg hatched: February 26, 2021 06:44:33
Second egg hatched: March 2, 2021 00:37.06
Third egg did not hatch and is believed to have been buried by the parents in the nest.
Both 2021 Bald eagles fledged on May 16, 2021. They have both been spotted flying around the area - the first flight has been confirmed as a success.
Eagle Kits for the Classroom
We've compiled all of our eagle-themed lessons, several storybooks and field guides, life-sized replicas of an eagle egg, skull, talon, a life-sized wingspan cutout, vinyl eagle photo, and even an eagle costume! Eagle Kits are free for educators to borrow for up to three weeks at a time.
Check out our Virtual Eagle Kit for Distance Learning lessons.