Big Bear Bald Eagle Live Nest Cam

Big Bear Bald Eagle Live Nest Cam

This live feed is owned and operated by Friends of Big Bear Valley, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Any public use of the live video, including screen captures, requires prior approval and credit to the organization. Thank you for your consideration!

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What’s happening at the nest:
Congratulations, Jackie and Shadow! 🥚Egg1 is laid 1/22 15:43. Egg2 is laid 1/25 15:43. Pip watch begins on 2/26

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About the nest: The nest is located at Big Bear Lake, California. It is about 145 feet up in a Jeffrey Pine tree. The nest is the current home for Jackie and Shadow, a local bald eagle pair.

Q-How do you tell Jackie and Shadow apart? A-Jackie is larger than Shadow. Jackie’s beak is both longer and thicker from top to bottom than Shadow’s.

Q-How old are the eagles? A-Jackie is 10, Shadow is 8.

Q-How can the eagles handle the cold temperatures, snow and rain? A-Bald Eagles are well equipped to handle harsh weather conditions. They have down feathers against their skin that can hold in the heat their bodies generate. On top of the down, they have approximately 7000 waterproof feathers that can keep the wet and cold out and also helps keep the heat inside.

Q-Where do the eagles sleep at night and does the light bother them? A-During nesting season, Jackie the female sleeps in the nest, Shadow sleeps perched in a tree nearby in case he is needed. The light at the nest is an infrared light, this light cannot be seen by the eagles or humans. It is only picked up by the camera, which enables us to view the nest at night. In the off season, both eagles sleep perched in trees within their territory.

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3. Be respectful to eagles*, nature and all animals. The exact location of the nest, local landmarks, and camera placement are not disclosed to protect the eagles.
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*Bald Eagles are protected by the Federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Lacey Act and by the California Endangered Species Act.

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