I came across this amazing site today thanks to someone on Twitter for sending me the link. Its a live webcam of a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) nest in Decorah, Iowa, United States of America. The eagle has laid 3 eggs which are due to hatch around April 1st! The webcam is thanks to the Raptor Resource Project.
Here is a little bit of information about the Raptor Resource Project :-
Established in 1988, the non-profit Raptor Resource Project specializes in the preservation of falcons, eagles, ospreys, hawks, and owls. We establish and strengthen breeding populations of these raptors by creating, improving, and maintaining nests and nest sites. In addition to directly managing over twenty-three falcon, eagle, and owl nest sites, we provide training in nest site creation and management across the United States, reach more than 85,000 people each year through lectures, education programs, and our website, and develop innovations in nest site management and viewing that bring people closer to the world around them.
Our mission is to preserve and strengthen raptor populations, to expand participation in raptor preservation, and to help foster the next generation of preservationists. Our work deepens the connection between people and the natural world, bringing benefits to both.
At present time, we have two main peregrine recovery programs.
Mississippi River Recovery Program
We began by releasing falcons. Now that so many falcons are back, we monitor existing and probable nest sites, improve sites where necessary, band young, and collect data and blood samples.
Begun by the Raptor Resource Project in 1990 at Xcel Energy’s Alan King Plant in Bayport, Minnesota, peregrine-utility programs have since expanded throughout the United States and worldwide. Since 1990, over 300 falcons have fledged from power plants along the Mississippi and its tributaries. Xcel Energy, Dairyland Power, Minnesota Power, Alliant Energy, and other utility partners played a crucial role in returning the peregrine to the river valley.