Live Bald Eagle Cam
ND-LEEF at St. Patrick's County Park - South Bend, Indiana
Use the scrollbar to watch past 4 hours of nest activity - most activity has been between sunrise and noon.
In the spring of 2015, two bald eagles took over an existing red-tailed hawk nest at the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) at St. Patrick's County Park and fledged one eaglet. The eagles at ND-LEEF, as well as a pair from Potato Creek State Park, were the first successful bald eagle nests ever recorded in St. Joseph County. Our eagles returned to build up their nest in the winters of 2016 and 2017 and hatched one eaglet each spring.
In our region bald eagles typically lay two eggs in late February or early March. The eggs take almost precisely 35 days to hatch. Our first glimpse of the 2016 eaglet came on April 24th (see photo). We hope to have a photo of the 2017 eaglet shortly! Eagles are some of the fastest growing birds and the eaglet will be almost fully grown and ready to fly in mid-June.
Eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act with guidelines on minimizing nest disturbance. Therefore, we ask people interested in viewing the nest to do so from the Morrison Education and Outreach Pavilion located on the north side of ND-LEEF. Please park your vehicles in the St. Patrick's County Park Red Barn parking lot and walk to the Morrison Family Pavilion, entering from the path from the north of the pavilion. CLICK FOR MAP
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