May 1, 2013 – Lady Odell and Cascade have been spotted! On April 24th a retired Forest Service wildlife biologist volunteering for the District spotted a single eagle flying in the camera nest territory. The eagle flew around the camera nest and then their alternate nest upslope. It then flew across Odell lake and was joined by another eagle. The pair soared together for about 15 minutes and flew out of sight. There is potential they have set up another nest site across the lake from the camera nest. More surveys will be conducted to see if we can unravel this mystery.
Joan Kittrell, Wildlife Biologist, Crescent Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest.
Have you wondered how these cameras got installed?
Check out this PDF document with 48 photos of the new camera project in January 2010.
EAGLE CAM INSTALLATION [PDF: 5.5 mb]
This project was made possible by the following:
...oh, and of course, the Eagles themselves.
EAGLE CAM FORUM
Visit and participate in this site with a group of folks who have been monitoring the Eagle Cam for years. Great information, videos and photos of recent activity. To view most recent posts, click on the last page number on "Pages" line at top and bottom of each page.
Deschutes National Forest Eagle Cam Forum
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT EAGLES:
Q: How big are they?
A: Bigger than most people think.
Height: 28-38 Inches
Weight: 10-14 Pounds
Wingspan: 78-84 Inches
Q: How long do they live?
A: About 15-20 years.
Q: Do they return to same nest every year?
A: Not always. If they are successful the year before they usually do, but again not always.
Q: How big is the nest?
A: Approximately 6ft. across.
Q: How many eggs do they lay?
A: Usually 1 or 2.
Q: When do they get their white head and tail?
A: This usually takes 4-6 years.
INFORMATION and VIDEO from 2010, 2009 and 2008
Recent History page
The purpose of this cooperative project is to bring live video of wild eagles and wild salmon to the Oregon Zoo's Great Northwest Exhibit
where the same species are kept in captivity, and to the Internet. Through the wonders of modern technology, we can share with you, in real time, the behavior of bald eagles and salmon who make their home in America's National Forests - your National Forests.
It is our hope that these videos raise your level of awareness, appreciation, and understanding of wildlife, fish, and plants and their connection to ecosystems, landscapes and people, and entice you to visit your National Forests.
Get outside! Take kids outside! Try "NatureWatch!"
View Behind the Scenes Photos and Video
You can also view lots of great pictures of Eagles in the Forest Service Find-a-Photo website.
This live streaming video of a wild eagle nest is located high in the cascade mountains in the Deschutes National Forest, Oregon