Big Bear Bald Eagle Nest

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Nest Camera

Wide Angle Camera


UPDATE

2021-10-24
Determination

Jackie came in yesterday in her normal fashion with a giant, multi-branch, unruly stick - dubbed the “octopus stick”. Shadow did try to help, s... Read More


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BACKGROUND

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We planned, raised funds, obtained permits and installed a Bald Eagle Nest camera on the first ever active bald eagle nest in Big Bear Valley. The camera and sound system is solar powered and runs live stream—available to watch  24/7.

This nest is in the San Bernardino National Forest land. It has been in active use since the fall of 2013. The surrounding area is closed to the public during nesting season to protect the eagles—bald eagles have been known to abandon nests when disturbed by humans.

Historically, bald eagles only wintered in Big Bear Valley to find sources of food (waterfowl and fish) not available in the frozen lakes further north. Recently, however, a pair took up year-round residence. In 2012 the “first in recorded history” bald eagle chick was hatched in Big Bear Valley. She was successfully raised to fledge.

For more information about these eagles, their nest and camera operation, visit our History and FAQ pages.