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2016 Eaglet Information Table

Last Updated December 13, 2016

the symbol ~ is used to mean about or approximately; the symbol ≤ is used to mean on or before
times are local time at the nest; gender with a ? means likely but not proven with blood tests

If the cam doesn't look into the nest bowl, the hatch date for the first eaglet is based on the behavior of the parents and that of subsequent eaglets is based partly on an assumption of about 3 days between hatchings and partly on the number of days between sighting of the first chick and sighting of subsequent chicks; nests may only be checked once a week after fledging, so the fledgling may have been around for several days after it was last seen on cam by us.

I use 35 days from the date the egg was laid as a time to begin to look for a hatch; the first egg often hatches 37-39 or even 40 days after it was laid; the middle egg of three is often 36-38 days; and the second of two or third of three is often 35-36 days - but 34-40 days is not unlikely, and 33-41 might be possible.

Please check About the Nests for more information about the history of the various pairs and pictures of the nests.

 
Notes

1st egg likely

Eggs Laid
Hatchings
Fledgings
Last Seen
on Cam

British Columbia
Delta 2

Link

Ace
Pippin

The Delta 2 nest tree blew down last fall while the eagles were on migration - and the folks at Hancock Wildlife managed to build a starter nest in a nearby tree (complete with two cameras removed from the Delta 3 nest, which is not being streamed this year) - and the eagles liked it! And are using it!
Sad news - younger eaglet Pippen died shortly before midnight on June 3rd; I'd need to do more research to be sure when he or she started being less interested in food, and when his/her breathing became more labored, but it was apparent that something was wrong by the end of May, and he showed very little interest in food the last few days, though he occasionally perked up and ate a few bites. He stood up much of the time, perhaps because it was harder to breathe while lying down, and his breathing was very labored the last few days; those of us who were watching this nest in 2012 could see definite similarities between Pippen's symptoms and what we'd seen when Goldwing died at 51 days old. There is speculation that it might have been Aspergillosis, a respiratory disease caused by a fungus, but it's unlikely that we will ever know; Pippen was 46 days old when he or she died.
Rest in peace, little one.
Ace branched at 9:45 am, July 8 (81 days old).

~Mar 3-28

Mar 10
3:55 pm

Mar 13
1:35 pm

Apr 18
6:21 am
(39 days)

Apr 18
8:05 pm
(36 days)
died
Jun 3
(46 days)

Jul 14
10:15 am
(87 days)

all 3 on
old nest tree
Jul 30

one or more seen on poles and towers

last sighting
Aug 10
8:30 pm

British Columbia
Harrison Mills

Link

Mr & Mrs Honeycomb

Sandy
Piper

The chicks were named for the Sandpiper Golf Course under their nest. Younger chick Piper seemed fine initially and we didn't notice any rivalry or bullying by the older chick, but was sleeping through some feedings the second day and didn't show the energy we normally see in little chicks; he or she didn't join in any feedings on May 16, and died sometime during the day.
Sandy turned 6 weeks old on June 20th - and Dad started bringing small whole fish that day, and it took Sandy quite a while for the first one, but he or she began learning how to get into them and eat them, and in a few days, s/he was doing great at self-feeding, and at standing up on the toes as adults do, which makes feeding easier - amazing how all that happens!
Sandy didn't return to the nest after fledging, though the adults stopped by with fish, and we heard him screeping; the adults returned a couple of times, then we didn't see or hear them - which makes me think they're off together; unlike some other pairs, the adults aren't at the nest a lot unless they're working on it or nesting - they have other places they spend their time, and I think Sandy is now at one of those places with them.

Apr 4

Apr 3
8:21 pm

Apr 7
5:07 pm

May 9
6:27 pm
(36 days)

May 13
11:11 am
(36 days)

Aug 9
6:28 am
(92 days)

Sandy
Aug 9

Dad
Aug 11

Mom
Aug 12
(spent the night perched near the nest, and left from her perch the morning of the 13th)

British Columbia
Hornby Island

Link

Pa and Em

The long-time female of this nest disappeared last spring after a fight; the male was seen with a new female last summer, and I believe observers think it's the female who was there with him this year as well, and they are calling her Em (not sure why); the male is known as either Pa or Dad. They were seen together throughout the nesting season, but did not nest.

Mar 19-30

British Columbia
Lafarge

Link

Pa and Lady Lafarge

Pa Lafarge and his new mate Lady Lafarge appear to be again nesting in a tree several blocks away from the Lafarge plant where the cam is located; they spent a lot of time at Lafarge before eggs were laid, and we're hoping to continue to see the "off-duty" adult visit during incubation and brooding.
As of May 19, it's well past time for any eggs to hatch, and we've seen no indication of chicks, though the adults (Pa especially) still seem to spend time in the nest as if incubating.
As of May 28, the adults have been spending quite a bit of time together at the artificial nest, which suggests either the last egg has collapsed, or they are moving on.

Mar 10-16
?Mar 24
no hatch

both
Jul 15

Lady
Jul 17

British Columbia
Port Moody

no cam

It's not easy to see the nest; it appeared vacant in mid-July, but we don't know if the chick or chicks fledged.
appeared to be on eggs
Apr 10
likely feeding of 2 chicks
Apr 19
unknown

British Columbia
Sidney

back to
former nest -
no cam since 2011

I think this pair has either moved again, or are not nesting this year. The observers are out there looking - so stay tuned.

"Parker"

Mar 1-22
at least
1 chick
probably
by
Jul 11
confirmed
Jul 15

British Columbia
White Rock

Link

The nest the eagles had been using fell down at the end of the nesting season, happily after both chicks were flying well; the eagles appear to have built a new nest which is just barely visible from one of the cams - and March 14 is when a local observer saw them looking as if they were tending an egg, and when we started often seeing one in the new nest, and rarely seeing them spending much time together elsewhere - so we are guessing that's when their first egg was laid.
As of May 19, we think there's one or more chicks, but haven't been able to actually see them yet.
The new nest fell down on July 2nd; fortunately both chicks (who were probably a bit over 10 weeks old) were able to cling to branches, and there may be enough nest left so one at a time can lie down; as of July 9, observers have seen the adults feeding them on the branches, and both seem to be doing well.
The fledglings spent several weeks in the area, visiting the old nest tree and the human-built nest, so were seen up close by the cams - and we're hoping to add some supports to the nest tree they used this year - and a cam - so we'll be able to watch them all season in 2017.

~Mar 13-25
maybe
Mar 14
maybe
~Apr 20

by
July 11

July 18
morning

both chicks
Aug 5

at least
one adult
Aug 6

at least
one chick
Aug 7

California
Anacapa Island
Oak Canyon

no cam

A21(M) & A11(F)

 

early March

incubating
Apr 9

California
Catalina Island
Empire Quarry

no cam

adults K51(M) & K03(F)

Dr. Sharpe said in the Apr 9 2016 update that the remaining egg might not hatch because "the female still has trouble laying down and standing up from the egg, likely because of an old injury. This makes proper incubation difficult." - I hadn't realized she had mobility issues; for the record, K03 is a 2007 naturally hatched chick from the Seal Rocks nest, from before the non-cam chicks were named.

Only one egg seen Apr 6

~Mar 17

~Feb 28

~Mar 2

none hatched

California
Catalina Island
Middle Ranch

no cam

adults K88(M) & A37(F) - pre 2015
K00(M) & ?A37(F)

As of March 28, 2015, A37 was alone at Middle Ranch
K00 (formerly Twin Rocks) was seen at Middle Ranch in summer 2015, and was confirmed as the resident male 3/8/16; A37 likely still the resident female

They had an egg by Feb 24, but the nest had failed by Mar 2;
there's still time, so they may try again

Feb 8 - mid-March

<Feb 24

California
Catalina Island
Pinnacle Rock

no cam

adults K73(M) & K56(F) - pre 2015
adults K88(M) & maybe K56(F)
no confirmation on adults as of 3/8/16

banded May 19
K66(F)
K68(M)

Feb 14 - Mar 3
by
Feb 23
2 chicks
seen
Apr 4
dates unknown

California
Catalina Island
Rattlesnake Canyon

no cam

adults K80(M) and K47(F)

K80 confirmed as male 3/8/16

banded May 20
K69(M)/Thor

Feb 16 - Mar 17
Feb 25
seen
Apr 5
by
Jun 24

California
Catalina Island
Seal Rocks

no cam

adults K25(M) & K34(F)
(no wing tags after 2011)
no confirmation on adults as of 3/8/16

banded May 11
K64(F)/Connie (for the USS Constellation)

Feb 7 - Mar 5
b/w
Feb 3-9
seen
Mar 21
by
Jun 24

California
Catalina Island
Twin Rocks

no cam

adults K00(M) & K17(F) - pre 2016

K17/Crystal died in fall 2015 from injuries likely received in a fight with another eagle; she was the oldest bald eagle on the Channel Islands and the last surviving eagle from the 33 eagles released on Catalina from 1980-86 to begin the reintroduction process
K00 was seen at Middle Ranch in summer 2015

As of the 3/8/16 update, no pairs were mentioned as having claimed this territory

Feb 19 - Mar 6

California
Catalina Island
Two Harbors

Link

adults K81(M) and K82(F)

One egg disappeared part way through the incubation period - not sure when.

Dr. Sharpe removed the remaining egg April 15, when the hatch window had passed, to test it for contaminants; he reported that it was filled with a yellow liquid, so if it was fertile, the embryo died very early in the development process; test results are likely to take a while.

Feb 15 - Mar 2

Feb 25
10:06 pm

Feb 29
8:58 pm

didn't hatch

California
Catalina Island
West End

Link

adults K01(M) & K91/Thunder(F)

banded May 10
K62(F)/Tsering (long life in Tibetan)
K60(M)/George

Feb 18 - Mar 14

Feb 11
10:42 pm

Feb 15
~6:45 pm

Mar 21
11:18 am
(39 days)

Mar 23
8:27 am
(37 days)

June 18
8:52 am

June 24
9:18 am

K60
Jul 26

K62
Aug 11

California
San Clemente Island
Bald Canyon

Link

adults K76(M) & A32(F)

Exciting news - this nest is getting a cam for 2016! As of April 17, cam is installed and they're just waiting for permission to start streaming
Chicks were not banded - team couldn't access the nesting area during the banding period.

Apr 9

Apr 11

dates unknown

California
Santa Cruz Island
Baby's Harbor
(aka Lady's Harbor)

no cam

adults A68(M)/Braveheart & A27(F)

new nesting pair for 2015

banded May 27
A66(M)/Jim
A99(F)/Corazon

incubating
mid Mar
2 chicks
seen
week of
Apr 12-19
dates unknown

California
Santa Cruz Island
Fraser Point

no cam

adults A64(M)/Spirit & A49(F)/Cruz

Well - IWS installed a cam this year - and the pair was disrupted by a golden eagle in the neighborhood and didn't nest; we've been seeing A49 at the nest regularly, and the golden occasionally, but haven't seen A64/Spirit - and am keeping fingers crossed that he'll pop up here or at another nest, as I saw him hatch, and he's near and dear to my heart.

Feb 12-28

California
Santa Cruz Island
Fry's Harbor

no cam

adults A46(M)/Stephen Jr. & unbanded female

nest apparently failed as of the May 2 update posted May 8

≤Mar 30
by
early Mar
at least 1 chick as of
Apr 19

California
Santa Cruz Island
Hazards
(aka Baby's Harbor, North Shore or Cueva Valdez pair)

no cam

adults A00(M) & A16(F) - pre-2016
adults A00(M) & young female

IWS crew reported April 19 that the nest had failed, and said A-00 had paired with a new young female; no information about who that female is or news about A16 yet.

~Mar 13-17

California
Santa Cruz Island
Los Piños
(aka Willows
but didn't nest there)

no cam

adults A45(M) & A51(F)

No wing tags on the male so can't confirm it's still A45

≤Mar 27

California
Santa Cruz Island
Malva Real
(aka
Carl Peak,
Carl/Maggie, Grasslands)

no cam

adults A35(F) & K11(M)

No wing tags on the male so can't confirm it's still K11

As of March 22, IWS crew has been unable to find where or if they're nesting.

Feb 5 - Apr 5

California
Santa Cruz Island
Pelican Harbor

cam planned
for 2012

adults K10(M) & K26(F)

This pair apparently likes to keep a low profile - they've moved back to their 2014 nest - which had the camera gear removed over the summer so IWS could stream the Fraser Point nest, as there was no indication this nest would be used.
There were no additional reports - not sure if the crew was mistaken about there being eggs, or if the nest failed.

Feb 24 - Mar 8
by
Feb 29

California
Santa Cruz Island
Sauces

Link

adults A40(M) & A48(F)

banded April 30
A62(M)/Isleno
A63(M)/Whisk

First egg apparently broke around 5 am on February 4

Feb 15-
Mar 2

Feb 1
seen
3:18 pm

Feb 4
seen
7:01 pm

Feb 7
seen
7:06 pm

Mar 12
early am
(37 days)

Mar 14
11:46 am
(36 days)

May 30
3:56 pm
(79 days)

May 30
4:44 pm
(77 days)

A62
Jul 13

A63
Jul 14

juvie calls heard
Jul 28; no visual

California
Santa Cruz Island
Smuggler's Harbor

no cam

adults A58(M) & A57(F)
2015 male? & A51(F)

banded April 29
A61(M)/Akecheta (fighter in the Sioux language)

at least one chick seen week of Mar 15-22, less than a week old but they didn't say which day it was seen

by
early Mar
(est ~ Feb 10)
at least 1 by about
Mar 15
likely by
Jun 13

California
Santa Cruz Island

new pairs

no cam

possible pairs - haven't nested yet
adding them here to keep track of who is who

Yellowbanks - A21(M) is now at Anacapa and A48(F) is at Sauces) - so this may be an open territory

 

California
Santa Rosa Island
Lopez

no cam

adults A39(M) & A43(F)– pre-2015
adults A69(M)/Malik & A43(F)

banded May 2
A65(F)

If chick was a few days old in mid-March, egg was laid in early Feb, probably by Feb 8.

Feb 8 - early March

incubating
by Feb 16
?Mar 14?
few days old by
Mar 16-17
by
Jun 13

California
Santa Rosa Island
Trap Canyon
(aka Verde)

no cam

adults A08(M) & A22(F)

banded May 2 (don't know which is older);
too young for wing tags but I'm hoping to get their band numbers
band orange A??(M)
band orange A00(F)

Feb 24 - early March

incubating
by Feb 17
at least one by week of
Apr 12-19

one by
Jun 13

both by
Jun 28

California
Humboldt Bay

Link

Mr & Mrs HBE

As of March 27, the eagles are being seen but are not nesting in the nest with the cams; as far as I can tell, they might be working on another nest, but no one has been able to confirm that.
As of April 10, observers suspect they have a new nest - no visits to the old nest since about the time they laid eggs last year, though both had occasionally visited before that, and one adult is sometimes seen - suggesting the other might be on eggs; people are hoping that the nest will be found, and that the cams can be moved over the summer when the eagles are away - but we'll have to wait and see.

Mar 19

California
Turtle Bay
Redding
(aka CalTrans)

new nest -
no cam for 2016

adults Spirit (M) & Liberty (F)

Birdie (F?)
Bogey (M?)

Well, the Friends of the Redding Eagles had a wildly successful fund drive and raised money to install two high def cams with sound - but Liberty and Spirit had other ideas, and built a new nest at a nearby golf course; there will be local observer reports - but no cams this year.

Feb 3 - Feb 15

by
Feb 15

maybe
Mar 27
(~41 days)

2nd confirmed
Apr 11

by Jun 27

Jun 3?

seen downriver
Jul 6

Colorado
Fort St. Vrain

Link

FSV 31
FSV 32
FSV 33

Sad, sad news - the nest area had a bad storm with cold heavy rain the night of April 15-16, and though both adults tried to shelter the 16 and 19 day old chicks, they could not keep them dry, and all three died. Rest in peace, little ones.

Feb 14 - Mar 6

Feb 16
~9 pm

Feb 19
8:17 pm

Feb 23
6:47 pm

Mar 28
9:23 am
(41 days)

Mar 28
~7 pm
(38 days)

Mar 31
8:45 am
(37 days)

Dist of Columbia
Nat'l Arboretum
Washington

Link

adults Mr President (M) & The First Lady (F)
an American Eagle Foundation nest

DC2/Freedom
DC3/Liberty

2016 is first year on cam; they fledged 1 chick last year

Feb 10

Feb 14
early

Mar 18
8:27 am
(37 days)

Mar 20
3:00 am
(35 days)

Jun 5
(80 days)

Jun 9
(81 days)

no sightings reported since
July 8

Dist of Columbia
Police Academy
Washington

Link

adults Justice (M) & Liberty (F)

Mary
Jimbo

2016 is first year on cam; they have been nesting at the Metropolitan Police Academy in SE Washington DC for 11 years.

Feb 18
4:30 pm

Feb 20
8:10 am

Mar 26
~7 am
(37days)

Mar 28
~8 am
(37 days)

Jun 11
~7 am

Jun 11
afternoon

Mary
last reported sighting
July 17

Jimbo
July 4

Florida
Northeast FL Eagle Cam

Link

adults Romeo (M) and Juliet (F)

NE5/Liberty
NE6/Justice

Nov 14-16

Nov 16
1:49 pm

Nov 19
4:42 pm

Dec 22
5:18 pm
(36 days)

Dec 24
6:51 pm
(35 days)

Mar 19
11:43 am
(88 days)

Mar 19
10:53 am
(86 days)

fledglings
Apr 20

Juliet
May 23

Romeo
May 27

Florida
Southwest FL Eagle Cam

Link

adults M15 (M) & Harriet

E7
E8

M15 (Male 2015) is a young male (he had a few dark feathers when we first saw him) who courted Harriet while resident male Ozzie was in rehab after a close encounter with a train in mid-March 2015 - and who successfully defended what had become his nest and territory in September 2015 when Ozzie tried to return. We thought there might not be eggs this year - they were a month later than before - but M15 is doing a great job incubating and bringing food for Harriet.
Update March 19 - M15 has become a great provider and Dad; there were a few times when food was scarce - and there was serious sibling rivalry especially during those times - and E8 got tangled in fishing line and happily was untangled and spent a couple of days in rehab and then was returned to the nest - but so far, things are looking good, and both eaglets are thriving.
Update May 22 - E7 fledged April 16 at about 11-1/2 weeks, but it took younger eaglet E8 a few more, though he/she was confidently flying between branches and getting lots of food; s/he fledged May 3 at almost 14 weeks old. Then, around 3 in the morning on May 7, an owl apparently attacked the fledglings as they perched by the nest, knocking or scaring them off their perches; E7 returned the next day, but E8 did not and was not seen by the zoomers or the folks on the ground. He or she was eventually found on May 13 by three women affiliated with CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation Of Wildlife) who had been searching for him/her several times before. E8 has now had surgery to put a pin in a broken leg, and his/her condition has been upgraded from critical to guarded. Keeping fingers crossed.
As of July 6, E8 is in an outdoor flight enclosure and is flying, perching and eating on his/her own; the infection is improving, and they've switched to less risky antibiotics to finish the job. And as of August 15, they're preparing to release E8!
E8 was released near the nest on August 18; as of September 1, he hasn't been seen - but that's not surprising as he would have left the area months earlier under normal circumstances. He was banded prior to release - band number is 62943763 and it's on his right leg.

Nov 19-26

Dec 19
4:25 pm

Dec 22
5:40 pm

Jan 26
7:23 am
38 days

Jan 27
10:39 pm
36 days

Apr 16
7:20 am
(81 days)

May 3
4:29 pm
(97 days)

May 24
10:10 am
(119 days)
(17 weeks)

to rehab
May 13
released
Aug 18
last seen
Aug 18

Georgia
Berry College

Link

adults were initially called Henry and Martha
but Berry College has asked that names not be used

B6 (F?)
B7 (M?)

~Dec 25? - Jan 14

Jan 7
5:28 pm

Jan 10
7:18 pm

Feb 14
7:34 pm
(38 days)

Feb 16
2:12 pm
(36 days)

May 9
~11 am
(85 days)

May 12
10:15 am
(87 days)

Jun 9
(116 days)

May 27
(104 days)

Illinois
Upper Mississippi River Refuge

Link

adults Hope, Valor I & Valor II

This is a cooperative nest with one female and two males.

Unfortunately the cam went down in mid-April, and as of the end of May, efforts to get it running again have not been successful; everything was looking good when the cam went down, but I haven't seen any updates since then, so am keeping my fingers crossed.
One youngster was seen flying on June 3; foliage around the nest is very dense, so there's no way to know how the other two are doing.

Feb 1

Feb 1
3:57 pm

Feb 4
3:45 pm

Feb 7
6:49 pm

Mar 10
~10:30 am
(38 days)

Mar 12
<6:24 am
(37 days)

Mar 14
~11 am
(36 days)

one by Jun 3

others likely also fledged

Indiana
South Bend

Link

new cam for 2016, sponsored by Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF)

It looked as if they had an egg when I watched the rewind on March 6, but there's no announcement, and I'm not seeing any activity March 19 in a quick scan of the last 4 hours on the cam, so I guess no eggs yet.
They are raising money for an overhead cam for next year.
ND-LEEF reported that there might be a chick or chicks April 21; rewind showed motions that looked like feeding - so maybe! Nest bowl is deep, so it may be a while before we know.
Chick confirmed with nice picture on Apr 24; no additional news on their site.
Chick seen flying July 12 - tweeted video.

maybe 1 or more by
Apr 21
by July 12
Iowa
Davenport

Link

adults Liberty & Justice

Star (F)
Sky (M)

banded and fitted with transmitters using cell tower technology
May 30
STAR band # is 0709-04924
SKY band # is 0709-04920

Star was 10.2 lbs, Sky was 7.8 lbs; all of Star's measurements were bigger,
and it's likely she's female and Sky is male

A line of bad storms went through the nest area on June 14, both chicks were apparently blown out of the nest, about 90 minutes apart (power was out, but their transmitters showed when they left the nest); they were 64 and 67 days old (~9.5 weeks), and had just started preliminary branching. A team from Fish & Wildlife checked the chicks, found them to be healthy, and put them in a tree with lots of branches; they stayed in the tree for a few days, then began exploring, probably with short low semi-flights, and perhaps little hop-flights up onto branches. The first eaglet (maybe Sky) made it back to the nest June 30; both were back by July 2; sort of a reverse fledge, and they did a lot of sleeping once they first got back, but were flying in and out within a few days.

Feb 11 - early Mar

Mar 2
~2 pm

Mar 5
~5:30 pm

Apr 8
5:21 pm
(37 days)

Apr 11
early
(37 days)

?July 2
~12 weeks

?Jun 30
~12 weeks

both chicks
Aug 19
(18.5-19 weeks)

one heard
early
Aug 20

Iowa
Decorah

Link

The 2015 nest came down in a bad storm in July, about a month after the eaglets fledged (all eagles and fledglings were OK); Raptor Resource Project built a starter nest nearby, and the eagles seem to have adopted it - and there are cams - so we're keeping our fingers crossed!

D24 (banded on right leg)
D25 (banded on left leg)

Not sure which egg failed to hatch - if it was #1, hatches were at 37 and 35 days; I'm personally guessing it was #3 that didn't hatch because it was late being laid, and a hatch at 35 days would be unusual for this pair - and observers noted the parents spent a lot of time off the first two eggs, so later hatching would be likely.
Both eaglets were caught after fledging and equipped with transmitters, D24 on June 30 and D25 on July 5.

Feb 17 - Mar 2

Feb 18
8:28 pm

Feb 21
7:46 pm

Feb 25
6:59 pm

Mar 29
very early
(40 days)

Mar 31
3:15 pm
(39 days)

one egg didn't hatch

Jun 11
morning
(74 days)

Jun 17
4:46 pm
(78 days)

cam off
Jul 16
Iowa
Decorah North

Link

A new cam for 2016 from the Raptor Resource Project

DN1
DN2
DN3

Youngest chick DN3 died May 11 when he/she was 18 days old; the older chicks had started their growth spurt and were much bigger so were able to compete more successfully for food, though DN3 was generally being fed - and there were a couple of cold damp days when the older chicks with their heavier down didn't need brooding during the day, but perhaps DN3 with less heavy down still did; rest in peace, little one.

More sad news: DN2, the younger of the remaining eaglets, died May 25, apparently after eating something toxic brought in by one of the adults; the female appeared quite ill also, so it's surmised that she ate some of the food as well as feeding it to DN2; happily it appears that DN1 did not have take part in that feeding, and s/he and the male were not affected; DN2's body was retrieved from the nest for testing, and so that it would not be eaten by the adults or fed to DN1; as of May 28th, the female seems to be recovering, and the male and DN1 both still seem fine.
The final autopsy on DN2 showed that the eaglet died as a result of Methomyl toxicity, although caffeine was also present, which suggests the illegal off-label use of a fly bait mixed with a soda like Coke or Pepsi to kill a pest like a raccoon - part of which was brought to the nest as food for DN2; the results of the autopsy were shared with appropriate wildlife agencies, and hopefully this tragedy will help educate people of the unintended consequences of using this very lethal poison.

Mar 11
2:29 pm

Mar 14
2:28 pm

Mar 18
8:41 am

Apr 17
1:19 am
(37 days)

Apr 19
<4:19 am
(36 days)

Apr 23
9:14 am
(36 days)

Jul 9
6:26 am
(83 days)

DN1
Aug 13
(~17 weeks)

Dad
Aug 21

Mom
Aug 28

cam off
Aug 28

Maine
Sasanoa River

no cam

This is a pair of eagles that nest near me; even though dates will be approximate, I'm adding them to this table for my own reference purposes. Their nest is a bit unique in that it's on an osprey platform on a small island in the Sasanoa River. My normal viewing point is on a bridge about 3/10 of a mile from the nest.

We checked on this nest on March 18, and the eagles were acting as if they had one or more eggs; it had been a while since we'd checked, so I don't have a good guess when the first egg was laid.

I'm afraid this nest has failed. We were there twice on April 9 - before lunch, an adult was on the nest and appeared to be incubating; when we returned an hour later, there was an adult perched on the edge of the nest, and he or she stayed there for almost a half hour, before again settling into the nest. I checked again April 14 and no one was on the nest; I saw one adult perched in a tree on the edge of the river. And no one was there April 16.
I think April 9 was too early for a hatch - but I don't know when the eggs were laid, so it's hard to be sure.

?mid March?
by
Mar 18

Maryland
Blackwater Refuge

Link

First egg confirmd Jan 24, 11:53 pm; second egg confirmed Jan 29, 7:01 am

There was a lot of snow the day the first egg was laid, and the egg was left alone a lot on the 25th, sitting on some pine needles in a snow-filled nest, so it will be interesting to see if it hatches.

Something appeared to upset the female the evening of February 9, and neither adult arrived to incubate; it was cold that night, with a dusting of snow; the adults incubated occasionally the next few days, then started spending much of their time on the nearby osprey platform. They had only been incubating a bit over two weeks, so there is a chance they might lay a second clutch. The abandoned eggs were eventually eaten by a vulture on Feb 25.

As of March 19, the pair (or a pair) is around quite a lot, and spending a lot of time on the osprey platform, but no eggs yet. One osprey was seen on March 15 and two on the 16th, so I think the eagles will need to find a new place to perch.

Jan 7 - 30

Jan 24
?6:30 pm

Jan 28
5:45 pm

Massachusetts
Barton's Cove

no cam

no cam - info from local observer/photographer
Feb 28 - Mar 6

1 by
Apr 17

at least
2 by
Apr 22

third confirmed
May 2

Michigan
Beulah

Link

2016 is the first year for this eagle cam.

Honor (M?)
Beulah (F?)

Mar 12

Mar 15

Apr 19
(38 days)

Apr 20
(36 days)

Jun 27

maybe
Jul 7

chicks
~<Aug 10

adults
~Aug 11-12

Minnesota
MNBound

Link

M12/Hutch
M13/Henry

One of the eaglets, maybe Hutch, may have been blown out of the nest on June 17 - and happily made his/her way back by evening.

Feb 28 - Mar 7

Mar 1
5:40 pm

Mar 4
dusk

Apr 7
8:15 am
(37 days)

Apr 9
pre-dawn
(36 days)
both by early July
cam off
Jul 22

Minnesota
DNR
Minn-StPaul

Link

Adult female is banded

banded April 14
1 male, 2 females, all healthy

Facebook nicknames: Liberty, Honor, Valor

~Jan 1 - Feb 14

Jan 25
3:18 pm

Jan 28
1:45 pm

Jan 31
4:32 pm

Mar 3
8:50 am
(38 days)

Mar 4
7:34 pm
(36 days)

Mar 7
~6:20 am
(36 days)

all 3 by
May 27

at least one fledgling
July 26

both adults
July 28

Missouri
Lake of the Ozarks

Link

adults Elsie and Einstein

Using an alternate nest so no view into the nest.

No eggs hatched; they finally stopped incubating April 9th.

Feb 7-13

Jan 17-18

Jan 20

none
hatched

Montana
Libby Dam

no cam since early 2012

No cam last year, but occasional updates and pictures on Facebook.

No news on Facebook as of April 17, and they said they would again provide updates if the eagles returned, so I'm guessing they are nesting elsewhere. April 18 - Libby Dam confirmed on Facebook that they had not seen eagles using the nest with the cam.

Mar 13-19

New Jersey
Duke Farms

Link

male is banded A59; female is not banded

banded May 9; both female
Big - NJ green band E41 on right leg; federal band 0709-01631
Little - NJ green band E42 on left leg; federal band 0709-01632

The younger chick apparently had an accidental fledge, and I haven't found any reports that she returned to the nest or was seen or rescued - hopefully she is doing fine, and not all fledglings do return to the nest, though in my experience watching cams, most do, especially when a sibling is still being fed there. The older chick fledged six days later, and returned to the nest for food at least occasionally for at least a couple of weeks.
Reviewing notes on the Friends of the Duke Farms Eages & More Facebook page, apparently younger chick E42 wasn't seen again until June 12, when she was seen with E41 perched along the nearby river; both fledglings were seen on the nest July 27.

Feb 17-28

Feb 18
4:15 pm

Feb 21
5:35 pm

Mar 26
~5 pm
(37 days)

Mar 28
8:41 am
(36 days)

Jun 20
morning
(86 days)

Jun 14
5:55 am
(78 days)
accidental

both on nest
Jul 27

E41
Aug 2

Mom(?)
Aug 3

North Carolina
Carolina Raptor Center

Link

adults Derek (M) and Savannah (F)

Freedom (foster chick) (M)

The eggs were a week later than last year, though still about a month earlier than had been their normal laying time before last year. Other observers and I think they began incubating more consistently sooner than last year - and are hoping that's a good sign.
None of the first eggs hatched, and they were removed for testing February 1 (no results posted as of February 21) - and either last night or this morning, Savannah laid another egg!
Neither egg in the second clutch hatched - waiting for update as of April 12 - but....

Savannah and Derek became foster parents April 11, when eaglet Freedom, hatched from an egg laid by a non-releasable pair at the Dan Nicholas Park in Rowan County, NC, was transferred to CRC because the Dan Nicholas Park didn't have facilities to keep the growing eaglet from being exposed to people; eaglet Freedom hatched March 10 and spent about a month with his parents, then almost a month with foster parents Derek and Savannah before being transferred to a hacking tower on May 3rd in preparation for his release. Freedom had a health check (we learned he's a male) and was equipped with a transmitter on May 13 in preparation for his release; I'm not sure when the tower doors were opened, but CRC reported on June 2 that Freedom had taken a few flights from the hack tower.
Freedom stayed in that area for another 3 weeks, then on June 23 he headed North, and three days later, he was about 300 miles north, 2/3 of the way through West Virginia. He reached the shore of Lake Erie, about 450 miles north, by June 29, averaging about 75 miles a day. We thought he might continue across the lake (over 50 miles across open water without thermals to provide extra lift) - but as of July 24, he has been exploring the little rivers and parks in the area.

Dec 4 - Jan 25

Dec 10
<5:23 pm

Dec 13
4:24 pm

seen
Dec 17
7:21 am

second clutch

seen
Feb 21
7:56 am

?Feb 24

foster chick
Mar 10
by
Jun 2
(84 days)
left area
Jun 23
per tracking data

North Carolina
Jordan Lake

Link

The nest here collapsed in 2014 during heavy rains, and the eagles have not rebuilt in that location; there was a cam for 2015, but it's a more general wildlife cam, showcasing the various species that visit the area - waiting to see what they have planned for 2016

Dec 2-7
-
Feb 28

Ohio
Avon Lake

Link

adults Stars and Stripes

Liberty (M?)
Justice (F?)

New cam for 2016

The youngest chick apparently died either late on April 13 or early on the 14th; s/he looked fine and was getting some food on the 13th, but when people looked in on the morning of the 14th, they only saw two chicks - so we don't know what happened.

Feb 26
8:45 pm

Mar 1
6:35 pm

Mar 5
seen
morning

Apr 5
early
(39 days)

Apr 7
10:57 am
(37 days)

Apr 11
very early
(37 days)

Jun 21

Jun 24

both near
nest tree
Jul 26

Justice
Aug 2

Ohio
Sandy Ridge

Link

New cam for 2016

I haven't found a website or facebook thread that's focused on this nest - just occasional posts on the Lorain County Metro Parks facebook page. They have a video from April 18 described as "the two baby eaglets get some sun" - and there's something that could be the body of the third eaglet; knowing from their site that the first two appeared healthy as of April 11, I'm guessing the youngest died within a few days of hatching. Based on their updates, the two remaining chicks had not fledged as of June 24, and were both flying as of July 6.

Feb 27
4:50 pm

March 1
~6:00 pm

Mar 4
<9:29 pm

Apr 7
8:57 am
(40 days)

Apr 10
8:05 am
(40 days)

Apr 15
~ 11:15 am
(42 days)

both by
July 6
(87-90 days)
cam off
Jul 11

Oklahoma
Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

Link

This may have been a new/young pair last year, and their nest failed, so we'll see what happens this year.

Nest cams have failed - but they report at least 2 chicks as of March 16.

Dec 17 - Jan 3
at least
2 chicks
as of
Mar 16
asked for update on Facebook

Oklahoma
Sooner Lake

Link

As of April 17, eagles are occasionally visiting the nest but as a place to perch or eat - so if the resident pair is nesting, it's not on the nest with the cam.

Feb 1 - Feb 18

Pennsylvania
Codorus State Park
Hanover

Link

new cam for 2015
adults Freedom (M) and Liberty (F)

Sad news - not sure why, but the first eaglet died March 30; there's still a chance the remaining egg could hatch, but it's past the "likely" window for a second egg; still - keeping fingers crossed.

Feb 14

Feb 18
3:13 pm

Feb 21
4:15 pm

Mar 28
7:25 pm
(39 days)

Pennsylvania
Harmar

Link

new cam for 2016

The cam is looking up towards the nest - so most dates are based on interpretations of observed behavior.

Mar 9
4:22 pm

Mar 12
10:40 am

Apr 14

Apr 17

Jul 5
12:30 pm

Jul 7
<4:15 pm

Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Hays

Link

H5
H6

Feb 13-19

seen
Feb 13
7:13 am

Feb 16
1:50 pm

Feb 20
2:11 pm

Mar 21
12:37 am
(37 days)

Mar 22
9:40 pm
(35 days)

third egg didn't hatch

Jun 10
~7:40 pm

Jun 11
2:36 pm

both on nest
July 18

both in area
Jul 25

one on nest
Jul 27

one in area
Aug 1

both adults
still in area
as of Aug 15

Tennessee
East TN State U
Bluff City

Link

adults named Eugene (M) and Frances (F) after the wonderful property owners

BC9

new cam for 2016

Feb 3

Feb 6

~Mar 9
(35 days)

other egg didn't hatch

Jun 2
>1 pm
on nest
Jul 7

Tennessee
East TN State U
Johnson City

Link

adults named Noshi (M) and Shima (F) (father and mother in Algonquin)

JC7

new cam for 2016

Feb 10
7:08 am

maybe
Feb 13
5:10 pm

Mar 20
1:05 pm
(39 days
if #1)

other egg didn't hatch

Jun 12
5:50 pm
flying by
Jul 29

Tennessee
Harrison Bay

Link

adults Elliott (M) and Eloise (F)

HB9
HB10

Feb 4-13

Jan 27
5:52 pm

Jan 30
6:55 pm

Mar 5
7:30 pm
(38 days)

Mar 6
4:31 pm
(36 days)

?

May 24
8:54 am

HB9
Jul 11

HB 10
definitely
Jun 13
maybe
Jul 14

Tennessee
Pigeon Forge

Link

adults Franklin (M) and Independence (F)
(both non-releasable)

Mar 1- Apr 3

Mar 21
7:11 pm

Mar 24
7:25 pm

seem
Mar 29
7:30 am

none hatched

Tennessee
Pigeon Forge

Link

adults Isaiah (M) and Mrs. Jefferson (F)
(both are blind in one eye, and therefore non-releasable)

April 21 update - AEF attempted to foster a 2-day-old chick hatched in an incubator with the adults, removing two of their infertile eggs at the same time, but they did not accept the chick; AEF is now working on plan B for the chick.

Mar 1- Apr 3

Feb 18
8:23 am

Feb 21
8:30 am

Feb 25
9:20 am

none hatched

Tennessee
Pigeon Forge

Link

other news from Dollywood

Update: October 16 - AEF announced that 5 eaglets were released in 2016 - "Spirit" (F6) was blown out of a wild nest in Florida and transferred to AEF for release after rehab; "Invictus" (L6) was captive hatched at the Wildlife Sanctuary of NW Florida; "Hope" (H6) and "Bailey" (B6) were captive-hatched and raised by AEF's non-releasable bald Eagle breeding pair "Honor" and "Braveheart"; and "Survivor" (PH6) was captive-hatched and raised by AEF's non-releasable bald Eagle breeding pairĀ "Freedom" and "Faithful Spirit"

I suspect one of the chicks raised at AEF is the one they originally tried to foster with Isaiah and Mrs Jefferson, but they don't seem to discuss things like that, or at least I can't find that information.

Mar 1- Apr 3

Mar 21
7:11 pm

Mar 24
7:25 pm

seem
Mar 29
7:30 am

none hatched

Tennessee
Pigeon Forge
area

Link

adults Sir Hatcher (M) and Lady Independence (F)
an American Eagle Foundation nest

Lady Independence was hatched and raised by Franklin and Independence and released from a hacking tower in 2008; this wild pair has a nest about 5 miles from the Pigeon Forge/Dollywood complex. There seemed to be some differing opinions on the AEF Facebook site as to when they fledged - and the good news is that all three fledged successfully!

 

3 eaglets
confirmed
Apr 20

Jun 14

Jun 16-19

Jun 20-21

Texas
Seagoville

Link

There were tornadoes in the area December 26, and they damaged the cam system; the nest and eagles are fine, but it's too close to nesting to try to fix or replace the cam. (The fledge announcement on Facebook was posted Thursday, June 2, and said both had fledged by "last week Friday" - which I'm taking to mean the previous Friday, May 27, but it's not an expression I'm familiar with, so it could mean the previous Friday.)

Jan 29
maybe by
Jan 19
definitely by
Jan 29

Mar 3-4

confirmed
Mar 19

both by
May 27
still being seen
June 23

Virginia
Norfolk
Botanical Garden

Link

adults Dad Norfolk (M) and ?

Some very sad news as we get ready for the 2016 season - Dad Norfolk's mate HE died January 6, apparently the result of a collision with a motor vehicle. As of January 16, other females have been seen in the area, and we don't know if a pair will be established in time to nest this year.
Update - There was no indication that Dad found a partner or nested; he was occasionally seen with another eagle, and spent time at his nest, but nothing definitive - maybe next year.

Jan 31 - Feb 10

Virginia
River Farm

Link

adults George (M) and Martha (F)

The camera slipped right after the second chick hatched so now only shows the very edge of the nest - and so far people have not been able to tell if the third egg hatched.
Update - no indication the third egg hatched. One fledgling (#2/"Salt") appeared to injure a leg hitting the cam while flying into the nest; an attempt was made to find him/her to check, but that didn't happen, and both chicks (older nicknamed "Pepper") were seen flying a few days later, so we are all hoping for the best.

Feb 8

Feb 16
3:29 pm

Feb 19
3:25 pm

Feb 22
<11:30 pm

Mar 25
1:40 am
(38 days)

Mar 26
6:51 pm
(36 days)

didn't hatch

Jun 14
(81 days)

Jun 16
(82 days)

one (#1?)
July 1

both
Jun 26

West Virginia
NCTC
Shepherdstown

Link

adults Shep (M) and Belle (F)
(the male is known as Smitty on some forums)

Fledge may have been unintentional as it was very windy;

Jan 31 - Feb 17

Feb 8
6:06 pm

Feb 11
~6:30 pm

Mar 17
<9:32 am
(38 days)

Mar 18
evening
(36 days)

June 8
(83 days)

June 8
(82 days)

both
June 23
(cams down after that)

in area into July

Wisconsin
Blair
Eagles4Kids

Link

2015 adults named Taylor (M) and Blair (F)

Blair and Taylor are back - but Taylor was attacked by another male on Feb 18 and left the area, while the new male spent time near/at the nest; Taylor returned on Feb 25 and won the next fight, staying at the nest, but showing injuries to his feet which may have made successful mating difficult. The right foot seemed most sensitive, and it appeared better after a week or so, and perhaps sensing that it was past time for eggs, they began mating more often, though he was still limping a bit. An intruder was seen in the area after the first egg was laid, and perhaps as a result, Taylor didn't do as much incubating from March 12-15; happily he did some incubation starting on the 16th, but not what one would expect from an experienced male and/or a male who didn't have a challenger in the neighborhood. As of March 26, their rhythm is improving, and the weather wasn't frigid while the eggs were uncovered earlier, so we're hoping all will go well, and they'll have a chick or two in a few more weeks.
No chicks this year - the new male ended up taking over the nest and territory, and destroyed the eggs on April 3. Maybe next year.

Mar 2

Mar 10
3:57 pm

Mar 13
5:24 pm

eggs destroyed by new male

Wisconsin
Eagle Valley

Link

not finding any info for 2016

Mar 27

Wisconsin
Wolf River

Link

eagle adults George (M) and Martha (F)
or
GHO adults Bonnie (F) and Clyde (M)

I'm not finding a lot of information, but apparently the eagles (or a pair of eagles - not sure if it's the same pair as before) did nest this year. On April 10 it was reported there were two chicks and an egg; I saw a post that there might be a pip in the third egg, but didn't find anything suggesting there was ever a third chick; one of the chicks may have gotten stuck and was untangled April 25; there's a May 20 report of banding 2 eaglets - I think this pair; June 21, there was a picture of one of them (with a band) helicoptering over the nest; and both were flying well July 15.

Mar 22
3 eggs
2 chicks
2 fledge

Yukon
Whitehorse

Link

 

Mar 24-Apr 9

at least 1 by Mar 26

at least 2 by Mar 29

≤May 3

≤May 4

≤May 6

one by
Jul 20

all by
Aug 3

South African Black Eagles
Johannesburg

Link

adults Emoyeni and Thulane

The adults spent time working on the nest - but didn't lay any eggs. Female Emoyeni was first seen in the early 1970s, so she is over 40 years old - and may be reaching the end of her breeding cycle.
August 6 - Black Eagle Project Rooderkrans noted that several adult black eagles were seen near the nest on July 9 without any obvious aggression - and somewhat after that, one of their official photographers noticed that Thulane was accompanied by a new female, who was subsequently named Makatsa ("an unexpected surprise").
And as someone who is also older, knowing it doesn't always work like that in the raptor community, with fingers crossed, I wish Emoyeni a long and relaxing life, freed from the stresses of raising youngsters - and welcome Makatsa and wish her and Thulane the best of luck next year.

Apr 9-17

Australian
Sea-Eagles

Sidney

Link

Dad and new female "Lady"

SE 17 (maybe male)
SE 18

We start the 2016 nesting season on a sad note - Mom sea eagle appeared to by having respiratory issues in the early spring, and disappeared (and likely died) in February - but eagles do move on faster than people, and a new female was seen with Dad by early April - and they became a pair; observers think she's 5 or 6 years old, and she's being called Lady.
Younger chick SE 18 died late August 9 or early August 10 - per EagleCAM "Its death was probably a result of a number of factors including insufficient food, sibling rivalry, poor weather conditions previously [lots of rain]- essentially, failure to thrive. It may even have been suffering from an unknown disease or virus."
SE 17 slipped while branching on October 19 (82 days old) and ended up on the ground; there were foxes in the area and he was unable to get into a tree, so he was rescued and checked out; on October 21 he was returned to a nest at least Dad had used before because his nest was not accessible - and he flew off shortly afterwards; he did not return to his nest, but observers saw him doing well, and as of December 13, he's flying well and is still being brought food by the adults.

~July 4

Jun 19
~8:49 pm

Jun 23
1:15 am

July 29
~8:30 pm

July 31
~7:00 am

accidental
Oct 19
(82 days)

intentional
Oct 21

Oct 19 on cam

still in area
Dec 11

NOTES

 

 

Nests above here updated - will get to the others soon!

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