Webcam Captures Bald Eagles Hatching

Unbeknownst to them, a pair of bald eagles in Decorah, Iowa are being watched by millions of online viewers as they prepare to hatch three eggs.

Bob Anderson, director of the Raptor Resource Project, set up the camera to capture footage for a documentary. The footage has gone viral since the eggs were laid in February, captivating viewers from around the world who are getting a rare glimpse into the secret life of raptors. The scene at the nest is now being broadcast live on Ustream and can be watched live 24/7.

The pair have been together for four years and have raised eight chicks.

Although bald eagles are no longer listed under the Endangered Species Act they are still protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Lacey Act.

The following are videos of the first and second hatchings. You can watch them live on Ustream to catch the third, which is expected to hatch in a few days. 


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William C
William C2 months ago


W. C
W. C2 months ago

Thank you.

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Michel D.3 years ago

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Elisa F.
Elisa F3 years ago

Amazing to see! Thanks for sharing.

Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Darla Taylor
Past Member 5 years ago

Love it!

Rose Balcom
Rose Balcom6 years ago

Amazing footage to see bald eagles hatch what a treat!

Anneke Andries
Anneke A6 years ago

Majestic birds, wonderful those images!

Stacey Cadaret
Stacey Cadaret6 years ago

cool watching the eggs hatch but i feel bad for the eggs that hatch after the first one lot of times the first chick so aggressive the smaller chicks don't survive sad to me

Sylvie Bermannova

What painstaking and patient efforts each of the mothers made to protect--and not to hurt--her babies -- that felt so familiar. All babies are so similar in their cuteness and vulnerability, disregardful of the species, which shows how interconnected everything is in the natural world and that is is possible to find common ground that erases all supposed or real differences among species, which is inspirational. The birth of a new life is always a wonder, something truly hopeful. People should be proud of having such a bird in their country and act accordingly.