Eagle Web Cam
A pair of Alaskan Bald Eagles built a nest on the Glacier Gardens property in 2004 and since then have fledged several adolescent bald eagles into the great Alaskan wild. In 2010 we set up a video camera in an adjacent tree to capture some fascinating images as the couple returns each year to raise their offspring. Below is a live stream of the video feed where you can watch as Mamma and Poppa eagle tend to their nest and the baby eagle grow up before your eyes.
April 2018 – The live stream started on April 20, 2018, at 3:22 pm local time. The eagle pair have been spotted in the nest vicinity in the last few weeks and the camera is showing one eagle on the nest at all times. This is encouraging signs of an egg being laid and the incubation stage of the process taking place. Please enjoy the watching the camera and visit glaciergardens.com for additional information on eagle’s the nest and the one-of-a-kind botanical gardens that is Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure. Enjoy the views!
Recently upgraded to a HD camera, the nest is streaming live on this webpage and inside our visitors center in the Gardens during the nesting season of April – September 1st. Please check back during the season for updates on the local nest at Glacier Gardens.
September 2017 – The drizzly Juneau summer didn’t hamper the eagles nest at Glacier Gardens as we watched the first successful fledgling in 3 years take flight at the end of August. The eaglet was seen perched on to several trees in the garden vicinity for about 2 weeks as it learned to fly while being fed by the parents, but it has officially flown from the area as of 09/04. As such we have discontinued the live stream due to inactivity in our camera view. While we conducted projects preventing us from promoting the camera online, specifically on YouTube, we have finalized those projects and look forward to streaming live to a larger audience in 2018. Thank you for those that visited Glacier Gardens to see the eagles, and to those able to view online while we enjoyed watching the fledging of young Justice into the Alaskan frontier.
August 2017 – The eaglet is growing bigger and stronger as the summer progresses and all indications are that it is a healthy and eager young eaglet. The parents are less frequent in the nest, and it has been observed that Poppa eagle has not visited the nest for quite some time. Although Mamma is still bringing food to the nest regularly, she is also less frequent in the nest vicinity as the eaglet learns to be independent of its parents. We will watch from our visitors center and online as the eaglet starts to bounce around in the wind to test its wings (“wingercizing”) and gets more brave by branching out on the nest limbs in anticipation of flying the coop at the end of August. It has been a very exciting year in the local nest at Glacier Gardens, and we appreciate all the positive responses and feedback from the cam viewers! Enjoy the final month of watching this eaglet!
Eagle Nest Highlights
We have compiled hundreds of hours of nest footage and have captured some rare insights into the every day life of an Alaskan Bald Eagle. Here are a few highlights that got our attention.We got a brief yet interesting look at the nest activity right after the hatchling sprung to life in the summer of 2016. The eaglet hatchling was not strong to survive and perished soon after this video was published. We watched on as the eagles returned to their nest in early spring to enjoy a snow flurry. Cross your fingers that we will see them incubating an egg soon! Unfortunately (for us and our viewers) the eaglet fledged from the nest on September 4th, 2012. Although we will not see the Jr. eagle much more this fall and winter, we’re happy to have witnessed another successful offspring make it into the great Alaskan wilderness, and are eagerly anticipating the return of our adult eagle pair in the spring of 2013. We zoom in to admire the beak and facial features of these beautiful birds and their intimidating stare. There is no privacy from our camera! We caught the eagle pair in a flurry of Eagle Magic on April 10th, 2012.