There are so many benefits to watching the cams. My class has loved learning about the life cycle of the eagle. The children have learned compassion for animals. We have cried when an eaglet or adult eagle has passed away. We have discussed the weather surrounding the nests including why the Florida eagles lay their eggs earlier than the eagles who live in northern states. We have seen feedings with different animals, watched a mouse run around a nest, and even seen a video of a bear going up in an empty eagle nest to take a nap. We have learned about the laws surrounding the eagles and that young eagles are often mistaken for other types of birds. The children are fascinated. I am fascinated. It is one of my favorite activities to share with my students each day.
I usually start my eagle watching with one of the Florida cams. These eggs hatch around Christmas time each year. Then we move on to other cams where these babies come just in time for Easter. Most of the time there are only two eggs, but occasionally we are treated to three!
There are eagle nests everywhere! If you would like to watch the cams with your class here is a wonderful list. If you know of one that is not listed please let me know and I will add it.
Please note that there are a number of cams across the United States that are currently offline and therefore have not been included on this list. In addition, if you are having trouble with any of the cams listed above try switching browsers for better results.
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Eagle Clipart by Poppydreamz Digital Art