The Northeast Florida Eagle Nest Cam operated by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (WWW.EAGLES.ORG) is now online.
The nest is located about 80 feet up in a "Slash Pine" tree in NE Florida. Resident eagles, "Romeo" and "Juliet," are the architect eagles for the nest and have been adding to it and making "nestorations" for about 7 years.
In late August or early September, the eagle pair usually return to this nest to begin their nesting cycle, which includes bonding, mating, nestorations, egg-laying, incubation, hatching, and raising their brood until their youngsters fledge and are able to fend for themselves. Romeo and Juliet typically remain in the nest area for 30-45 days after their young have fledged/migrated, enjoying some well-deserved time alone together in their special Florida habitat. Then, Romeo will head north for cooler, less humid climates first, and Juliet will leave several days later. The following breeding season, they return like clockwork and start their nesting, mating, and family-raising process all over again. They have successfully hatched and fledged several eaglets.
Egg 1 was laid Nov. 14; Egg 2 was laid Nov. 17 at 1:43 pm Eastern Standard Time. Hatching will be in approximately 35 days after egg was laid.
CHAT TIMES:We have a Moderated Chat that is regularly scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. EST. However, we often have Bonus Chats in addition to the ones regularly scheduled. As "pip day" gets very close, our Chat times will be extended.
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What is the American Eagle Foundation (AEF)? Established in 1985, the non-profit AEF is dedicated to protect the majestic Bald Eagle, the USA's National Symbol, and its habitat by supporting and conducting eagle and environmental recovery and education programs.
In 2010, the organization celebrated its 25th Anniversary.
In addition to its WWW.EAGLES.ORG website, the AEF also has a Facebook page, a Google + page, Eagle Blog, free e-Newsletter, and YouTube "Bald Eagle Info" Channel. All these features can be accessed from its website homepage.
Make a charitable donation to help our conservation work. The American Eagle Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity, so donations are fully "tax-deductible".
The programs of the AEF are sustained by donations from individuals and corporations. The AEF receives no governmental funding.
There is a DONATION BUTTON on the home page of the AEF's website. You may also click the donate button at the top of this page and choose how you would like to help. In addition, you may "adopt" Romeo and Juliet by clicking the "Adopt" button at the top.
Donors can support the AEF in a variety of ways, including Adopting Eagles and purchasing beautiful Eagle-Themed Gifts
Disclaimer: None of the advertising or commercials appearing on this UStream channel are controlled by the American Eagle Foundation, nor are any of the products and services that are promoted here endorsed by the Foundation.
Chat Room Rules
Be respectful, polite and focused on eagles - especially the eagles at this “NE Florida Eagle Nest” site as well as the “American Eagle Foundation”. We are aware that our chatters view other nests and like to share the news. This is acceptable. However, please keep posts about other nests to a minimum so we don’t confuse other chatters. If you feel the need to discuss another nest, please feel free to use Private Messages (PMs).
No profanity, personal invective, or other inappropriate comments.
No comments touching on politics, religion, sports or TV shows that may not be suitable for family viewing. Respect the diversity of the room. Although we respect your political views, please do not post them in the main chat, since this is not a forum for political issues.
Considering this nest is located on private property (and not accessible to the general public), the nest location is to remain undisclosed. Please do not enter into discussion about the nest location.
Disagreements might be unavoidable but should remain polite, and they should never become arguments.
Do not post strings of several emoticons, smileys, or random characters, either on a single line or in successive posts. Do not post in all caps, it's like YELLING.
Allow mods to deal with chat abusers, do not engage them yourself, keep your posts relevant to the eagles.
Respect the mods, who are here to make sure all viewers have a good experience.
Chatting is a privilege, not a right. If your presence is disruptive, moderators (mods) can timeout, kick, or permanently ban chat abusers, and can delete inappropriate posts.
Medical - Although we care deeply about the health and well being of our chatters, we ask that all medical issues be kept private. If you wish to communicate with someone regarding your medical situation, please do so by means of Private Messages (PMs).
For people way off topic - Please remember the conversation should be focused on AEF. We are all very privileged to be able to watch these beautiful creatures and to be able to share the experience with our fellow chatters. If you feel the need to discuss other topics, please do so by using Private Messages (PMs).
If you would like more detailed answers to questions you may have, please check our Eagle Blog or email Bob Hatcher, our Eagle Expert, at EagleMail@eagles.org.
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