University of Notre Dame Eagle Cam

In the spring of 2015, two bald eagles took over an existing red-tailed hawk nest at the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) at St. Patrick’s County Park and fledged one eaglet. The eagles at ND-LEEF, as well as a pair from Potato Creek State Park, were the first successful bald eagle nests ever recorded in St. Joseph County, Indiana. Our eagles have returned to build up their nest in the winters of 2016 (one eaglet hatched) and 2017 (two eaglets hatched).

Installed in Fall 2017, our live, in-nest camera is mounted above the bald eagle nest; therefore viewers can now watch the nest being built, eggs being laid and incubated, and the eaglets as they hatch and reach the fledging stage!

Please join us on the Notre Dame Eagle Cam Discussion Forum and share your observations, click below.

In the Midwest, bald eagles typically lay two eggs in late February or early March. The eggs usually take between 35 and 40 days to hatch. Eagles are some of the fastest growing birds and the eaglets will be almost fully grown and ready to fly in mid-June.

The pair laid there eggs for 2018 on February 22 and 26, and both chicks hatched on April 2nd.


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