Bald Eagle Cam
Updated January 2020
Thank you for continuing to watch the AZGFD Eagle Cam. We encourage you to stay tuned as things have been unpredictable this season. The breeding pair has returned to the Lake Pleasant area, but this year they have chosen to start building a new nest across the lake from where they were nesting last season. The partially-built nest may or may not become their primary residence for the season, but they also may end up moving back to the original nest site. The new nest location is approximately 1/2 mile away from the camera, so the view will not be as up close as it was last season, but we can still keep any eye on this breeding pair throughout the mating season!
Bald eagles nest playlist – Videos of past activity.
Lake Pleasant Bald Eagle Camera
The Arizona Game and Fish Department welcomes you to its bald eagle nest cam. This live-streaming camera provides an unedited glimpse of nature in all its beauty and cruelness. As with nature, viewers may witness a variety of behaviors that may seem cruel, such as feeding on other wild animals, so viewer discretion is advised.
During this breeding season eggs may be laid and hatched at different times. That can lead to aggressive interactions between growing siblings and can result in injury or death within the nest. Furthermore, the Arizona Game and Fish Department likely will not intervene with the nest if and when problems arise. The department may also choose to temporarily interrupt the live-stream, if needed.
An intimate view into the lives of wildlife is a rare privilege and we hope you enjoy and learn from this experience. For questions about the web camera, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Lake Pleasant Bald Eagles
A suspected bald eagle nest was first documented at Lake Pleasant in 1979, which was followed with the first nesting attempt in 1984. Unfortunately, the eagle pair was unsuccessful in producing young until 1993 when the New Waddell Dam was constructed. Since then, as of the 2018 breeding season, 28 young have survived to take their first flight, known as fledging.
Bald Eagle Cam Funding
The Arizona Game and Fish Department Lake Pleasant bald eagle live-streaming camera is funded through Heritage and Pittman Robertson funds, the Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee and public donations.
The camera stream was made possible through permitting and coordination with Arizona State Land Department, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation and the Salt River Project.
If you enjoy this streaming video, help support it and other wildlife viewing program activities by making a donation. You can click the AZGFD logo on the cam to make a donation directly.