Live Streaming to Resume in 2017
The 2015-2016 nesting season is coming to an end. We have retired the live feed and will resume live streaming this winter.
In 2014, a pair of mated Bald Eagles chose the most idyllic of nest sites within the United States’ National Capital (Washington, DC), nestled high in a Tulip Poplar tree amongst the Azalea Collection at the U.S. National Arboretum, which is operated by the United States Department of Agriculture. This is the first Bald Eagle pair to nest in this location since 1947. The two Eagles have been iconically named ‘Mr. President’ and ‘The First Lady.’ Join us in viewing the most patriotic nest cam in the United States, 24 hours a day.
‘The First Lady’ laid her first egg of 2016 on February 10th, and laid her second egg on February 14th early in the morning. 'Freedom' (DC2) hatched at 8:27 a.m. March 18, 2016 Eastern Daylight Time. 'Liberty' (DC3) followed two days later, hatching March 20 at about 3:00 a.m. EDT. ‘Freedom’ fledged on June 5, 2016, at 11 weeks 2 days old. ‘Liberty’ fledged June 9 at 11 weeks 4 days old.
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Visit the 2016 ‘Mr. President’ & ‘The First Lady’ nesting archive for more information and highlight videos.
Help Us Fund DC Eagle Cam 2017
THE AMERICAN EAGLE FOUNDATION is a public 501(c)3 charitable organization. Contributions to the American Eagle Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The AEF’s Tax ID Number is 58-1652023.
When you donate to the American Eagle Foundation, please include "DC EAGLE CAM" in the comment box at the bottom of the page so we can make sure to allocate 100% of your donation to the operating costs of this cam project. Donations help the AEF keep the program going, due to high streaming costs and camera maintenance.
THE DC EAGLE CAM PROJECT
After ‘Mr. President’ and ‘The First Lady’ raised one eaglet successfully in 2015, the 501(c)3 American Eagle Foundation partnered with the National Arboretum to install and stream two high definition video cameras from the top of the nest tree. The cameras are powered completely by a large mobile solar array that was designed and built by Alfred State College, SUNY College of Technology and was partially funded by the Department of Energy and Environment.
- 6/06/16 — PR Newswire: 11-Week-Old Eagle ‘Freedom’ Fledges National Arboretum Nest LIVE on the DC Eagle Cam!
- 6/02/16 — Business Wire: DC Eagle Cam Eaglets ‘Freedom’ & ‘Liberty’ Soon to Fledge National Arboretum Nest
- 4/28/16 — PR Newswire: DC Eagle Cam Eaglets Now Have New Names!
- 4/19/16 — Business Wire: Ballot Is Open! Vote Now to Name DC Eaglets
- 3/29/16 — Business Wire: Help “Name the Nestlings”
- 3/20/16 — PR Newswire: Two Healthy Eaglets Have Hatched
- 3/17/16 — PR Newswire: First Bald Eaglet Begins to Hatch
- 3/10/16 — Business Wire: Eagle Eggs Due to Hatch Soon
- 2/15/16 — PR Newswire: Introducing New D.C. Eagle Nest Cam