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Duke Farms Eagle Cam

The Beginning

In 2008, Duke Farms installed a webcam on a tree adjacent to a bald eagle nest to provide a live look at the eagles.

Partnership Overview

In partnership with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, the Eagle Cam allows viewers an up close and personal view into the lives of a pair of bald eagles as they breed, incubate and raise young. It is tool for teaching about wildlife and its many facets like animal behavior, bird biology, natural history, endangered species, food webs, and more. The Duke Farms Eagle Cam has 10 million+ viewers worldwide and continues to grow.

 

Remember, although we have access to witness their behaviors, the eagles are still wild animals. If you find the nesting behaviors of the eagle chicks bothersome or disturbing, do not watch the Eagle Cam.

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Newly-hatched chicks are helpless and require close parental care. After ~five weeks, the chicks begin to stand up and feed themselves when the adults deliver food.

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Juvenile bald eagles have dark beaks and plumage - it takes four to five years to develop the characteristic yellow bill and white head of an adult eagle.

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The nest is located ~80 feet off the ground in an American sycamore on a restricted area of the property.

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During banding, NJ DEP scientists install two bands on a bald eagle - a green NJ band and an aluminum federal band.

Learn More About Our Eagles

December 2023 Eagle Cam Update

December Eagle Cam Update

Duke Farms Eagle Cam viewers were left wondering about the upcoming nesting season after the Bald Eagle collapsed last summer, casting uncertainty as to whether the eagles would rebuild or find a new nest site away from the camera.

Virtual Eagle Kit

Learn More About Our Eagles

This kit is a way to engage with your students remotely to teach them about wildlife, ecosystems and more.

Upcoming Classes & Events

  • Twilight Orchid Exploration

    A guided walk through our orchid range will have you seeing this plant family in a whole new light—literally.

    Fri, Apr 26, 7:45 PM

    Duke Farms  •   1112 Dukes Parkway West
    Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844 United States

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  • Continuing Education Continuing Education

    Spring Dendrology Workshop

    In this course, we will explore the trees of Duke Farms through the lens of biology, ecology, and biodiversity.

    Sat, May 4, 9:00 AM

    Duke Farms  •   1112 Dukes Parkway West
    Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844 United States

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  • Continuing Education Continuing Education

    Spring Stewardship Workshop

    Learn to manage natural resources more effectively.Course OverviewThe Spring Stewardship...

    Fri, May 31, 8:30 AM

    Duke Farms  •   1112 Dukes Parkway West
    Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844 United States

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  • Wilderness First Aid

    Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time, but in the woods we’re more limited in what we can...

    Tue, Dec 10, 6:00 PM

    Duke Farms  •   1112 Dukes Parkway West
    Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844 United States

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