9/21/2020. The camera was repaired today! Thank you to the climbers at Action Tree Service, camera engineers at Bullet Communications, and staff members Jim Hanson and Charles Barreca.
6/25/2020. One of our staff members saw an adult with two juveniles flying over the property. It is assumed that these Bald eagles are from the Duke Farms Nest. Successful fledges!
5/6/2020, 3:45 pm. After several days of troubleshooting with various team members, we now have confirmation that there is a hardware issue within the nest tree itself. We are unable to enter the area until the end of the nesting season (January 1 through August 1), per NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife guidelines for protecting Bald eagle nests from human disturbance. What does this all mean? The cam is down for the remainder of the season, and we will make repairs after August 1.
4/30/2020, 8:30 pm. A storm just blew through Hillsborough. Powerlines are down, including the power to the cam. No ETA on power restoration yet. Thanks!
In 2008, Duke Farms installed a webcam on a tree adjacent to a Bald Eagle nest to provide a live look at the daily lives of the eagles. In partnership with The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, lesson plans were created to facilitate place-based educational opportunities for students. Between the general public and classrooms up and down the east coast, the Duke Farms Eagle Cam has many fans – over 10 million viewers and growing!
2020 Season -
Egg 1: January 20, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Egg 2: January 24, 2020 at 10:28 am
First egg hatched: February 26, 2020 at 11:15 am
Second egg hatched: March 1, 2020 at 1:15 pm
SPECIAL NOTE: Due to Covid-19 social distancing guidelines and a desire to keep biologists safe and healthy, the State of NJ is NOT banding our Bald eagles this year. Thank you for your understanding.
Eagle Kits for the Classroom
We've compiled all of our eagle-themed lessons, several storybooks and field guides, life-sized replicas of an eagle egg, skull, and talon, a life-sized wingspan cutout and vinyl eagle photo and even an eagle costume! Eagle Kits are free for educators to borrow for up to three weeks at a time.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, EAGLE KITS ARE NOT BEING LENT OUT DUE TO COVID-19