Standley Lake Regional Park Bald Eagles
Eagle Cam Launched Live: Jan. 5, 2017
To view the live video below of the eagles, click on either the play button or on the picture. If you are having issues viewing the eagle cam, please check to make sure your Adobe Flash Player is up to date.
So far, this is what has been observed on the eagle cam:
Egg 1: Feb. 24, at 3:53 p.m.
Egg 2: Feb. 27, 3:46 p.m.
Egg 3: March 2, 5:45 p.m.
"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle.
Eagles are wild birds and anything can happen. The Eagle Cam does not interfere or intervene and allows nature to take its course.
This live stream is intended to educate the viewers by showing nature in an unguarded fashion. You will see nature at its best, and possibly its worst. You will see life being started, and sustained, in very natural ways. It is nature at her finest.
The Standley Lake Eagle cam was installed in the fall of 2016 by a team of City of Westminster Open Space staff, the company View Into The Blue and United Power, who donated all of their time and manpower to make this project a reality. Learn more about the camera's installation.
Pursuant to state and federal law it is illegal to "take, feed, disturb, possess, sell, purchase or barter, or attempt to engage in any such conduct, any bald eagle or parts thereof, or their nests or eggs. All violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
Bald Eagle History:
Since January of 1993, a mated pair of Bald Eagles has been nesting on the northwest side of Standley Lake. When the eagles were first observed building a nest, Standley Lake officials closed off access to the area so the eagles would be undisturbed in their attempt to nest. Bald eagles usually mate for life and reuse nest sites. Because they are sensitive to human disturbance, it is imperative that the area remains closed to protect the nesting habitat.
In 1996, the eagles successfully produced their first pair of offspring. They have continued in that success for the last 21 consecutive years, producing two eaglets each of those years, except in 2015 when they were successful in raising three eaglets! The eagles have been using that same nest for 24 years, until this past year when they decided to build a new nest just to the east of their old nest site.
They usually lay their eggs in the first weeks of February. Incubation lasts for a period of approximately 35 days, at which time one to two nestlings will hatch. These nestlings will first leave the nest in late May to early June, approximately 72 days after hatching. Both parents take care of the young eagles even after they leave the nest. The young will leave the area sometime before October or November, either on their own or when the parents force them out.
The chart below shows the chronology of the nesting bald eagles at Standley Lake.