Berry College Eagle Cam

Location: Berry College, Mount Berry

These cameras focus on a bald eagle nest in a tall pine tree near the Cage Center on Berry College's 27,000-acre campus in northwest Georgia. Nesting activity typically occurs from fall through April–May.

The adult pair this year included a new female and what appeared to be the male that has used the site for years. (It’s not known what happened to the previous resident female.) An egg was laid on New Year's Day and another on January 4.

One egg hatched February 10. Unfortunately, the new mom, inexperienced at raising young, did not feed the eaglet regularly. It also was left uncovered during rainy, chilly weather and died about two days after hatching.

The second egg did not hatch: It was apparently nonviable, meaning either it was not fertilized or the embryo did not develop. The female buried the remains in the nest.

Last year the nesting pair laid an egg sometime January 11–12 and a second egg on January 14. The first egg cracked February 22 and the adults disposed of it. The second egg also was non-viable.

In 2019, the adults laid two eggs in January. The eaglets hatched in mid-February. Each died within about a week. 2018 also featured two eggs, both of which hatched. One eaglet fell from the nest and died. The remaining eaglet fledged May 9.

The eagle cams include advertisements at the start via LiveStream, which hosts the streams. Berry College has control over ad content and works to ensure it is appropriate.

The cams also are equipped with infrared technology. This allows viewing at night via a light spectrum the eagles—and humans—cannot see.

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More Information

Learn more about bald eagles, or explore nesting survey details in the Wildlife Conservation Section's annual report.

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