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.
If you are viewing at night, please note Cam 1 is equipped with night vision or infrared light (IR). The glow you are seeing on the camera is invisible to the naked eye. The eagles do not see any light and remain undisturbed.
SWFEC has worked with wildlife officials and local biologists to insure the eagle’s safety and will not interfere or intervene with any natural events in the nest. The stream shows Mother Nature in its true form and some content may not be suitable for all audiences.
Fast Facts About the Eagle Pair
The 2023-2024 season is the 12th season Dick Pritchett Real Estate has provided the live look into this Southwest Florida Bald Eagle nest. This season we will again catch all the action using FOUR cameras that stream the birds 24/7 live directly to this site.
Camera #1 is positioned seven feet above the bald eagle nesting tree and is equipped with night vision or infrared light, which emits no actual light. Nor does it make any noise. The bald eagles do not see or hear anything coming from the camera. Camera #2 is located at nest level capturing all the side view action looking North. Both cameras are environmentally friendly, non-intrusive and positioned to offer the best view of the nest and birds while preserving the pristine beauty of the nest and their surroundings.
Cam 360 (Cam #3) is located in the nest tree and the first ever live camera in history to capture a 360 degree look into a bald eagle’s daily activity. This cam allows you to click and drag to any viewing area for a fully immersive experience.
Cam #4 (Not Yet Streaming for Season 12) is installed closer to the north of the pond, to capture activity happening around the pasture and in the pond area.
- This is the first season with M15 & new mate F23. F23 was first documented in the area Summer 2023 before officially bonding with M in October 2023.
- The original adult bald eagle pair, known as Ozzie and Harriet, had been coming to this nest since 2006. After Ozzie’s passing in the early fall of 2015, Harriet & M15 bonded in late fall of 2015. After eighth seasons as a mated pair, Harriet never returned to the nest in Feb. 2023 and M successfully raised their young E21 & E22 to fledge.
- While spotted most months out the year in the area, they officially reside in this nest between the months of October and May.
- The nest sits 60 feet above the ground, in a Slash Pine tree. In the Spring of 2016, the nest deteriorated and completely fell apart. Then again in Sept. 2022 it was destroyed by Hurricane Ian’s strong winds to the area.
- The nest camera faces South East.
- The pair relocated the nest from across the street to its current location for the 2006-2007 nesting season. This nest is labeled LE026-B of the Florida State Monitoring Program. It has been monitored at this location for 16 years.
Visiting The Nest
Please remember the closer you are to the nest, the less you can see. The best viewing location is from your desktop at home. Visits to the nest are closely monitored. If you can see the nest please remember you are being watched and recorded, even at night. We are a working office and your compliance with the eagle watching etiquette is most appreciated.