The US Fish and Wildlife Service had plans to install cameras at two Bald Eagle nests in Idaho, USA. Canopy Watch International was able to help with the tree climbing part of the operation. The idea is that biologists want to know how many eggs are laid and how many chicks hatch, but we can’t see into the nests or climb there when eagles around because they will abandon the nest and the chicks will die. Camera installation took place in late February when eagles were courting and had chosen a nest, but before they had laid eggs.
We don’t have photos into the nest now. When we go back in July to retrieve the cameras we can post photos from inside the nests, plus some photos that were taken by the cameras. Fingers crossed!