Visit an Eagle Nest!
hop into Pete Nye's helicopter for his New York nest survey, and you
can only imagine what's happening in the eagle nests way up in Canada
right now. However, you can take a peek inside one Bald Eagle nest any
time you want. The "Eagles
Online" webcam, sponsored by Northeast Utilities, sends live
shots from a Connecticut River Bald Eagle nest.
Eagles begin nesting in February in Massachusetts, and lay their
eggs in March. Why do you think they start so early in the spring?
This! Field Notes by Remote:
Spring Nesting Phenology of Eagles
- As a silent
observer, visit the eagle nest online regularly.
- Read the Bald
Eagle Nesting Phenology Chart for facts about eagle nesting behavior.
(Phenology is a branch of ecology that studies the timing of seasonal
- Watch for
key events that give clues about the stage of the nesting cycle.
your observations on the Nesting Phenology chart.
Science Education Standards
- Think critically
and logically to make relationship between evidence and explanations.
and animals have life cycles that include being born, developing into
adults, reproducing, and eventually dying.