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2017 Eaglet Information Table

Last Updated November 1, 2017 - partial update

Work in progress - lots of links not checked - please let me know if something doesn't work!

the symbol ~ is used to mean about or approximately; the symbol ≤ is used to mean on or before
times are local time at the nest; gender with a ? means likely but not proven with blood tests

If the cam doesn't look into the nest bowl, the hatch date for the first eaglet is based on the behavior of the parents and that of subsequent eaglets is based partly on an assumption of about 3 days between hatchings and partly on the number of days between sighting of the first chick and sighting of subsequent chicks; nests may only be checked once a week after fledging, so the fledgling may have been around for several days after it was last seen on cam by us.

I use 35 days from the date the egg was laid as a time to begin to look for a hatch; the first egg often hatches 37-39 or even 40 days after it was laid; the middle egg of three is often 36-38 days; and the second of two or third of three is often 35-36 days - but 34-40 days is not unlikely, and 33-41 might be possible.

Please check About the Nests for more information about the history of the various pairs and pictures of the nests.

  Notes

1st egg likely

Eggs Laid Hatchings Fledgings Last Seen
on Cam

British Columbia
Delta 2

Link

Spirit
Jewel

 

~Mar 3-28

Mar 5
3:19 pm

Mar 8
2:56 pm

Apr 14
maybe
6:06 am
(40 days)

Apr 14
9:35 pm
(37 days)

Jul 8
8:54 am
(85 days)

Jul 10
6:09 am
(87 days)

both
July 25
shortly after 5 am

British Columbia
Harrison Mills

Link

Mr & Mrs Honeycomb

Bunker
Divot

Mar 24 - Apr 4

Mar 28
7:50 pm

seen
Apr 1
9:16 am

May 4
2:55 pm
(37 days)

seen
May 6
2:01 am
(36 days)

Jul 28
~11:13 am
(85 days)

Aug 4
1:13 pm
(90 days)

Bunker
Aug 8

Divot
Aug 14

British Columbia
Hornby Island

Link

Pa and Em

The long-time female of this nest disappeared in spring 2015 after a fight; the male was seen with a new female that summer, and I believe observers think the same female was with him in 2016, but they did not nest. Observers are calling her Em (not sure why).

From Cam Page:
Monday morning 5/29/2017. After our happiness last evening about a hatch for the Hornby Eagles, we were dismayed to learn this morning that the eaglet had not survived the night. There was no feeding, and both eagles were found on the Baby-sitting Tree. They do not appear to be incubating a second egg. We do not know what happened

Mar 19-30

by Apr 21
10:23 am
(incubation observed)

Apr 23
9:05 pm
(egg-laying behavior observed)

May 28
7:54 pm
37 or 35 days)

other egg didn't hatch

   

British Columbia
Lafarge

Link

Pa and Lady Lafarge

Houdini

Pa Lafarge and his new mate Lady Lafarge used their 2015 nest in 2016; it looked as if they laid eggs, but they didn't hatch.
Before March 28, we often saw both adults perched on the rail of the artificial nest at the Lafarge site; starting on the 28th, we're only seeing one there, and local observers are seeing one in the Pandora nest most of the time - so we're guessing an egg was laid right around then.
Feeding motions were observed May 4, suggesting a hatch May 3 or 4;
the eaglet wasn't seen until May 21, and wasn't seen often for another few weeks, leading local observers to suggest the name Houdini for the elusive chick.

Mar 10-24? Mar 28?
May 4?
July 29
morning
(83-84 days)

Houdini
August 19
9:50 am

British Columbia
Port Moody

no cam

Nothing new on this nest – gemini spoke with the local observer on July 8, he has not seen any nest activity in either of the nests previously used. Considering the new skytrain from Vancouver to Coquitlam passes extremely close to both the nests, it’s likely the pair have moved to a new location.          

British Columbia
Sidney

back to
former nest in 2015, then another nest in 2016

no cam since 2011

As of March 28, it looks as if the pair is not nesting this year. There has been a lot of development in the area which has resulted in the loss of perch trees, and it looks as if another pair is nesting at one end of what was once their territory - but there is still time, so we shall see.

The pair didn't nest, and as of May 6 observers saw Ma and Pa defend their territory against at least two other eagle pairs - hoping for the best for next year.

Mar 1-22        

British Columbia
White Rock

Link

New cams were installed after the 2016 nesting season, focused on the new nest they used - and the eagles are back and have been spending time at the nest - fingers crossed....

Mary
Oscar

~Mar 13-25

Mar 6
2:41 pm

Mar 9
7:09 pm

Apr 13
3:07 pm
(38 days)

Apr 15
6:10 am
(37 days)

Jul 6
8:23 pm
(84 days)

Jul 11
7:45 am
(87 days)

both
July 25

California
Anacapa Island
Oak Canyon

no cam

A21(M) & A11(F)

nest fate undetermined (no access to island)

early March

       

California
Catalina Island
Empire Quarry

no cam

adults K51(M) & K03(F)

Pair not found in area

~Mar 17

 

     

California
Catalina Island
Middle Ranch

no cam

K08(M) & A37(F)

K08(M)/Scout-Seal Rocks 2011 has apparently replaced K00 as the male here; they did not nest in 2017

Feb 8 - mid-March

       

California
Catalina Island
Pinnacle Rock

no cam

adults K88(M) & maybe K56(F) (no tags visible)

banded May 20
orange band 07/A (F)/Maxiwo Eneq
(name means Eagle Woman in Chumush)

Feb 14 - Mar 3 2 eggs by Mar 7 April by
July 6
unknown

California
Catalina Island
Rattlesnake Canyon

no cam

adults K80(M) and K47(F)

banded May 18
K71(M)/Dyami
(name is native American for eagle)

Feb 16 - Mar 17   Apr 4 by
July 6
unknown

California
Catalina Island
Seal Rocks

no cam

adults K25(M) & K34(F)
(no wing tags after 2011)

2016 nest tree apparently blown down in major storms; moved back to a former nest, and laid eggs about 3 weeks late (no eggs seen Mar 7 - nest failed)

Feb 3? - Mar 5 at least
1 egg
     

California
Catalina Island
Twin Rocks

no cam

K00(M) who was at Middle Ranch last year appears to be back; new female is K95 (Pinnacle Rock 2010)

Not incubating on March 16, so first clutch failed;
no second clutch

Feb 19 - Mar 6 1 egg by Mar 9      

California
Catalina Island
Two Harbors

Link

adults K81(M) and K82(F)

Moved to a new nest out of view of the camera

banded May 19
K72(F)/Washi (Japanese for eagle)

Feb 15 - Mar 2

at least
1 egg by Mar 10

in April

2 chicks suspected

by
Jun 26
unknown

California
Catalina Island
West End

Link

adults K01(M) & K91/Thunder(F)

Mixed news - the 400 pounds of batteries and solar array that run the closeup disappeared during a series of big storms - but they are incubating as of February, and can be seen in the distance with the overlook cam

banded May 19
K73(M)/Pascoe
(name is Cornish for child born at Easter)
K74(M)/Haku (Hah-koo)
(name means a friendly greeting in Chumash)

Feb 11 - Mar 14

by
Feb 24

likely feeding
Apr 1

both by
Jun 21

unknown

California
San Clemente Island
Bald Canyon

Link

adults K76(M) & A32(F)

banded May 27
orange band 01/A (F)/Keena (Irish for brave)
orange band 15/A (M)/Wrigley

 

Mar 5
6:09 pm

Mar 8
≤5:19 pm

Apr 11
(37 days)

Apr 13
(36 days)

July 2
10:27 am
(82 days)

Jun 28
5:47 am
(76 days)

cam down
July 27

California
Santa Cruz Island
Baby's Harbor
(aka Lady's Harbor)

no cam

adults A68(M)/Braveheart & A27(F)

banded June 11
A13(M)/Lucky
A14(M)/Andor
(name is Norwegian form of "Eagle of Thor")

 

incubating
as of
Mar 21

in
April
unknown unknown

California
Santa Cruz Island
Cueva Valdez
(aka Hazards or North Shore pair)

no cam

adult (untagged/banded) and 4th year A98 (Malibu(F)/Pelican Harbor 2014) seen ~3/8/17
(there were two chicks tagged A98 - not sure if it's Malibu or Glory/Fraser Point 2014)

did not nest

 

~Mar 13-17        

California
Santa Cruz Island
Fraser Point

Link

adults A64(M)/Spirit & A49(F)/Cruz

Well - IWS installed a cam for 2016 - and the pair was disrupted by a golden eagle in the neighborhood and didn't nest; we've been seeing A49 at the nest regularly, and the golden occasionally, but haven't seen A64/Spirit since spring 2016 - and am keeping fingers crossed that he'll pop up here or at another nest, as I saw him hatch, and he's near and dear to my heart.

as of 3/8/17 A49 has been seen - and so has the golden eagle

Mar 21 - good news! A64 & A49 have a new nest with at least one egg! They moved to another canyon to get away from the golden eagle - and it looks as if it's working!

banded in May
A02(M)/Henry
A03(M)/Theos (Greek for god)
A04(M)/Barrett (in honor ofa friend)

Feb 12-28 2-3 eggs at least 1 by
Mar 21
unknown unknown

California
Santa Cruz Island
Fry's Harbor

no cam

adults A46(M)/Stephen Jr. & unbanded female

banded May 24
orange band 09/A (M)/Leo

early Mar incubating
as of
Mar 7
in
April
unknown unknown

California
Santa Cruz Island
Los Piños
(aka Willows
but didn't nest there)

no cam

adults A45(M) & A51(F)

Not included in the Class of 2017 web page; A51 is at Smuggler's Cove with an unknown male - which might be A45 as he's not reported anywhere else.

≤Mar 27        

California
Santa Cruz Island
Malva Real
(aka
Carl Peak,
Carl/Maggie, Grasslands)

no cam

adults may be
A71(M)/Sauces Canyon 2010 & A35(F)

did not nest

Feb 5 - Apr 5

       

California
Santa Cruz Island
Pelican Harbor

no cam

adults K10(M) & K26(F)

banded June 4
A09(F)/Tina
(in honor of Tina Ehrenfeld)

Feb 24 - Mar 8   April unknown unknown

California
Santa Cruz Island
Sauces

Link

adults A40(M) & A48(F)

First egg broke February 1st - Mom A48 wasn't hatched on the islands, but fledged there, and I wonder if she picked up some of the contaminants that made it necessary for eggs from the islands to be removed from the nests and hatched in an incubator during the early years of the eagle restoration project.
second egg broke 2 hours after hatching; third egg broke in less than 45 minutes.
Dr. Sharpe from IWS said that he thinks there is something wrong with A48's shell production, and noted that "DDE will eventually decline in the body if they aren't taking in more in their diet" - so we'll keep fingers crossed for next year
Fourth egg laid and broke - she's trying so hard - my heart goes out to her.
Then a fifth egg - the most I've ever heard of in a single clutch - also broke.

March 3, less than a month after her fifth egg, A48 began a second clutch; we had hopes, watching the egg remain intact through a switch to Dad A40 then back to Mom - but it was confirmed as broken at 6:08 am (may have been broken an hour earlier - brief glimpse was inconclusive).
She waited 6 days, and laid another egg on March 9, and then a second on March 12 - and we all hoped so much - and both broke March 14; one looked more collapsed or crumbled than cracked, suggesting at least one had the soft shell we've all suspected.
She's such a strong female - and I'm glad she managed to lay 2 eggs that hatched last year so her strength can be passed on.

Feb 1-
Mar 2

Jan 31
12:52 pm

Feb 3
12:45 pm

Feb 6
1:27 pm

Feb 9
1:16 pm

Feb 12
3:56 pm

second
clutch

Mar 3
2:01 pm

Mar 9
12:08 pm

Mar 12
11:04 am

 

 

 

California
Santa Cruz Island
Smuggler's Harbor

(or Cove?)

no cam

unknown male & A51(F)
A-45 was with A51 at Los Piños/Willows so it might be him

banded May 9
A05(F)/Tama
(name means Thunder - native American origin)

~Feb 10 incubating by
Feb 21
Mar 19 unknown unknown

California
Santa Cruz Island

new pairs

no cam

possible pairs - haven't nested yet
adding them here to keep track of who is who

Yellowbanks - A21(M) is now at Anacapa and A48(F) is at Sauces) - so this may be an open territory

 

       

California
Santa Rosa Island
Lopez

no cam

adults A69(M)/Malik & A43(F)(lost wing tags)

New nest location found in early March, so not sure when they laid their first egg

banded May 16
A07(F)/Eva
(name means full of life or mother of life)

 

Feb 8 - early March

at least
1 egg likely
by Mar 6
Apr 3 unknown unknown

California
Santa Rosa Island
Trap Canyon
(aka Verde)

no cam

adults A08(M) & A22(F)

nest failed

Feb 17 - early March

at least
1 egg likely
by Mar 6
 

 

 

California
Humboldt Bay

Link

Mr & Mrs HBE

The pair were reported to have relocated out of cam range, so no news this year.

Mar 19

       

California
Turtle Bay
Redding
(aka CalTrans)

working on cam

adults Spirit (M) & Liberty (F)

Solo

Solo fell while branching on June 24 (age 67 days)

need to finish

Feb 3 - Feb 15

Mar 10
(2nd clutch)

maybe
Feb 6-11

Mar 10

~Mar 13

Apr 18
(39 days
if 1st egg,
36 if 2nd)

 

 

Colorado
Fort St. Vrain

Link

The camera was totally obsured by several well-aimed poop shots during the nesting season so we don't have a date for fledging; a local observer saw them branching in early June, and someone posted pictures of them flying on July 23, so they were still in the area then.

Feb 14 - Mar 6

Feb 14
6:10 pm

Feb 17
5:55 pm

Feb 21
5:05 pm

Mar 26
seen early on 27th
(40 or 37 days)

Mar 28
very early
(39 or 36 days)

one egg didn't hatch

both
fledged
 

Colorado
Standley Lake

Link

first year on cam - usually lay in first half of February

Feb 14 - Mar 6

Feb 24
3:53 pm

Feb 27
3:20 pm

Mar 2
5:31 pm

 

   

Dist of Columbia
Nat'l Arboretum
Washington

Link

adults Mr President (M) & The First Lady (F)
an American Eagle Foundation nest

 

Feb 10

Feb 19
6:24 pm

Feb 23
4:26 pm

 

 

 

Dist of Columbia
Police Academy
Washington

Link

adults Justice (M) & Liberty (F)
sponsored by Earth Conservation Corps and MPDC

 

Feb 18

?

Feb 7
6:23 pm

 

 

 

Florida
Northeast FL Eagle Cam

Link

adults Romeo (M) and Juliet (F)

NE16/Peace (M)
NE17/Hope (F?)

 

Nov 11-16

Nov 11
1:55 pm

Nov 14
2:48 pm

Dec 18
10:27 am
(37 days)

Dec 20
8:38 am
(36 days)

Hope
Mar 2
8:35 am
(74 days)

 

Florida
Southwest FL Eagle Cam

Link

adults M15 (M) & Harriet

E9

M15 covered the first egg with grass on November 24th, and it was buried or partly covered until November 28, at which point Harriet dug it out and began incubating both eggs

Nov 19-26

(Dec 19 in 2016)

Nov 22
5:03 pm

Nov 25
6:13 pm

Dec 31
7:33 am
(day 39 for #1 and day 36 for #2)

 

 

Georgia
Berry College

Link

adults were initially called Henry and Martha
but Berry College has asked that names not be used

B8
B9

 

~Dec 25? - Jan 14

Jan 3
7:20 pm

Jan 7
7:35 pm

seen
Feb 11
7:31 am)
(39 days)

Feb 13
2:04 am
(37 days)

May 10
7:20 am

May 5
7:26 pm

 

Illinois
Upper Mississippi River Refuge

Link

adults Hope, Valor I & Valor II

This is a cooperative nest with one female and two males.

 

Feb 1

Jan 26
3:19 pm

Jan 29
1:15 pm

Feb 1
6:03 pm

Mar 7
7:36 am
(40 days)

Mar 9
before noon
(39 days)

 

 
Indiana
South Bend

Link

new cam for 2016, sponsored by Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF)

 

         
Iowa
Arconic (was Alcoa)
Davenport

Link

adults Liberty & Justice

 

Feb 11 - early Mar

Feb 14
2:53 pm

Feb 17
3:46 pm

     
Iowa
Decorah

Link

 

Feb 17 - Mar 2

Feb 20
7:30 pm

Feb 23
6:18 pm

Feb 27
7:03 pm

     
Iowa
Decorah North

Link

 

Mar 11

Feb 19
5:53 pm

Feb 22
3:09 pm

Feb 25
5:12 pm

     

Maine
Sasanoa River

no cam

This is a pair of eagles that nest near me; even though dates will be approximate, I'm adding them to this table for my own reference purposes. Their nest is a bit unique in that it's on an osprey platform on a small island in the Sasanoa River. My normal viewing point is on a bridge about 3/10 of a mile from the nest.

 

?mid March?        

Maryland
Blackwater Refuge

Link

The resident pair may be nesting elsewhere (I think they are still being seen on the osprey platform); another(?) pair is visiting the nest, but no sign of serious preparation for eggs as of March 4

Jan 7 - 30

 

     

Massachusetts
Barton's Cove

no cam

no cam - info from local observer/photographer Feb 28 - Mar 6  

 

   

Michigan
Beulah

Link

 

Mar 12        

Minnesota
MNBound

Link

 

Feb 28 - Mar 7

Feb 26?
seen
Feb 27
early

Mar 1
5:46 am

     

Minnesota
DNR
Minn-StPaul

Link

Adult female is banded

Facebook nicknames:
Storm Watcher
Rain Dancer
Thunder Jumper

~Jan 1 - Feb 14

Jan 28
4:56 pm

Jan 31
~2:49 pm

Feb 3
4:48 pm

Mar 9
6:08 am
(40 days)

Mar 9
~4:07 pm
(37 days)

Mar 11
6:54 am
(36 days)

   

Missouri
Lake of the Ozarks

Link

adults Elsie and Einstein

 

Feb 7-13

Feb 12
<5:00 am

Feb 15
<6:21 am

Feb 18
6:22 pm

     

Montana
Libby Dam

no cam since early 2012

No cam last year, but occasional updates and pictures on Facebook.

 

Mar 13-19        

New Jersey
Duke Farms

Link

male is banded A59; female is not banded

 

Feb 17-28        

North Carolina
Carolina Raptor Center

Link

adults Derek (M) and Savannah (F)

As of December 17, there's no cam. Observers at the Center saw an egg December 12, but weren't seeing it the morning of December 15, so don't know if it was damaged or if it was hiding behind nest materials from their perspective; they saw an egg the afternoon of the 15th - but that's likely to be #2 - and so far they haven't reported seeing two eggs. Savannah often lays three eggs, so we'll have to see what they observe tomorrow.

Dec 4 - Jan 25

Dec 12

Dec 15

Dec 18

     

North Carolina
Jordan Lake

Link

The nest here collapsed in 2014 during heavy rains, and the eagles have not rebuilt in that location; there was a cam for 2015, but it's a more general wildlife cam, showcasing the various species that visit the area - waiting to see what they have planned for 2016

Dec 2-7
-
Feb 28
       

Ohio
Avon Lake

Link

adults Stars and Stripes

 

Feb 26

Feb 24
6:48 pm

Feb 28
6:50 pm

Mar 4
6:43 pm

seen
Apr 6
7:16 am
(41 or 37 days)

Apr 9
7:47 am
(40 or 36 days)

   

Ohio
Sandy Ridge

Link

 

Feb 27

Feb 22

seen
Feb 26

     

Oklahoma
Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

Link

 

Dec 17 - Jan 3

2 by
Feb 3
(likely Jan 1-4)

Feb 9
2:32 pm

other didn't hatch

   

Oklahoma
Sooner Lake

Link

 

Feb 1 - Feb 18        

Pennsylvania
Codorus State Park
Hanover

Link

adults Freedom (M) and Liberty (F)

 

Feb 14 - 18

Feb 10
5:46 pm

Feb 13
5:13 pm

     

Pennsylvania
Harmar

Link

 

Mar 9        

Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Hays

Link

Well, this may be one for the record books. The pair laid their first egg February 10 - and two days later, on the evening of February 12, the nest tree was blown over during a windstorm. The camera caught the female flying to safety as the tree fell, and by the 15th, they were hard at work on a new nest - and on the 19th, they appeared to be incubating an egg!

Feb 13-19

Feb 10
5:49 pm

?

by
Feb 19

     

Tennessee
Dale Hollow

Link

adults named Obey (M) and River (F) after the Obey River

DH 1
DH 2
DH 3

Feb 3

Jan 17
1:43 pm

Jan 20
2:59 pm

Jan 23 or 24

Feb 23
10:36 pm
(37 days)

seen
Feb 26
6:05 am
(37 days)

Feb 28
6:51 am
(36 days)

   

Tennessee
East TN State U
Bluff City

Link

adults named Eugene (M) and Frances (F) after the wonderful property owners

 

Feb 3

Feb 3
7:03 pm

     

Tennessee
East TN State U
Johnson City

Link

adults named Noshi (M) and Shima (F) (father and mother in Algonquin)

 

Feb 10

Feb 5
3:26 pm

Feb 8
5:42 pm

     

Tennessee
Harrison Bay

Link

adults Elliott (M) and Eloise (F)

HB9
HB10

Jan 27 - Feb 13        

Tennessee
Pigeon Forge

Link

adults Franklin (M) and Independence (F)

Mar 1- Apr 3        

Tennessee
Pigeon Forge

Link

adults Isaiah (M) and Mrs. Jefferson (F)
(both are blind in one eye, and therefore non-releasable)

 

Feb 18 - Apr 3        

Tennessee
Pigeon Forge

Link

other news from Dollywood

 

         

Tennessee
Pigeon Forge
area

Link

adults Sir Hatcher (M) and Lady Independence (F)
an American Eagle Foundation nest

 

 

 

     

Texas
Seagoville

Link

JBS8
JBS9

Jan 19 - 29

Jan 25
3:02 pm

Jan 28
6:55 pm

Mar 2
<2:47 pm
(36 days)

probably
Mar 4
late
(seen Mar 5)

   

Virginia
Norfolk
Botanical Garden

Link

adults Dad Norfolk (M) and ?


Jan 31 - Feb 10        

Virginia
River Farm

Link

adults George (M) and Martha (F)

It was reported February 27 that the adults built a new nest, so no cam for this this year; don't know if there will be updates.

Feb 8 - 16        

West Virginia
NCTC
Shepherdstown

Link

adults Shep (M) and Belle (F)
(the male is known as Smitty on some forums)

 

Jan 31 - Feb 17

Feb 17
6:25 pm

Feb 20
11:49 pm

     

Wisconsin
Blair
Eagles4Kids

Link

adults named ?? and Blair (F)

 

Mar 2 - 10

 

     

Wisconsin
Eagle Valley

Link

not finding any info for 2016

Mar 27        

Wisconsin
Wolf River

Link

eagle adults George (M) and Martha (F)
or
GHO adults Bonnie (F) and Clyde (M)

 

Mar 22        

Yukon
Whitehorse

Link

 

Mar 24-Apr 9        

South African Black Eagles
Johannesburg

Link

adults Emoyeni and Thulane
Thulane (M) and Makatsa (F)


Apr 9-17        

Australian
Sea-Eagles

Sidney

Link

Dad and Lady

SE19

~July 4

Jun 13
5:40 pm

Jun 17
10:25 pm

July 23
12:45 pm
   

NOTES

 

 

Nests above here updated - will get to the others soon!

 

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