Fish & Wildlife - Region 7
Thursday, April 10, 2014
MILES CITY-- A camera providing 24 hour live feed footage of nesting Bald Eagles is officially live today. Individuals may access the footage by navigating to:
Scroll to the bottom of the page,
Click on “view our cameras from around the world”
Zoom into Montana,
Click on the camera icon and live footage will begin to run
The nest is approximately eight feet wide and sits ninety eight feet high housed in a cottonwood tree. It has been used consecutively for five years by nesting pairs. The eagles are currently on the nest and from what can be viewed; there are two eggs in the nest.
“We have already learned so much from this opportunity,” said Brad Schmitz, Fish Wildlife and Parks, Region 7 Supervisor, “Not only about this pair of eagles in particular, but also this technology that may be used in future projects.” FWP expects the resident Bald Eagles have an enormous amount of information to share with the community.
This project has not just been a Fish, Wildlife and Parks project. “It has truly been a community project”, stated Cathy Stewart, Regional Information Officer. Immediately after beginning to pursue the idea, support and offers to help began coming out of the woodwork. Organizations directly involved have been Yellowstone Valley Audubon, ROCKS Program, Mid-Rivers Communication, Department of Transportation, Miles City Fire and Rescue, City of Miles City, Kiwi Pete’s Tree Service, Technologies Plus and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Individuals and entities providing skills or monetary donations include Dean Hanvold of Technologies Plus, Kiwanis, Builder’s Club-Washington Middle School, Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation, Dr. Williams, Jay and Denise Harvey, Ron Thomas and Ruben Oberlander.
For further information on the Miles City Eagle Cam please contact Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks at 406-234-0900.