Live video camera showing bald eagles nesting and breeding near the coastal city of Kenai in Alaska. Bald eagles are more abundant in Alaska than anywhere else in the United States.
Bald eagles occur throughout much of Alaska, except for the most northern areas where summers are too short to raise young before the lakes and rivers freeze.
Bald eagle nesting trees are usually the larger, older trees in an area, often within sight of water. In Alaska, cottonwood, spruce, cedar and hemlock are the preferred tree species used for nesting. When trees are not available, bald eagles will nest on the ground, on cliffs or on small islands. Ground nesting is mandatory in some regions of Alaska such as the Aleutian Islands, which are treeless.