bald eagle in miami dade county

LIVE BALD EAGLE WEBCAM IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY


More info: The webcam focuses on the nest of a breeding pair of bald eagles named Rita and Ron. The EagleCam is made possible by a partnership between Wildlife Rescue of Date County and ZooMiami, with the generous support of the Ron Magill Conservation Endowment

The female bald eagle, Rita, has a silver federal band on her right leg, and a green over black band on her left leg. The male bald eagle, Ron, has no bands and he is smaller than Rita.

The previous nest was built in an unstable spot about 95 ft. up in an Australian (Casuarina) pine tree, and after heavy storms, it collapsed in the spring of 2021, dropping two baby eagles on the ground.

On March 13, 2021, Ron Magill of ZooMiami and Lloyd Brown from Wildlife Rescue of Dade County rescued one of the baby eagles. Sadly, one eaglet did not survive the fall. The surviving eaglet sustained a broken wing and followinh surgery, was rehabilitated at Wildlife Rescue of Dade County. It was released on August 21, 2021 near Everglades National Park.

Brown and Magill obtained permission from US Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) to install the secure platform for these eagles, out of concern that the eagle pair would try to rebuild the old nest, only for it to fail again.