About the eagles
A pair of bald eagles is nesting in the Hays neighborhood of Pittsburgh, south of Downtown along the Monongahela River. Because industrialization caused long-term damage to the region's ecosystem, experts say it has probably been more than 250 years since bald eagles last nested along Pittsburgh’s three rivers. With the help of the Canadian government, several agencies, including the Pennsylvania Game Commission, brought bald eagle chicks back to their states.
Eagle pair attracting attention (March 12, 2013) • New nest built (Nov. 28, 2013) • Nesting season begins (Jan. 19) Don't mess with the nest (Feb. 3) • First egg (Feb. 19) • Second egg (Feb. 24) • Three eggs! (Feb. 26) • Raccoon attempts egg theft (Feb. 27) • Human help? (Feb. 28) • A glimpse into nature's reality (Mar. 9) • The eaglet has landed (Mar. 28) • Second eaglet emerges (Mar. 30) • Pip in third egg (Apr. 1) ... and it hatches (Apr. 2) • Webcam enthralls viewers, aids research (Apr. 14)
Bald eagle facts
FAQ about Pittsburgh’s bald eagles
Updated, June 26: Important changes to the eagle cam
Toward the end of July (or as soon as the nest is no longer active), camera operator PixController will dismantle the camera in Hays — meaning the end of this eagle cam — for now. Bill Powers, president of PixController, said the group does have plans to reinstall the Hays camera in November, as well as one at the nest location in Harmar.
What does the change mean for this page? The Post-Gazette will replace the eagle cam, once disabled, with other local wildlife streams. And due to the eagles’ popularity, we will expand the amount of streams offered here.
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First Published January 31, 2014 1:38 PM