Bald Eagle status
update: November 2009
"An indication of the successfulness of recovery efforts for this
species came in 2009 when the status of the Bald Eagle in southern
Ontario was changed from Endangered to Special Concern. This is a
great victory for a bird that was nearly lost from southern Ontario,
although monitoring remains an important task to ensure that this
positive trend continues."
Special signs have been
installed on two Cambridge trail gates at Moyer's Landing on Fountain Street. We ask that you to respect the trail
and park closures.
I have created a 1 page flyer that will
provide you with bald eagle
facts and viewing tips.
There are currently NO
publicized bald eagle nests
on the Grand River in Cambridge,
As their population continues to increase,
it is logical that the bald eagle nesting range will extend northwards up
the Grand River Valley from the Lake Eire area The large nest on Fountain Street at the Grand River is not a bald eagle
nest, but rather an Osprey nest!
But at the moment your viewing
is limited to the
wintering bald eagles who migrate south to enjoy the ice free fishing on the
(Once again some local folk
want to morph the adaptable bald eagle into a "red herring" to support their personal
agendas and issues.)
If you plan to view the
bald eagles wintering in Cambridge, then please
read basic facts contained in
the bald eagle flyer.
Here is a sample of the bald eagle photos from
webcams at several nests that you will find on mybird
Here are some photos from the Tesoro Bald Eagle (Florida) web camera.
Unfortunately no camera funding for 2009 operations.
Other photos from many other nests are shown on my bird album website:
(not updated yet, Feb. 20/12)
A contest has named them Birdie and Bogey. In
early March 08, Birdie was fitted with a tracking device.
Now, Birdie has returned from a summer flight north ..... web link below
provides map updates of her trip, north and south.
early in March 2008 and both Birdie and Bogie are
trying their wings. No
camera in 2009season!
It is nowpenguin
summer season(Dec. 09) nest
building, egg laying and then hatching, all onwebcams
at the O'Higgins research station.
Bad news is that on Dec. 1/09 winds up to 200 km/h destroyed at least 18 nests,
some with eggs. Not certain how many eggs will survive.
The cameras are mounted around the German Antarctic Receiving Station. On a 2007
cruise to the Antarctic, Cathie and I had the
opportunity to view several penguin colonies .... actually, if the wind is in
the right decision, you smell them before you see them.
Look for the pink snow.