The Environmental Change Initiative is excited to announce the return of a pair of bald eagles at our research faculty at St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend, Indiana.
In the spring of 2015, two bald eagles took over an existing red-tailed hawk nest at the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) at St. Patrick’s County Park and fledged one eaglet. Over the past few months, we have observed the birds again building up a nest for the upcoming season.
“We are just thrilled that the eagles have returned this year to their home at ND-LEEF,” said Jennifer Tank, ECI director. “It is great to know that during the off-season, when the science and outreach activity has slowed, that the eagles are thriving alongside the unique beauty of the facility and the surrounding St. Patrick’s County Park.”
Given the overwhelming interest sparked by the eagles’ historic arrival, a camera was installed at ND-LEEF this winter. Now bird enthusiasts can enjoy the live view of the nest 24/7!
We hope to offer a program in the upcoming months for the public to view the eagles with Notre Dame staff and St. Joseph County Parks Interpreters. Stay tuned to the ND-LEEF webpage for more information about the Bald Eagles.
Please share ND-LEEF’s Eagle Cam Announcement via social media so others can enjoy watching these charismatic birds!
Originally published by environmentalchange.nd.edu on February 16, 2016.at