San Miguel Island Closure
In the interest of public safety, the U.S. Navy is closing San Miguel Island until further notice due to recent concerns of possible unexploded ordnance. More »
Santa Barbara Island Closed Due to Storm Damage
Santa Barbara Island is closed to public access due to damage from the recent storms to the pier landing ladder. The closure will be in place until a new ladder can be fabricated and installed. The closure is expected to last over a month. More »
Public Closures on Santa Barbara Island
Certain Santa Barbara Island trails are closed to all public entry to proctect breeding populations of California brown pelicans. More »
Channel Islands Live Bald Eagle Webcams
The Bald Eagle Webcams provide an intimate view of the breeding and nesting behavior of bald eagles at the Channel Islands. Enhance your virtual experience with status reports posted by eagle biologists on the Bald Eagle Webcam Discussion Forum.
Due to power and signal transmission issues at the remote nesting sites, the bald eagle webcams may temporarily drop their video feed. We are working on solutions and hope to have reliable webcams operating soon on this webpage. As an interim measure, please visit Pelican Harbor Nest on Ustream and Sauces Canyon Nest on Ustream.
For full screen viewing, right click on the video image and select "Zoom" and then select "Full Screen." The video will be pixelated since the resolution of the streaming video is 320 x 240. To exit full screen, push the "Escape" key or right click on the video image and select "Exit Full Screen." To open directly in the full version of Windows Media Player visit http://media1.vcoe.org/eaglecam1 or http://media1.vcoe.org/eaglecam2.
If you are using a Mac you may need to install Flip-4-Mac to view the Bald Eagle Webcam. This will allow you to view the webcam using Quicktime. To install this free software visit Flip-4-Mac.
Viewing experiences may differ based on internet connection and device. There is currently no technical support regarding the quality of this video stream. However, we do welcome your feedback. Contact us at: Channel Islands Interpretation.
The Channel Islands Live Bald Eagle Webcam was made possible through a partnership with the National Park Service, Ventura County Office of Education, and the Institute for Wildlife Studies with funding provided by the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program. The bald eagle nests are on the portion of Santa Cruz Island that is owned by The Nature Conservancy and they are graciously hosting the webcams.
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Did You Know?
The only reptile found on Santa Barbara Island is the endemic and threatened island night lizard. These lizards can live up to 20 years or more, but once established in a territory generally remain within a 3-meter radius their entire life.