Peregrine Falcom Webcam
Located just up river from Eagle, Alaska, a peregrine falcon eyrie (nest) was on a bluff overlooking the Yukon River. The eyrie produced two chicks that successfully fledged (permanently left the eyrie) the first week of August, before migrating south for the winter.
After the chicks fledged, winter's icy grasp on the Yukon River landscape came and went. Normally, one could continue to enjoy a rare, beautiful view from high above the Yukon River, but that following spring's break-up pushed ice high onto the shoreline, destroying the site of the data repeater. The repeater was an essential link for transmitting the image at the nest to the rest of the world. Because nearly all bird species move nest sites from year to year, biologists decided to not attempt to reestablish this vital link until another nest site offers not only viable human access, but also a site close enough to Eagle to transmit a data connection.
Until then, please enjoy the photos below of peregrine nestlings in the eyrie.
Technical Notes on the Camera
This camera was located in a particularly remote location - the images from it were transmitted via radio connection to a satellite uplink, before making their way to you on this page. This means the image only refreshed every 30 seconds or so, and sometimes refused to load altogether. Manually refreshing the page a time or two often resulted in the image loading correctly.
For more information, visit our webpage on peregrine falcons.
Sample Camera Views
Last updated: September 14, 2021