Established in 2009, EagleCAM is a live remote feed operating out of the BirdLife Australia Discovery Centre in the Armory at Sydney Olympic Park.
The White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster is a fairly common sight along the coasts and inland rivers of Australia, as well as further afield. However, little is in fact known about their complete breeding cycle from nest building to fledging. The huge nest of large sticks is commonly placed in a high tree and the nest may be used for many years in succession.
The current pair of Parramatta River Sea-Eagles is often seen during the day on their prominent mangrove perch, loafing or feeding on a mullet or other fish from the wetlands. They may also be seen soaring overhead on up-swept wings. Their nest is hidden high in a Scribbly Gum in the Newington Nature Reserve. Each year their nest has been monitored and valuable observations made.
The EagleCAM project continues and anyone visiting the BirdLife Discovery Centre during our open hours on weekends may watch the live action as well as recordings of previous interesting behaviour.
We would like to thank all of the individuals and businesses who have donated their time, skill and financial assistance to EagleCAM. Your generous support has allowed the project to continue with new improved cameras and other equipment. We particularly thank Sydney Olympic Park Authority for their Research Approval and continuing support of the EagleCAM project.
Located at Sydney Olympic Park, the Discovery Centre is an interactive hub where visitors can learn about and engage with birds in their natural habitat.
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