Live Streaming Wild Bald Eagles in Arizona

With the goal of bringing Arizona wildlife into the public eye, The Arizona Game and Fish Department sought after a live streaming to showcase the unique wildlife of Arizona. In Lake Pleasant Regional Park just north of Phoenix, an eagle nest on the side of a cliff had caught the eye of the department. The idea to live stream the eagles allowed the public to observe the wildlife in their triumphs and challenges of life as an eagle in the desert.

“Our goal is to provide opportunities for people to truly appreciate and connect with Arizona’s wildlife, and live-feed wildlife cameras such as this help us to do exactly that,”   

Randy Babb, Game and Fish Department’s watchable wildlife program manager

We never turn away from a challenge

Live streaming webcams in the desert are just as complicated as they sound. This remote installation required months of planning with the AZGFD, custom network configuration, mapping, measuring, and hiking. Like many remote live streaming webcam installations, this was not a one-size-fits-all solution. To ensure the success of this webcam, the solution needed to be equipped to withstand the harsh heat. The energy required to power the cameras is generated through solar power access, and wireless internet is derived via a radio link and repeater from 5 miles away from the nest.

Multiple AZGFD Cameras

The Eagle Cam was such a wild success with over 400,000 page views expanding to multiple cameras made perfect sense.

Sandhill Cranes

Barn Owls

Bat Colony

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