LIVE BALD EAGLE WEB CAM: SEE THEM MAKE THEIR NEST RIGHT HERE IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY
ARCATA, CA- North Coast residents can now get a rare close-up look into a bald eagles nest. The Humboldt Wildlife Care Center has made it possible by installing a web came inside the nest of two bald eagles. Monte Merrick, the co-director of the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center says this is the first active bald eagles nest in Humboldt County in 40 years. Merrick added, "It's really non-invasive. The camera was installed before the eagles came back to the nest so the camera is hidden. They don’t know that it's there."The nest is located at a private residence. But if you log http://humwild.org/ you can get an intimate view of the eagles, without interfering with their lives. Merrick said, "you can go there and basically watch a pair of bald eagles prepare their nest for the spring baby season."Which is the centers busiest season. Merrick said wildlife generally mates April through August. Merrick added, "During that time birds are nesting in trees. People are outside doing things, trimming trees. So nests get knocked down."And then get taken to the wildlife center for treatment, but Merrick says babies are more difficult to treat. Merrick added, "Keeping wildlife wild is job number one with babies."He adds that the trick with babies is to not make them friendly with humans. Merrick added, "you don’t want to raise song birds that want to land on people's shoulders.”But working here is no easy task; it’s an all-volunteer effort. They do everything from treat the animals to building the cages. Merrick added, "We have a mission. Everybody recognizes that mission, and now we have to meet it. That’s life in the non-profit sector I guess."The Humboldt Wildlife Care Center is a non-profit organization that relies on donations and grants.