Eagle Country2021-04-01T17:39:13+00:00

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*Season #3 Update*

As all of you have been watching and are aware, the events of this season at the nest have been unexpected and surprising! Our previous resident eagles, Victoria & Nicholas, did not return this year (that we can confirm). In their absence, EC has hosted a very successful, if not competitive, Bed & Breakfast at the nest. We don’t know about you, but it has been hard to keep a head count of who has come and gone! Numerous males have vied for the attention of Abigail (Abby), the female that has been fairly consistent, and many aerial challenges have ensued. Also in the line up of visitors have been several beautiful juvenile eagles. We have whimsically speculated that Spur may be coming back with a “have you missed me yet” attitude!

We understand that nature is completely unpredictable and the turn of events this season has reminded us of that very fact. It does not appear that we have an established pair and therefore, will likely not have a nesting season. Because of this, we have determined with the help of our moderators, that we will be closing the season at EC on March 31st.

We want to give a BIG “Thank You” to our moderators who have navigated some tricky waters this season. Also, to all Friends and viewers of EC, thank you all for joining us on the adventure! We couldn’t have seen the turn of events coming, but we are so glad that you all have watched, chatted, commented and supported this season!

Have a great summer and may God bless you all!

Eagle Country Weather
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Feels like: 86°F
Wind: 7mph ENE
Humidity: 87%
Pressure: 29.96"Hg
UV index: 0


We receive many questions about Victoria & Nicholas, the history of the nest and their lives. Many of these questions we have tried to answer below.

Where is this nest located?2019-03-01T19:56:47+00:00

This eagle’s nest is located on private property, which is also a small working cattle ranch, near a large state park in southwest Florida. Eagle Country is made up of a small group of people who love God, love His people and love eagles. The ranch has been in the family for generations and the nest has been on the property for around 20 years.

What are the eagles’ names and how long have they nested here?2020-02-21T07:30:13+00:00

Victoria & Nicholas – also affectionately known as Vic & Nic. To clarify, they are not named after characters on daytime TV, these names simply seemed to suit them! They have nested here since 2001. Their original nest and the tree it was in blew down in Hurricane Irma after 16 years. They built a new nest in an adjacent tree. That nest, unfortunately, blew down in an unseasonable storm on 12.21.18. The nest that you see now the eagles rebuilt immediately in December 2018.

How long have Victoria & Nicholas been a pair?2019-10-03T21:08:09+00:00

We have no definitive way of knowing since we have only had cams for a couple years. However, we do know that we have consistently seen eagles come and go seasonally since their original nest was built in 2001.

How do I tell Victoria & Nicholas apart?2020-09-22T16:13:48+00:00

It can be hard to figure out who is who! Here are some simple distinguishing features to help:

  1. Victoria is larger than Nicholas.
  2. On the left side of Nicholas’ beak there is a slight “dent” or marking that is particular to him. It is seen best when the camera is up close.
  3. Victoria has a lighter brown/tan coloring on the tips of her white tail feathers.
  4. Nicholas has darker coloring right around his eyes.
  5. There are more details and a pic to help you here: Nic & Vic (Scroll down the page to see this section)
Can the eagles see the IR lights at night?2019-10-07T20:37:50+00:00

The eagles cannot see the IR light at night because it is invisible to them. In fact, if you were to stand under the tree at night, it would be completely dark outside!

Why am I seeing so many mosquitos and bugs?2019-10-07T19:59:15+00:00

This nest is located near very swampy areas of Florida. Along with swamp conditions comes times of dense mosquitos and various bugs in the air. It is not uncommon to have a short period of time in the evenings (often 15-20ish minutes) of a sort of “swarm” of mosquitos. After this, although not swarm-like, the air is still thick with flying insects. The eagles are used to it and although they shift, scratch and “wave away” much like we would, they have learned how to deal with them.

Am I hearing gunshots?2020-09-22T16:18:01+00:00

This nest located in the country on private property and is also a working ranch. Because it is in the country, sound really travels. While the shots may seem loud and close on cam, they are not. Also, the shots do not pose a threat to the eagles.


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Two Eagles, Two Storms and Two Choices

Victoria and Nicholas, two American bald eagles, have a story of hope in the midst of life’s storms, literally!
These two eagles, whose nest has been in our family’s back pasture for over 17 years, have felt the fury of life’s storms, twice!

Read the whole story here…

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Annual Eagle Country Stats

YEAR Eagle Pair Eggs Date Eggs Laid Date Of Hatch Fledge
2020-2021 Abigail – Female * *
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2019-2020 Victoria & Nicholas Two Eggs 1st: 12-28-19
2nd: 12-31-19
Hickory: 2-3-20
Mossy: 2-5-20
Hickory: 5-1-20
Mossy: 5-7-20
2018-2019 Victoria & Nicholas Two Eggs 1st: 1-28-19
2nd: 1-31-19
Dandy: 3-6-19
Spur: 3-8-19
2 Successful Fledges

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