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LIVE Eagle Cam – Washington, DC – Earth Conservation Corps.

“Liberty and Justice are a pair of bald eagles who have raised young for eleven years in a nest one hundred ten feet up an oak tree at the Metropolitan Police Academy in SE, Washington, DC. Liberty, the female, has primary responsibility for incubating her eggs and caring for the young chicks (once they hatch!). Justice, the male, has the crucial job of catching fish and bringing them for his mate and hatchlings. The eagles are an urban wildlife success story – [check in with them daily at ] Pollution forced bald eagles to abandon their last DC nest in 1946. In 1994, the teenage volunteers of the Earth Conservation Corps launched a bold experiment to try to spur the return of the bald eagle as a nesting resident of our Nation’s Capital. Under U.S. Fish and Wildlife permits, the Corps translocated 16 eaglets from nests in Wisconsin to an artificial “hack box” at the U.S. National Arboretum. After being raised for six weeks at the Arboretum the juvenile eagles were released into the skies over Washington. Four eaglets were released every spring from 1994 to 1998. Between the eagle restoration efforts the youth of the Earth Conservation Corps galvanized the entire city in their mission to restore the eagles’ Anacostia River habitat.”

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