Although this camera replaces the popular Eagle Cam, it does not show the bald eagle’s nest. The Eagle’s Nest is in another area of ​​the wildlife refuge.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — The City of Westminster launched a new Standley Lake live camera last week that replaces its popular Eagle Cam, though it doesn’t point to the bald eagle’s nest.

Instead, the 24/7 camera shows the park’s Bird Island, which sits about 400 feet offshore and is a nesting ground for a wide variety of birds: cormorants , blue herons, white pelicans, gulls, ducks and, occasionally, great horned owls.

Cormorants and great blue herons arrive in March and April, and the birds start nesting in May.

> Click here to watch the Bird Island Cam.

The original Eagle Cam was installed in the fall of 2016 and focused on the park’s main attraction: the Bald Eagle’s Nest. Last May, the nest collapsed, killing the eaglet born a few weeks earlier.

> The video above shows the original Eagle Cam last April after an eaglet hatched in the nest.

The pair of eagles have moved on and built a new nest deep in the wildlife refuge where the camera cannot reach, the city said.

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The new camera aims to increase awareness and appreciation of Standley Lake’s other wildlife.

But don’t count on a bald eagle sighting. Eagles occasionally visit the island, especially in winter.

There’s a new way for the community to connect with nature at Standley Lake Regional Park. The long-awaited bird…

Posted by Standley Lake Regional Park on Thursday, March 17, 2022

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The bald eagle pair has at least one egg in its nest. The number of eggs in the nest will not be known until hatching.

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