Milpitas Installs “Eagle Cam”
Public can now watch streaming video of
eagles nesting near Curtner Elementary School
Milpitas, Calif. — In the heart of a bustling Silicon Valley city, a pair of bald eagles have taken up residence in a
redwood tree right by an active elementary school, successfully raising their chicks despite their nest’s location
above busy city neighborhoods.
The City of Milpitas has now installed a video camera on a utility pole near Curtner Elementary School that
enables the public to safely observe the nesting eagle family online without disturbing them. To view the eagles
at any time, you can go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9dFZUa2K2oQSy4sruRvmsQ/live
“The eagles first appeared at this location in 2017 and came back again this winter,” said Councilmember Bob
Nuñez. “It’s very exciting for both the school children and our entire community, so we wanted to find a way to
share this wildlife experience with everyone without causing any risk of disturbance to the eagles themselves.”
Bald eagles are a federally protected species, and it is a federal offense to harass or disturb the national bird,
which carries a penalty of up to $20,000 and one year in jail.
The video camera was placed high on a nearby City-owned utility pole to provide a good view of the eagles, the
nest, and the activity of the eagle chicks as they grow and learn to fly. This year the nesting pair hatched two
chicks, although recently one was slightly injured while learning to fly. The young eagle had a bruised wing and
was tended by the Lindsey Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek.