Cams Installed in Partnership with CSE Corporation, Comcast Business, Arborel Tree Services, a Davey Company, and JASE Construction Services
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania announces that the Harmar and Hays, PA Bald Eagle webcams are now streaming live. Both cameras have been repositioned for 2018, providing a much closer view into the nests. Other updates for this season include:
- Cameras broadcasting in HD with sound.
- The switch to YouTube LIVE as the webcams’ streaming player.
- The introduction of a rewind function. Viewers may independently rewind the live stream for up to two hours to see if they’ve missed any action in the nests.
- The ability to share video clips of the nests via the YouTube “share” function.
“We are excited to bring the Bald Eagle webcams into viewers’ homes again this year,” said Jim Bonner, executive director, Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. “The cams have enabled people across the world to follow our region’s Bald Eagles. Audubon will also continue its successful Bald Eagle distance learning programs with local schools, which allows students to watch the eagles live while asking real-time questions to environmental educators.”
The Harmar Bald Eagles’ nest is located on a hill above Route 28, near the Hulton Bridge. The Hays Bald Eagles’ nest is located along the Monongahela River, close to Sandcastle Water Park. The live streamed cams may be viewed at aswp.org.
“This should be our best eagle viewing season ever,” stated Bill Powers, director of environmental & surveillance systems at CSE Corporation. “The Hays camera is positioned closer to the nest which allows us to get a tight zoom into the nest. The Harmar camera is probably the biggest upgrade this season. The new camera will give viewers a close-up view of the nest which we have not seen before.”
“Comcast Business is proud of our continued partnership with Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania to provide fast, reliable, and secure connectivity that enables nature lovers around the world to watch the Harmar Bald Eagles’ video stream,” said Toni Murphy, regional vice president of Comcast Business. “Providing high-performance Ethernet connectivity to the Harmar eagle camera helps to connect Pittsburgh’s vitality with bird lovers everywhere.”
The webcam at the Harmar nest is owned by Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, streams from ASWP owned property, and is made possible through the generous support of Comcast Business. The Hays webcam is a collaborative project between CSE and Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. Both live video feeds have been granted a special permit by the Pennsylvania Game Commission for educational purposes. The Game Commission’s mission is: To manage wild birds, wild mammals, and their habitats for current and future generations.