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“Wired Washington” Brings Eagles to Students

Region 5, May 7, 2013
Two young bald eagles on nest in Washington D.C.
Two young bald eagles on nest in Washington D.C. - Photo Credit: n/a

A webcam featuring a bald eagle nest in Washington, D.C. is part of an initiative called “Wired Washington,” a multispecies, multi-partner citizen-science effort led by the police and two local youth groups, Earth Conservation Corps and Wings Over America. The groups' mission is to use habitat mapping and public awareness to protect the wildlife in city neighborhoods.


Installing the webcam, provided by National Geographic, was the Chief of Police’s idea. The eagle pair chose the Metropolitan Police Department's Academy grounds for its home. Craig Koppie, biologist at the Chesapeake Bay Field Office, is an advisor to the Earth Conservation Corps eagle restoration project, which also oversees a second bald eagle nest in Washington.

Some of the young people leading the research effort are part of the District of Columbia’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Service, a juvenile justice agency that provides community-based programs to youth in its care.

For more information contact:

Craig Koppie

Contact Info: Kathryn Reshetiloff, 410-573-4582, kathryn_reshetiloff@fws.gov