The Alcoa eagle camera was installed in 2010. It is used to monitor the activities of a pair of breeding bald eagles that built a 7-foot nest in a tree located on a 400-acre Alcoa Davenport, Iowa facility near the Mississippi River in 2009.
Since that time, the eagles, named Liberty and Justice, have fledged over nine eaglets. Nearly 25 million Americans have tuned in to watch the pair as they hunt, eat and prepare the nest during the breeding season.
Eagles typically lay eggs in Iowa during mid to late February with the eggs hatching in mid to late March. The eaglets grow quickly and are ready to leave the nest by late May or early June. Alcoa has partnered with the Bettendorf, Iowa school district to create learning opportunities for students with regard to the nesting pair. Alcoa has also worked with a vendor to produce T-shirts and other commercial items that celebrate its nesting bald eagles. A portion of the sales go to charity.