Eagles have been nesting at Berry College’s main campus since 2012, when they first appeared. They were spotted by a student who reported the sighting to a professor.
Because it was an unusual time for eagles to nest, it is believed that they may have had a nest elsewhere that was damaged by a storm. Eagles have continued to nest on the campus since 2012. In 2013, they produced two eaglets. One eaglet was reared in 2014 and two in 2015.
Berry College has tracked the nest building and rearing of eaglets via a live stream camera placed for direct viewing into the nest. It marks the first documented eagle nest in the modern history of Floyd County. As of 2015, Berry College has three eagle cams and a Facebook page devoted to their progress.