The goal of the Southwest Florida eagle camera is to provide an educational source for wildlife officials and the general public. The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Foundation was formed to create awareness about raptors and provide a financial incentive to programs dedicated to conservation and education.
The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam in Fort Myers, Florida, has been filming the nest of a pair of mating bald eagles since 2012. The pair, named Ozzie and Harriet by observers, have been living in a nest approximately 60 feet above the ground in a slash pine tree since about 2006. The camera that monitors the eagles is equipped with an infrared night vision lens that streams live video 24 hours a day without disturbing the birds.
Information the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam gathers helps to provide education about wildlife to classrooms, offices and organizations.