The Hays bald eagle livestream began in 2014 by Bill Powers of Pix Controller, Inc. It was the first nest cam ever to have been installed on a bald eagle nest and was located in Hays, Pennsylvania. The nest cam was powered by batteries and re-charged by solar technology.
It gave the public a rare, up-close view of the nesting and family life of bald eagles. Over three million eagle-watchers took advantage of the opportunity to view the Hays bald eagle nest cam. The nesting pair hatched and fledged three young eagles successfully. In 2015, bird watchers can observe the Hays cam via its official sponsor the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania.
Bald eagles usually lay two eggs per year. The young birds grow rapidly and at six weeks are nearly the same size as their parents. As of 2015, there is estimated to be about 7,066 nesting pairs of bald eagles in the United States.