Screencap from the CSE/Audubon Society webcam.
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Bald Eagles in Hays Lay First Egg of 2019

Watch the live webcam of the nesting eagles.


There's exciting news for bird and wildlife lovers in our area--the bald eagles in Hays, Pa. have laid their first egg of 2019! According to the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania , the egg was laid on Feb. 12 and is expected to hatch in approximately 35 days.

According to the Audubon society, there will always be an adult eagle in the nest with the egg. You can watch a live stream of the Hays nest here .

Per the Audobon society, the webcam is "a collaborative project between CSE and Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. This live video feed has been granted a Special Permit by the Pennsylvania Game Commission for educational purposes."

Eagles returned to the Pittsburgh area in 2013. Last year , three eggs were laid at the Hays nest but only one hatched. The chick hatched on March 23, 2018 and fled the nest on June 11.

You can learn more about bald eagles and their history in our area here. The U .S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates t here are at least 9,789 nesting pairs of bald eagles in the contiguous United States. Bald eagles were removed from the federal government's list of endangered species in 1995 and the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in 2007.

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