New Dulles Greenway Wetlands eagle cam goes live

A pair of bald eagles nesting in the Dulles Greenway Wetlands now have two cameras pointed at their nest providing a live view of their activities.

A pair of bald eagles nesting in the Dulles Greenway wetlands are in need of a name.

Loudoun County Public Schools and Trip II, owner and operator of the Dulles Greenway, are launching an eagle naming contest, now underway, according to a press release.

The winning eagle names will be announced on the Dulles Greenway Facebook page on February 11.

Students in grades K-12 can submit name sugegstions for the mated pair of bald eagles that have resided in the wetlands in Leesburg since 2005.

As the contest is for Loudoun County Public School students, they will be provided a submission form for entries through the school.

In September 2021, the Dulles Greenway installed two HD live-stream cameras on a tree overlooking the nest, which can be viewed by the public online at dullesgreenway.com/eagle-cam.

This past fall, the pair of bald eagles returned to the wetlands and started building their nest for the season. Once the bald eagles have prepared their nest, they will move onto the next stage in the nesting process, which is to begin laying eggs and incubating them. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this process typically occurs from January to April.

“We are excited to offer Loudoun County students the opportunity to select the names for this pair of bald eagles,” said Terry Hoffman, Public and Customer Relations Manager, Dulles Greenway in a prepared statement. “We look forward to reviewing all of the creative name choices contributed by our local students. We hope this will be the first of many eagle naming contests with Loudoun County Public Schools, as we await the arrival of eaglets in the spring.”

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