Thursday, April 02, 2009

Become a BRI Webcam Member

Greetings all!

BRI is very excited to announce the launch of a membership program.

Please click here to become a member

Through this program and your support we hope over the nesting season to raise $65,000 to ensure that we are able to keep these systems running free for everyone.

There are seven different giving levels with the membership and they each have unique and exciting thank you gifts. All members will be automatically signed up for our electronic updates and will receive a BRI sticker--the e-updates will be free for all viewers. The membership levels are.

1. Fledgling, $25: this is for kids and students. Members at this level will receive an eagle mobile and a BRI sticker.

2. Finch, $35: with this membership level you will receive a BRI sticker.

3. Kestrel, $60: you will receive a BRI pin.

4. Osprey, $100: you will receive a 1G memory stick for your computer loaded with high resolution video footage from our webcams and a beautiful eagle screen saver for your computer. Once you have loaded the videos and screen saver onto your computer you can use the memory stick to transfer files and back-up files on your computer.

5. Loon, $250: you will receive a signed copy of Dr. David Evers (BRI's Executive Director) and and Ms Taylor's (former board member) book on loons.

6. Peregrine, $500: you will become one of BRI's top supporters with a Peregrine membership. You will receive a signed copy of Dr. Evers and Ms. Taylor's book "Call of the Loon", our webcam e-update, and BRI sticker.


7. Eagle, $1,000: Your exceptionally generous support allows BRI to conduct its cutting edge wildlife education and research. You will receive a quarterly letter from BRI's Executive Director, a signed copy of the book "Call of the Loon", webcam e-updates, and BRI sticker.

Please consider become a webcam member. Last year we were fortunate to receive several one-year foundation grants to expand our program.

We are working on setting up two more loon cams, and potentially a catbird cam. Today we were talking about potential plans to set up ten more cams in Maine as well as some in some tropical site.

Your support will ensure than we are able to continue our current work and greatly expand.

Thank you.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we don't become a member can we still view the web cams?

9:30 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

Where, are our Maine eagles?
Has anyone seen them?
Have checked the last three days and have seen nothing.

1:57 PM  
Blogger peggymaine said...

It's now almost 4pm on Saturday afternoon, April 4th. Lots of focus has been on the Eagle2 cam and the eggs, which is very exciting except that the live cam keeps freezing up. Feel badly for you, badly for all your excited fans, too. I have just managed to post something over there, with some difficulty. (peggymaine) NOW I come over here, and with the new "Become a BRI Webcam Member" it seems that all the history of the month of March has evaporated. Continuity for those of use hoping the coastal nest would be successful is gone. Help!

3:53 PM  
Blogger ctlodge said...

hope i get this webcam figured out before all the action starts. I can't seem to get live feed

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Does anyone know how many eggs Mom is sitting on on EagleCam II?

cathy h in mass

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just answered my question I left a few minutes ago. Checked in on the EagleCam II nest and Mom had flown off and I saw 2 beautiful eggs. What's up with the original EagleCam? Nothing last year and it looks like nothing this year.

cathy h in mass

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/7 0607
Yes, our nest remains empty again this theory, which I have shouted from the hills, is that after the nest failure, and what with all the intrusions...ravens, crows, juveniles......and people noises...someone said there were alot of houses nearby.......I think that's the reason.'
But, probably something totally different that I'm not aware of...
I've asked the biologists to speculate, but they aren't biting!
Have a great day.....I'll bet they will used the nest next year.
There has also been talk of a mate switch.
Join us everyone at these two sites....just cut and paste them onto your address browser.

Have a great day!!!!
Linnie or Mimi, now that I'm a grandma.....

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that Wing was correct in that this particular nest is only being used as a feeding& meeting site.Eagles do abandon nest that become "old" from the weather and mother nature.Time will tell....

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/7/09 3:26 PM CDT One eagle laying in nest. Pretty windy today.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/7/09 3:33 pm CDT Eagle left nest

4:33 PM  
Blogger Barb124 said...

Does anyone know the website for the eaglecam discussion group?

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thursday, April 9 - 9:45 EST

There's a beautiful Eagle sitting on the Y branch looking out over the water. This nest site is still my favorite whether there are eggs or not. All Cameras at EagleCam2 are down. The audio doesn't work well, all I hear is a sound that sounds like pouring rain. I suppose it's too late for eggs at this site but I'm going to keep watching these amazing birds.

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Diane Brown said...

I have been watching "mom and dad" eagles for 4 years, and after "Little Wing" didn't survive, the luck at this nest has not been good, I was wondering if the ever increasing man made noises , (heard a chain saw 4/8) could be driving them away?

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder when cam 2 will be up and running. I've been checking in daily. Thank you for this second cam this year. I am dissapointed the first eagle cam nest will have no babies this year.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure wish we could see a panned out view instead of a tight shot of an empty nest...I can understand if the eagles where sitting on eggs but that is not the case. Just a thought.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04/10 @ 08:50

Nice to see the blog updated. Wish we had faster access to posts. I think many give up with the absence of recent comments. I would love daily observations.

Several have commented before about the possibility of a second nest being used. One way to test that theory would be accurate observations at this nest to determine if both eagles are here at the same time, how often, how long. If they have eggs at another nest ... they would not be together at this nest for extended periods of time.

I wonder if a fertility problem exists for our old pair. The nest seems desirable as evidenced by the early disputes. Mating occurs frequently, even if sometimes the act doesn't seem sufficient.

Would the eagles defend a nest they did not plan to use? Do eagles claim two nests at the same time? Is it possible that this is the "retirement" home for our original pair regardless of their ability to produce eggs?

Answers to questions like these are what intrigued me most with the BRI cams. While I love this nest, this location with it's wonderful view, and our original Ms. & Mr. Mom more than any other cam site ... the shared learning experience, in my opinion, is what BRI offered best. Not necessarily chat blogs, but the exchange of scientific-type observations with posts offering chronological, detailed observations from all time zones. Remember when Wing used to outline the type of information that BRI could use? We were allowed to feel that, in our own small way, we helped in the research. That seems to be missing this year and I miss it.


9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Does anyone know the approximate date for the hatching of the eaglets?

cathy h in mass

3:42 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

April 17, 8pm EDT

Any recent news? Any eggs? I know the Cam 2 has eggs, but what about the nest with the Y branch?

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when is approximate hatching date? After that, how long until they fly?

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How I miss eagle nest # 1....# 2 just is not the same...

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be nice to be able to log on and check out the blog and find out what is going on like we used to. Now we have to weed through personal comments and personal conversation on the online cam community. Although a nice feature and it brings friends together, I feel we lose actual information about the birds.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Becky in TN(formely PA) said...

Seems like we have been forgotten here at our beloved original eagle nest. So many of us shead many tears of happiness and sadness here over the past 4 years. We can omly hope again for next year that we will have amazing chicks in this nest. But if not, all good things must come to an end, and we have to be thankful for all we have learned and experienced.

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/31 @ 18:14

How sad to have lost updated comments for this cam. I always return here for the view and the sounds and a chance to catch our eagles.


6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

06/10/09 @ 09:58

Don't know if this will ever be posted ... but, I could not resist commenting on my favorite cam which, once again, is providing a fantastic image. Love this "nest in the mist."

I, too, am missing the type of posts we used to find here with all the observations and updated information. Too bad that BRI has chosen a different path. When any cam is left without updated information (peregrine, osprey, etc.) BRI misses a chance to do a great service to all who are interested.

That said, I do appreciate the continued cam on this nest. I would hate to lose this location. I think much of the support BRI receives originated with this nest and the eagles who claim it.


10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning to all, any chance of getting the streaming of nest 1 fixed? it's been out for sometime now.:[

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/15/09 10:17 AM

Just wondering if anyone knows why CAM 1 has been out for several days. Oh, how I miss watching it, eagles or no eagles. This is the best cam on the net.

Thanks for all you do, BRI.

Eagle and Loon lover.

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

June 15
The cam has been down since last Thursday. Truly miss it! This nest is still the best view and sounds as anywhere. Very cool to see the different eagles that visit. There has been at least two pairs and possibly a third female in the area. There has been different juvies and sub-adults who have come. Been hearing what sounds like a possible eaglet calling. Been waiting to see it show up at the nest some day soon..
Hope Bri will get it back up soon.
Thank you all for your hard work.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you folks even know that cam 1 is down?

6/16/09 10:22 am

Thanks, would appreciate an acknowledgement.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

06/16 @ 14:32

How wonderful to have the cam working again ... thank you!

No posts ever show up ... miss the blog.


2:34 PM  

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