Wildlife

Two baby Eagles on Hilton Head – Watch the webcam!

Occasional visitors would be surprised to learn that Hilton Head Island is a wonderful place to see Bald Eagles in the wild. But if you look carefully at the power poles that run alongside the bridges as you cross onto the island, you are likely to see one or more eagles surveying the surrounding water.

And now we have two more! On December 27, 2021, the two eggs in one of the nests hatched. Lucky for us, this is the one nest on HHI that has a 24-hour webcam, so anyone who wants can take a peek at the babies as they grow.

And they grow fast. The parents will continue to feed and care for the eaglets until they reach the fledgling stage, which takes 10 to 12 weeks. At that point, the children will have their flight feathers and are ready to think about striking out on their own. This should have them flying sometime around the middle of March. They grow up so quickly!

Seeing them on a webcam is cool (and if you want to do so, Click HERE to visit the website) but watching them flying above the island is amazing. For hints on where to see eagles and other wildlife, please visit our Hilton Head Island Wildlife page.

NOTE: The Eagle Cam is funded by the Hilton Head Island Land Trust, and could use your donations. Why not join CW413 and chip in a few dollars today?