By this time next year, you could be watching online as eaglets hatch and grow at Beaver Dam Wastewater Treatment Facility.
There could be some happy bald eagles and even happier birdwatchers in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, next spring thanks to a nesting site proposed at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The site would be equipped with a webcam allowing birdwatchers from all over the world to follow the eagles’ progress.
Beaver Dam Utilities Director Rob Minnema told WiscNews he and his crew have seen bald eagles flying pretty regularly along the Beaver Dam River where the plant is located.
While the project will likely miss 2017’s early-winter nesting season for bald eagles in Wisconsin, online birdwatchers might have the chance to watch eaglets hatch and grow up in early 2018.
The city’s operations committee unanimously green-lighted the project, which would see a nesting structure built on a pole at the southwest corner of the Beaver Dam Wastewater Treatment Facility. The city has yet to budget funds to purchase and install the webcam equipment.