EagleCAM, Homebush, NSW
The EagleCAM project is run and funded by volunteers from BirdLife Southern NSW as well as people from around the world. The project was started by a small team of volunteers from the BirdLife Australia Discovery Centre in Sydney, but now our supporters are spread across the country and across the world. Special volunteers watch the live action closely and keep detailed notes, while others keep up the news and posts on Facebook and on our webpage.
Discovery Centre volunteers step up for work in the forest – moving cables, repairing equipment and other hard work. Those with technical know-how keep the cameras working, live stream running, sound working and assist when problems arise from storms, wind, internet issues…
We have occasionally had unfortunate accidents, and at these times, more volunteers step in to rescue injured birds and take them into care – often in the dark and otherwise difficult situations. Most recently, the wonderful team from Feathered Friends helped rescue our trapped eaglet SE21 and cared for her until she was fit to be passed on to the Higher Grounds Raptor Centre for rehabilitation. She is there now, receiving the best of care.
The survival of our beautiful young eaglet, now 30 weeks old, has been made possible by the work and passion of many volunteers — locally, nationally and internationally. Thank you all.