What is the ALCOA Eaglecam?
In 2010, Alcoa in Riverdale (just upstream from Bettendorf) installed a webcam overlooking a bald eagle nest and it soon ranked among the world’s 25 most visited web cam sites.
A pair of bald eagles in 2009 built their 7-foot nest in a tree along the Mississippi River, part of the 400-acre property owned by Alcoa, which operates the world's largest aluminum rolling mill nearby.
Shortly after installation of the web came, the eagles fledged a pair of eaglets. Employees and the community helped name the eagle initial pair eagles "Liberty" and "Justice."
Each year, an online poll is used to help name new eaglets.
Since the camera was installed, nearly 20 million visitors from around the world have tuned in to view the eagles as they raise their young eaglets.
Eagles nesting in Iowa typically lay eggs in mid-late February and the eggs hatch in mid-late March. The eaglets grow quickly and are ready to fly, “fledge," in late May or early June.
As part of its commitment to the environment, Alcoa's Davenport Works has reduced air emissions by over 97 percent since 1988.
To view the Alcoa webcam page, CLICK HERE