The 2020 bald eagle season saw seven active bald eagle pairs and four healthy chicks successfully fledge the nest. The bird shown here didn’t seem to mind the rain that left water spots on the camera lens. The Catalina Island Conservancy has a longstanding partnership with the Institute for Wildlife Studies, which reintroduced bald eagles to the skies above Catalina after a long recovery from exposure to DDT. Explore.org provides live video of several nests on Catalina Island, including nests on the West End. Last year, the West End eagles laid their first clutch of eggs in February, so keep an eye out for future hatchlings! Learn more about the history of bald eagles on Catalina at CatalinaConservancy.org.