This is a beautiful book packed full of full color photos of eagles and their nest. I mistakenly thought that I would just look through the pictures because the text would be dull, but I quickly found myself eager to read some more. There are lots of interesting facts that are perfectly illustrated by the photos. It’s very well done!
One of the reasons I offered to review this book is because I remember that explosion of interest in 2014 when the eagle cams were first streamed. I went there and watched the parents and the babies featured in this book! Learning the back story and additional facts about eagles was very fun.
And guess what? There is still an eagle cam that live streams – 3 years after the story from the book! DCEaglecam.org has 2 live cams that even have sound now. I am watching an almost fully grown eaglet as I type this. Pretty cool!
Here is some backcover copy:
When newly paired American bald eagles nested in a tulip poplar tree at the United States National Arboretum, the American Eagle Foundation partnered with the Department of Agriculture and the National Arboretum to launch the DC Eagle Cam Project. With 63 million views from 100 countries during 2016, the raptor parents known as Mr. President and The First Lady became an international sensation. Witness their charming family story through nest cam images and rare photographs captured around the nesting territory. See how the parents meet, get an inside view as their eggs hatch, and watch the eaglets’ amazing transformation from hatchlings to fledglings. The chronology of events includes facts about the physical and behavioral characteristics of this once-endangered species. Also get behind-the-scenes information about the DC Eagle Cam Project and learn how you can help. Learn about the American Eagle Foundation, an eagle named Challenger, and the National Arboretum. This family treasure is a must-have for bald eagle enthusiasts, nature lovers, and DC Eagle Cam fans.
You can find more information at the publisher’s site. Published by Schiffer. This book was sent to me by the publisher for a review. The words are fully my own and my affiliate link is in this post.