EAGLE CAM

Alcoa EagleCam named a top webcam

2013-01-09T09:53:00Z 2013-03-18T11:55:47Z Alcoa EagleCam named a top webcamJennifer DeWitt The Quad-City Times
January 09, 2013 9:53 am  • 

Alcoa eaglecam has soared onto EarthCam.com’s list of Top 25 most interesting webcams for 2012.

The eaglecam, situated on Alcoa Davenport Works riverfront property in Riverdale, is located above a nest used by a pair of bald eagles known as Liberty and Justice. In 2012, the eaglecam website was visited more than 12 million times by viewers from more than 80 countries.

“This is great recognition of the impact our webcam is having around the world,” said Rob Woodall, manufacturing director at Davenport Works. “The camera helps show the resurgence eagles are having in this part of the country and it helps highlight our work to protect the environment here in Iowa and everywhere Alcoa operates.”

This marks the 14th year for the Top 25 list by EarthCam.com, a network of scenic webcams. Its website is viewed by fans in 192 countries and ranks among the top 1 percent of all websites.

Other webcams named to 2012 list included the space jump by Felix Baumgartner from 128,000 feet above earth, the Costa Concordia Recovery Cam in Italy and the Rockaway Beach Cam in New York.

The winners were selected from thousands of nominees by a panel of judges who included TV producers, bloggers and Jim Cantore, a meteorologist and storm tracker from The Weather Channel.

Alcoa eaglecam went online in early 2011. Since then, Liberty and Justice has produced two sets of eaglets. Last spring, viewers visited eaglecam in droves to watch three eaglets — named Faith, Hope and Spirit — hatch and eventually leave the nest. The eaglets were through Alcoa’s online poll in which more than 200,000 votes were cast.

Viewers of Alcoa eaglecam can expect to see the pair lay eggs for 2013 in the second or third week in February and see them hatch in late March.

To view eaglecam or for more information, visit www.alcoa.com/eaglecam or follow it on Twitter at #alcoaeaglecam.


 

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The webcam, which is located on Alcoa Davenport Works’ property, streams live video shot from above a nest used by a pair of bald eagles. In 2012, the website was visited more than 12 million times by viewers from more than 80 countries.

“This is great recognition of the impact our webcam is having around the world,” said Rob Woodall, the Riverdale plant’s manufacturing director. “The camera helps show the resurgence eagles are having in this part of the country, and it helps highlight our work to protect the environment here in Iowa and everywhere Alcoa operates.”

This marks the 14th year that EarthCam has named a Top 25 list. Other webcams named to 2012 list include the space jump by Felix Baumgartner (from 128,000 feet above earth), the Costa Concordia Recovery Cam in Italy and the Rockaway Beach Cam in New York. City.

Judges for this year’s competition included TV producers, bloggers and Jim Cantore, a meteorologist and storm tracker for The Weather Channel.

Alcoa EagleCam first went online in early 2011. Since then, its adult eagles — Liberty and Justice — have produced two sets of eaglets. Three eaglets, named Faith, Hope and Spirit, hatched last spring. Their names were chosen from an online poll that drew more than 200,000 votes.

The adult pair is expected to lay eggs for 2013 around the second or third week in February, and the eggs should hatch in late March.

For more information, visit www.alcoa.com/eaglecam and follow hashtag #alcoaeaglecam on Twitter.

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