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Meet the Eagle Whisperer, a Scientist Monitoring Nests One Tree at a Time

So what exactly does a forest canopy scientist do? Jim Campbell-Spickler, the Eagle Whisperer, shows us in this video. 

It sounds almost comical: a man clips himself into a tree and ascends up to an eagle nest to check on the health of the family. However, Jim Campbell-Spickler is a forest canopy scientist that has earned the nickname, Eagle Whisperer.

He has to check the animals to be sure that they are thriving, babies and parents both. Watch him in action.

He climbs hundreds of feet into the air to capture these chicks to be sure they’re safe, healthy, and happy. However, his biggest problem?

The adult eagles, who are extremely protective of their nests. I’m sure Jim has met more than his fair share of tough talons, but he keeps at it every day.

I mean, wouldn’t you, if you got to work so closely with these majestic and incredible animals?

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Meet the Eagle Whisperer, a Scientist Monitoring Nests One Tree at a Time