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The Aquarium of the Pacific’s colony of about a dozen Magellanic Penguins will be tending to their nests and preparing to lay eggs throughout this spring and into summer. Nest boxes are installed behind holes in the rock walls of the exhibit so the birds can easily access both their nests and the beach and pool area throughout the breeding season. The Aquarium is home to more than a dozen Magellanic Penguins, which are native to the coasts of Chile and Argentina in South America.

It takes between thirty-eight and forty-three days of incubation before a Magellanic Penguin egg will hatch. The chicks hatch with their eyes closed, and they are able to open their eyes about a week later. Magellanic Penguin parents take turns incubating the eggs on the nest and feeding and raising the chicks after they hatch. The chicks fledge, or replace their downy newborn feathers with water-tight adult feathers, after about 90 days.

The nest cam is installed in Shim - “The Big One” and Whatever - "The Bold One's" nest.

  • grant: $668,000 - Aquarium of the Pacific

    To support the Aquarium’s educational programs and research projects.

  • topic: penguins

  • location: long beach

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bird cams: magellanic penguin nest

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s colony of about a dozen Magellanic Penguins will be tending to their nests and preparing to lay eggs throughout this spring and into summer. Nest boxes are installed behind holes in the rock walls of the exhibit so the birds can easily access both their nests and the beach and pool area throughout the breeding season. The Aquarium is home to more than a dozen Magellanic Penguins, which are native to the coasts of Chile and Argentina in South America.

It takes between thirty-eight and forty-three days of incubation before a Magellanic Penguin egg will hatch. The chicks hatch with their eyes closed, and they are able to open their eyes about a week later. Magellanic Penguin parents take turns incubating the eggs on the nest and feeding and raising the chicks after they hatch. The chicks fledge, or replace their downy newborn feathers with water-tight adult feathers, after about 90 days.

The nest cam is installed in Shim - “The Big One” and Whatever - "The Bold One's" nest.

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location: Long Beach, CA

best viewing hours: 7:00am - 8:00pm

time zone: Pacific Time

related links: Aquarium of the Pacific
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Shim, "The Big One"
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NGO: Aquarium of the Pacific

grant: $668,000

location: Long Beach

mission: To support the Aquarium’s educational programs and research projects.

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Related Links · Aquarium of the Pacific
The Aquarium of the Pacific’s colony of about a dozen Magellanic Penguins will be tending to their nests and preparing to lay eggs throughout this spring and into summer. Nest boxes are installed behind holes in the rock walls of the exhibit so the birds can easily access both their nests and the beach and pool area throughout the breeding season. The Aquarium is home to more than a dozen Magellanic Penguins, which are native to the coasts of Chile and Argentina in South America.

It takes between thirty-eight and forty-three days of incubation before a Magellanic Penguin egg will hatch. The chicks hatch with their eyes closed, and they are able to open their eyes about a week later. Magellanic Penguin parents take turns incubating the eggs on the nest and feeding and raising the chicks after they hatch. The chicks fledge, or replace their downy newborn feathers with water-tight adult feathers, after about 90 days.

The nest cam is installed in Shim - “The Big One” and Whatever - "The Bold One's" nest.

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