We have some avid bird watchers at our house, and they especially love birds of prey including hawks, eagles, and owls! Gresham and I rented a huge camera lens last week and photographed a pair of barred owls that make their nest in a local nature center every spring. It was so amazing to see the owls fly! We can’t wait to go back when the fledgling owls are starting to poke their heads out of the nest.
Here are some bird cams that your kids might enjoy watching, and it’s the perfect time of year to follow along as the eggs hatch and the chicks grow!
This post was updated for Spring 2019 on February 18, 2019.
Screech Owls – this one is local to us here in Texas. The owls are not always in the box (as of Feb. 18) but nesting season is coming soon!
Bald Eagle – from Berry College in Georgia.
Bald Eagles – Washington D.C. Arboretum. What could be more patriotic than eagles right in our nation’s capital? This cam is not up and running yet for the 2019 season, but check back – it should be soon.
Here’s another Bald Eagle cam from Santa Cruz Island off the coast of California. This mom is already on her nest!
Osprey – Savannah, GA. Three eggs laid so far!
Barred Owls – from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This site is worth exploring and has clips to watch of interesting moments. Because, you know, watching a bird sit on a nest all day is not that exciting. When I checked, this cam was not up yet for the 2019 season, but check back often.
Red Tailed Hawks – No eggs yet, but the hawks are busy building their nest! This site has clips of interesting moments, so be sure to check those out under the main video.
Have fun learning about birds!