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!
Screech Owls – this one is local to us here in Texas. There are currently four eggs in the nest. Last year, we were able to watch the father owl deliver food for mom – rodents, and even a small snake!
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?
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! Watch the male deliver a rodent to the female – yum!
Red Tailed Hawks – also at Cornell. Mom laid eggs on March 16th and 19th.
Have fun learning about birds!