Here are some bird cams that your kids might enjoy watching. It’s the perfect time of year to follow along as the eggs hatch and the chicks grow! Watch eagles, hawks, owls, and more.
My boys have become avid bird watchers, and they especially love birds of prey such as hawks, falcons, kestrels, and owls. The photo of the barred owl below was taken at a local nature center. We love to go see a pair of nesting barred owls each spring, and I have photographed the babies as well. It takes a really long camera lens to get shots like this, so I usually rent one from a local camera store.
This post was updated for Spring 2020 on March 4, 2020.
With all of the bird cams, keep in mind that these are wild birds, and anything can happen! There will likely be footage of snakes and mice being eaten. Sometimes, eggs or baby birds get eaten by predators. Keep these possibilities in mind if you have kids who are sensitive!
Screech Owls – this one is local to us here in Texas. They have added a second camera that shows the opening of the box from the outside. No eggs yet, but I bet it will be 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 up and running for the 2020 season.
Here’s another Bald Eagle cam from Santa Cruz Island off the coast of California. This mom is already on her nest, and there are eggs!
Osprey – Savannah, GA. These are such beautiful birds.
Barred Owls – from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The 2020 cam does not seem to be up and running yet. 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.
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!