I know I’m jumping the gun a little early this year, but I’m excited to be back to blogging. Spring is just around the corner and with it comes another Falcon Cam Season. Conservation groups, energy companies, libraries, and backyard birders will soon fire up their nest cams for a front-row perspective on one of the planet’s most popular predators.
The 24-hour live streams give viewers an intimate look at the nesting and chick-rearing behavior of peregrine falcons around the United States. Here are some of the best cams found around the web for this 2019 season (Mar – July).
This list will be updated with additional falcon cams as they come online. Only cams that currently have falcons are included below.
PS: Waving hello to Mrs. Madden’s class (and all the classes) joining us from Miguelito Elementary in Lompoc, CA. I hope you enjoy the cams again this year!
(Baltimore, MD) This cam is a perennial favorite. Located way up on the Transamerica Tower, this cam has been the home to falcon pair Boh and Barb for several seasons.
This live cam sits high on the 33rd floor of the Transamerica skyscraper in downtown Baltimore, where peregrine falcon couple Boh & Barb have nested for years, successfully raising many broods above the bustling skyline. Join them this season as they mate, lay eggs, swoop in on prey and nurture their young.Chesapeake Conservancy
(Anacapa Island, California) Anacapa Island was the first channel island I ever visited many, many years ago. The Channel Island National Park is also where I spent a quarter in the field while earning my degree in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution at UCLA. I’m excited to list this unique island as a cam site for 2020 where a pair has nested since at least 2013.
Just outside a cave on California’s remote Anacapa Island lives a family of peregrine falcons. Since 2013, the adult couple has nested here; watch as they lay and protect their eggs and feed and nurture their hatchlings until they are ready to fledge.National Park Service
Great Spirit Bluff
(La Crescent, Minnesota) This site actually boasts not one, but TWO cameras positioned on a cliff overlooking the mighty Mississippi.
Camera One is currently turned on for testing and will be fully operational by mid-February. This is the nest cam.
Camera Two won’t be activated until later and gives you a cliff view of the pair.
Welcome to a cliff-face near La Crescent, Minnesota, overlooking the Mississippi River.
This cozy hideaway is where peregrine falcons Michelle (banded) and Newman (unbanded) nest with their offspringThe Raptor Resource Project