Webcams have been streaming live video across the Internet for years now but besides cityscapes and tourist attractions, one of the fastest growing trends is towards virtual bird watching which allows up close and fascinating looks some of our coolest birds. I’ve found some pretty cool ones for you to check out.
There are few sights as majestic as a Bald Eagle. But in Pittsburgh, where a nesting pair have set up shop on a tree within sight of downtown, it’s even more exciting. Experts say it’s been more than 250 years since Bald Eagles lived in the area but now, thanks to a high tech webcam they can be observed by the whole world on the world wide web. A project of a company called PixContoller which streams live video that’s currently showing the eagles building a nest. Come spring, chicks are expected.
That’s just one of a lot of cool critter cams. In Omaha, there’s Falcon Cam, where a pair of falcons have built a nest on the downtown Woodmen Tower skyscraper, hatching chicks every spring.
In Ithaca, New York, a Red-tailed Hawk pair has been nesting above Cornell University’s athletic fields for the past four years. So they installed cameras to get a better look at these majestic birds as they raise their young amid the bustle of a busy campus.
And if you really want a big list of bird cams, the directory of webcam bird feeders has the most comprehensive one I’ve found, from all over the world.