Our Nestcam list is really growing! We have an adorable fluffy Bermuda Petrel chick hatched March 10. Great viewing at night. And a growing but still fluffy Albatross chick you won’t want to miss seeing. Bald Eagles and Peregrines are beginning to nest. Lots and lots of activity! Northern Royal Albatross – New Zealand […]
Birding Tag: Baby Birds
Puffins are small seabirds who spend their entire lives at sea — with the exception of the breeding season when parental duties keep both parents busy feeding and caring for their chick and taking turns at forays out to sea for food. With just one precious egg per nest, there must be precision in the timing […]
BirdCams Now – February 2023
Our Nestcam list is growing! There’s a fluffy little Albatross chick you won’t want to miss seeing and the Petrels have one egg. Bald Eagles and Peregrines are beginning to nest. Lots of activity! Northern Royal Albatross – New Zealand – There’s a gorgeous, fluffy chick in this nest now! Check out the live […]
There are lots of chicks in nests and eggs that are about to hatch! Plus some great relaxing cams to watch birds on migration. Or visit a feeder station in the tropics. Take your pick! NEW!Peregrine Falcons, Baltimore, Maryland – four eggs being incubated by Barb3 and Boh2 West End Bald Eagle Cam, California […]
Got Mud? Put Up A Last Minute Nestbox
Lots of birds are starting to nest right now, and if you’re a little late to the game putting up a nest box, you may have missed your opportunity to provide a house for some birds. But if you are in Canada or the northern US, and act now, you’re right on time for […]
Lots to watch during the winter! From Northern Royal Albatross in New Zealand to Bald Eagles in California. Plus there are several links to watch migrating birds and our favorite neo-tropical feeder in Panama to get your fix of birds in a warmer climate. There’s always something going on! West End Bald Eagle Cam, California – Two eggs […]
Lots to watch during the winter! From teeny baby Allen’s Hummingbird chicks in California to Northern Royal Albatross in New Zealand. Plus there are several links to watch migrating birds and our favorite neo-tropical feeder in Panama to get your fix of birds in a warmer climate. There’s always something fun to watch! NEW! Allen’s Hummingbird […]
Endangered Wild Condor Leaves the Nest
California Condor chick #1111 could be called an over-achiever. The offspring of the same birds who had the 1000th Condor chick, this 4.5-month-old young bird took flight about 6 weeks before most of his cousins will. His parents in Zion National Park have been together 4 years, and #1111 is their 4th chick. They will care […]
BirdNote: How Can We Protect Birds From Plastic?
Plastics are everywhere – on our beaches, in the water, large pieces, microplastics — you name it. There is so much plastic waste that it is having a serious negative effect on wildlife both in the ocean and on its shores. Birds are very susceptible to plastic problems through entanglement or ingestion. In this 30 minute fascinating […]
Chicks and Nestcams!
Seriously cute chicks are here and eaglets are growing up! Don’t miss staying in touch with these families and watching them grow! Barred Owls: Two really fluffy chicks to go gaga over! Peregrine Falcon – Barb and Boh have 2 eyasses! Decorah Eagles – DNR and Mr. North have 2 chicks who are growing up […]
So Many Nestcams!
Nesting season is in full swing! There are so many nestcams, it’s hard to choose. Bald Eagles DNR and Mr. North, a fluffy Northern Royal Albatross chick, our favorite California Condors, Bermuda Petrels, The Savannah Ospreys, roosting Long-eared Owls …and much more! Decorah Eagles – Pictured above -DNR and Mr. North have 2 eggs! First was […]
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The Story of Condor Chick Iniko
Iniko is the name of a 6 month old condor chick in Big Sur, California. His name means “Born in Troubled Times”, and his story has been a dramatic one. Born April 25, 2020 to Condors “Kingpin” #167 and “Redwood Queen” #190, he was lovingly cared for by both parents who shared the duties of feeding […]
NestCam Update: Royal Albatross Fledges!
Say Haere rā to Atawhai! The Royal Albatross we have been following for many months now has finally fledged! After 230 days on land, Atawhai tested her wings and made a final, if not entirely steady lift off which will launch her on a non-stop journey of many tens of thousands of miles over the course of the […]
Piping Plovers Living the Life
For many shorebirds, nesting season is highly stressful and often unsuccessful – often due to human interaction. But in one spot in NJ, there is a protected beach area where Piping Plovers can raise their brood relatively undisturbed – due to human intervention. Because here, a protected spot was built especially to protect the nesting habitat […]
3 Billion Birds Gone – What Can I Do To Help?
If you are asking this question after reading about the study showing 3 billion birds are gone since 1970, you White-throated Sparrow Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel are not alone as the enormity of the numbers of birds lost is difficult to comprehend. Some of the hardest hit birds are ones we see most often – White-throated Sparrows, Red-winged Blackbirds, Eastern and Western […]
Guillemot Chicks screenshot – courtesy Audubon/Explore By now, most raptor chicks have fledged. But now there are some other nests and burrows that are very active: In a manner befitting a Guillemot, both eggs hatched in the Guillemot burrow on International Guillemot Appreciation Day! Do not miss watching these two adorable, black, amazingly active and fluffy little chicks! […]
Helping Birds: Create Habitat For Them
Mature Native Plant Meadows in a Small Yard Having safe and undisturbed habitat is critical to keeping our birds and planet healthy. Research published last year by Cornell Lab of Ornithology showing 3 Billion Birds have been lost and the enormous impact this has had on bird populations over the past few decades cited habitat loss as the […]
New Nestcams and Updates!
California Condor Chick – courtesy Ventana Wildlilfe Society This has been a busy month — some birds we have been following have fledged, others are still in the nest about to burst out on their own. NEW this month is a great view of a California Condor nest in Big Sur, which is home to an active and fluffy chick […]
Helping Birds: I Found a Baby Bird on the Ground!
Every year as hatching and fledging season gears up, we find baby birds in spots they don’t seem to belong, i.e. out of their nest. And they seem to look either helpless or lost – what can we do? Rescued House Finch Nestling Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel The answer to this question is based on […]
Stuff To Do With Kids: Make a Nesting Shelter for Robins
Stuff To Do With Kids: Make a Nesting Shelter for Robins American Robin on Nest Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel American Robins are wonderful birds to have in your yard. I can’t recall a time I didn’t have robins around, and even in the city where I live, there are robins in the garden behind my […]
Nestcam: Northern Royal Albatross in New Zealand
Year round, its nesting season somewhere! Right now our focus is on Northern Royal Albatross Cornell/NZ Dept. of Conservation Nestcam birds “down under”, and we have the privilege to see the intimate but brief land-life of the largest seabird in the world — a Northern Royal Albatross pair in Taiaroa Head, New Zealand — with a most spectacular view via […]
Share the Shore This Summer
Check out this great video from Audubon about sharing our beaches with beach nesting birds – many of whom have little ones to care for. We can all #sharetheshore!
IN THE NEWS: Piping Plovers Nesting in Parking Lot Mobilize a Town
Piping Plover chick Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel Tiny and aggressive, Piping Plovers migrate from Central America and the Bahamas to the US and Canada to breed each year. But pressure from human disturbances and development on or near their nesting areas, has pushed some of these birds to nest in unlikely and unsafe areas. […]
Uh Oh, I Found a Baby Bird – What Do I Do?
Northern Cardinal Fledgling Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel Nesting season’s most asked question is: “I found a baby bird on the ground – what do I do? ” Well, that’s not entirely scientific, but the question gets asked a lot right now! We expect to see baby birds in the nest being fed and cared for, but what […]
Bermuda Cahow chick -nestcam/Cornell Chicks are hatching! Our favorite nestcam this month is the ridiculously adorable Bermuda Cahow chick on Nonsuch Island. He’s so fluffy and tiny that every movement and especially wing flapping becomes an experience! And don’t miss the parental visits to feed and preen him and fluff his nesting materials. Unbearably cute! Fraser Point Bald Eagles – all […]
Special Nest Boxes for Tree Swallows and Bluebirds
Tree Swallow Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel Both species of beautiful blue birds rely on hard-to-find cavities or nest boxes to raise their families. And right now the race is on for available nesting spots. Tree Swallow populations are in decline in part because they need cavities or special boxes for safe nesting. Hear more about the […]
Songbirds are mostly finished nesting, Guillemot Chick Screenshot: explore.org and their chicks are gaining strength to make their first migration south. But there are still some adorable nestlings and juvenile birds waiting to make their first flight. Don’t miss these seabirds and Osprey before they leave the nest! Puffin burrow with a fluffy puffling and a Guillemot chick in […]
A Safe Backyard For Nesting Birds
A Safe Backyard for Nesting Birds Northern Cardinal Fledgeling Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel Nesting season is upon us, and we are thinking about our backyard and gardens from the birds perspective. Here are few things the birds you are attracting right now will appreciate your doing for them! 1 – With baby […]
The Year of the Bird in June – Take Action and Use Less Plastic
The Year of the Bird in June – Take Action and Use Less Plastic! Dead Albatross chick with stomach full of plastic Photo Credit: Chris Jordan Time was when discussions surrounding plastic and birds often revolved around taking bags (often plastic) to the beach and gathering up the myriad detritus of birthday balloons, plastic […]
Baby Birds Through the Summer
Baby Birds Through the Summer Spring isn’t the only time to see baby birds. While most Wild Turkey chicks songbirds have already nested and many of the young have fledged, some songbirds like Bluebirds, Robins and Cardinals who may have three broods during the season, and Mourning Doves who may have as many as six, […]
Does This Baby Bird Need Help?
Does This Baby Bird Need Help? During nesting season, baby birds maybe found all over the place, and they often seem to need help. But do they? Some chicks fall Northern Cardinal fledgling out of the nest and really do need your help. But many, once they fledge, are on the ground for several […]
Backyard Birds: When Do Baby Birds Need Help?
There’s a baby bird on the ground and he seems to be all alone. What do you do? This is a common thing to see during nesting season. If the baby bird looks too young to be out of the nest and you can locate and reach the nest, put him back in the nest […]