Category Archives: animal cams

America’s Fattest Bear

The Cut has a summary of Fat Bear Week: an annual competition among the grizzlies of Katmai National Park in Alaska to see who is the Bear of Greatest Size. But don’t worry, for this is healthy obesity—packing on pounds for the Winter Sleep. The website gives details: Fat Bear Week — a fleeting celebration of […]

Mississippi flyway cam

Ducks in the central part of the U.S. migrate (when they do migrate) down the Mississippi Flyway, which is not only an obvious road South, but provides the wetlands and food that migrating ducks need. (Other birds of course also use this route, but for some reason I’m most concerned with ducks.) This map shows […]

Wildlife videos: Fox cam!

Reader Michael called my attention to this Fox Cam, which shows a large and entertaining brood. The YouTube notes: A family of wild Red Foxes has raised kits in a den on the campus of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, New Hampshire for three successive springs. In 2016 she reared 5 kits, […]

The falcon is there!

Tower Girl, the peregrine falcon at UT Austin, just brought some prey to her nestbox. Go there now by clicking on the screenshot below. (Oops, she flew away again. Keep checking back.)

University of Texas FalconCam

“Tower Girl” the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) is out right now, but the University of Texas has a wonderful camera monitoring her 24 hours a day. She’s mated, and if you look in you may see eggs and, eventually, chicks. Click on the screenshot to go there: The University’s news site has more information on […]

Robin Cam!

Cornell University’s famed Laboratory of Ornithology has set up a Robin Cam (very near the lab itself) with a real-time view of a pair of adult American Robin (Turdus migratorius) and their chicks. I believe the first chick (four eggs) hatched today, and what you’re seeing below is live. Be sure to put it on full […]

Readers’ wildlife photos and hummingbird cam

We have two Squirrel Photographers today, and an animal cam at the bottom. These two pictures are from reader Justin Martin: As part of your creature feature, I think you may enjoy these, since you seem to also have an affinity for squirrels as I do. This particular squirrel I believe is an Andean squirrel (Sciurus […]

PandaCam!

Reader Michael pointed out that the Toronto Zoo has a live Panda cam, and you can see it by clicking on the screenshot below. Can you spot TWO pandas here? Now, a few minutes later, the panda is playing with a cub. Go see NOW! (The cam is active 9:30 a.m.-6:30 pm EST, and there […]

Three grizzly cubs go over the falls as mom watches in horror (they’re okay, though)

Here’s a cool video from Katmai National Park in Alaska, showing a mother bear fishing at Brooks Falls. (Bears catching salmon at waterfalls is one of my favorite sights in nature.) It’s labeled “2016 08 06 01 06 29 approx 10 15 PM ADT All 3 Grazer coys go over the falls”. “Coy” is an abbreviation […]

Bear Cam in Alaska: watch them fish!

All my life I’ve wanted to watch the grizzlies (aka brown bears) in Alaska fish for salmon. Some day I will, in the fur. Well, now there’s a livecam at one of the most famous sites: Brooks Falls at Katmai National Park. Here the wily bears have learned that the salmon have to leap out […]