Category Archives: animal cams


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 […]

Whooping crane flight cam

As usual, the good people at Operation Migration are helping the captive-born whooping cranes (Grus americana) fly south to their wintering grounds in Florida. To give you an idea of how hard this is, the whole megillah starts in Wisconsin where the cranes breed, and then it moves south in hops, with the ultralight plane taking off daily as […]

Wake up and watch the whooping cranes take off!

A team of dedicated bird-lovers at Operation Migration is helping the endangered whooping cranes (Grus americana), hand-raised in Wisconsin, migrate to Florida. (There are only about 440 birds in the wild, supplemented by about 165 in captivity.) The inexperienced birds are guided by ultralight aircraft. Can one be more dedicated than that to saving a species? […]

The mother lode of animal webcams

Reader John W. called to my attention the best kind of aggregation site: one that collects animal webcams from all over the Internet. The site, on Explore, has a gazillion cams with wildlife, though, sadly, many include d*gs, and some are in zoos. It also tells you which cams are active and which are inactive […]

Peregrine Cam!

Reader Malcolm reminds us that the peregrines nesting on top of Norwich Cathedral have just produced two chicks: little white fluffballs. Here’s a screenshot; click on it to go to the livecam. And if you go NOW, you’ll see the feeding! Mom is making a racket.   There are other peregrine and kestrel cams in […]

Ma and Pa Peregrine have a chat

Reader Dom called my attention to this video showing a mated pair of peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) who seem to be nesting in Norwich Cathedral. I’ve never actually heard them call, but listen to the cacophony as they talk to each other. They sound like penguins!  

You want amazing? Now *this* is amazing.

Go here.   h/t: Diane G.

Owl and albatross cams!

There are two birdcams of interest today. First, a Great Horned Owl pair in Savannah, Georgia (Bubo viginianus), has laid several eggs and the first owlet will probably hatch today, as there’s a pip out of the egg already. This YouTube video should show you the live action; the site is hosted by the Skidaway […]