Category Archives: animal cams

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 […]


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 […]