Owl Cam

Wild Birds Unlimited Barred Owl Cam

All three owlets have fledged. Thank you for watching. Learn more about the WBU Owl Box.

The results are in! With 707 votes, cam viewers have chosen Hickory, Dickory, and Dock as the names for the owlets on the Wild Birds Unlimited Barred Owl cam. Thanks to the over 2300 viewers who participated in this year’s contest!

Owl Cam 1: Inside the Nest Box
Jim Carpenter, Founder & CEO of Wild Birds Unlimited, has hosted the Wild Birds Unlimited Barred Owl Cam in his wooded backyard for almost 20 years.

Owl Cam 2: Outside the Nest Box
New! We’ve installed a second camera so you can see the nest box opening from the outside. Watch for Papa Owl to bring food to Mama and see all of their comings and goings. Later in the season, you’ll be able to see the nestlings once they begin peering out of the nest box entrance prior to branching.

Timeline:
First egg was laid on Monday 3/5
Second egg laid on Wednesday 3/7
Third egg laid on Friday 3/9
Incubation typically lasts 28 – 33 days from when the first or second egg is laid.

First egg hatched 4/6 in the AM
Second egg hatched 4/7
Third egg hatched 4/9 in the AM

Hickory, the oldest owlet, fledged on May 8
Dickory fledged on May 9
Dock fledged on May 13

This is our fourth consecutive year to partner with Cornell Lab to share the wonders of this Barred Owl family.

To learn more about Barred Owls, visit All About Birds by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.