Owl Cam

Wild Birds Unlimited Barred Owl Cam

The 2019 Barred Owl Cam is now live! This is our sixth consecutive year to partner with Cornell Lab to share the wonders of this Barred Owl family. Learn about the history of the Owl Box here. Want to know what to expect? You can watch the 2018 Barred Owl Cam highlights here.

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. You can watch the entire process as it happens, from the eggs hatching all the way up to the owlets fledgling.

Owl Cam 2: Outside the Nest Box
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.

Owl Cam Timeline: 

Mama Owl checked out the box on February 26, 2019.

First egg laid: March 1, 2019
Second egg laid: March 4, 2019

Incubation typically lasts 28 – 33 days from when the first or second egg is laid.

First egg hatched: April 3, 2019
Second egg hatched: April 4, 2019

Oldest owlet fledged:
Youngest owlet fledged:

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