More Raptor Cams Go Live

Earlier this year a pair of bald eagles in Decorah, IA, became a web sensation as millions tuned in to a live video feed and watched them hatch their eggs and saw the fledglings take their first flight.

The cameras that brought the secret lives of eagles into viewers’ homes were courtesy of the Raptor Resource Project, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of raptor populations and getting the public involved through education.

Bob Anderson, director of the Raptor Resource Project, set up a webcam to capture footage and it went viral, captivating viewers in 186 countries, making it the most watched live video stream ever.

Since then, equipment has been updated and a red-tailed hawk cam and the first ever turkey vulture cam have also been set up, according to a recent interview with Clint Henderson for the National Wildlife Federation.

The red-tailed hawk cameras are set up in California and the turkey vulture cam will be live this spring at an undisclosed location in Missouri to capture the lives of an otherwise elusive bird.

You can check out live footage of the eagles and red-tailed hawks on Ustream. Visit the Raptor Resource Project for other video feeds.

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Photo credit: USFWS/Southeast via flickr

31 comments

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Adrianne P.
A P.4 years ago

very cool!

Nancy L.
Karen A.4 years ago

Thanks for posting!

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Nitin Varghese
Nitin Varghese4 years ago

Awesome!

Carmen S.
Carmen S.4 years ago

wonderful, thanks for sharing this

Isabel Araujo
Isabel Araujo4 years ago

Great! Petion signed, Thank you! *_*

Mary Emmons
Mary Emmons4 years ago

This is wonderful. I see 2 huge red tail hawks and a big Eagle every morning on my way to work. Yes I do know that I am one of the lucky ones! LOL Will be so neat to watch them in action on a live cam too!

Nicole Weber
Nicole W.4 years ago

spectacular!

Victoria Pitchford
Vicky P.4 years ago

thanks