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More Raptor Cams Go Live

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

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8:44AM PST on Jan 2, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

10:37AM PST on Dec 27, 2011

very cool!

7:13AM PST on Dec 25, 2011

Thanks for posting!

12:29AM PST on Dec 24, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:43AM PST on Dec 22, 2011

Awesome!

3:22PM PST on Dec 20, 2011

wonderful, thanks for sharing this

2:55PM PST on Dec 20, 2011

Great! Petion signed, Thank you! *_*

2:27PM PST on Dec 20, 2011

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!

12:45PM PST on Dec 20, 2011

spectacular!

12:36PM PST on Dec 20, 2011

thanks

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