If you like watching birds go about their business, especially the business of raising their young, check out these webcams:
See youngster Pasquale and its parents, 60 ft. up in a redwood tree cavity.
"Welcome to Condor Cam, the first
webcams to stream live video of wild condors! For your best chance of
seeing condors on the cams, check back periodically. The central
California population is growing due to ongoing releases, wild nesting
and the care we provide them but they are wild. Condors fly in and out
as they please; you might see a dozen or more at once, or you might not
By visiting Condor Spotter
as you watch, you can identify individuals by their wing tags. You
might even see them feeding on carcasses provided by biologists to
ensure a clean non-lead contaminated food source as the population
recovers. In some years, we offer a nest cam, so you can watch a
nestling from the time it hatches up until it fledges." Condor Nest Cam
This family lives in a 100ft. blue gum tree on the Presidio.
"To help you learn more about bird breeding behaviors in the park, the
Presidio has established a live video stream – similar to PG&E’s
popular Peregrine falcons webcam or other live bird cams – of these
“love birds.” We’re dubbing this “Hawk Cam,” and though we won’t share
the nest’s exact location (we’d like to give this couple a little
privacy), over the next few months we’ll observe this pair as they make a
home for their young, and watch as their small chicks make their way
from egg to first flight. Also, we’ll continuously update a highlights
playlist from the Hawk Cam on the Presidio’s YouTube channel so you
don’t miss an important moment." Presidio RTH Nest
This is a bare bones cam of a raven in Iceland nesting on a covered ledge on a building like a Home Depot in Iceland. No chat, no sound. Because of the time difference, image is b&w for much of the west coast day. Raven Nest Cam
Our high-definition camera atop PG&E headquarters in San Francisco’s
Financial District provides a bird’s-eye view (pun intended) of this
annual spectacle of nature for legions of bird fans across the world. In
the 2017 nesting season alone, this page recorded about 100,000 visits.
falcon pair began their nest early this year: Their first egg made its
appearance on Feb. 13, likely the earliest peregrine falcon egg-laying
on record in the Bay Area, according to regional bird researchers.
always, nature makes its own rules. Sometimes the falcon parents build
their nest on the PG&E building, and sometimes they don’t. And, even
when they do, the eggs don’t always hatch. That said, getting to watch
the parents protect and feed their young and seeing them grow from furry
blobs to young birds taking their first flight is quite an experience.