Check Out These Amazing Owl Cams To Use With Students
If you’re not using nature livestreams with your students, you’re missing out. They’re a great way to observe animal behavior as part of your science instruction (can you say ethogram?) or just to motivate kiddos to work hard for a little longer (10 minutes and you get the owl cam!). Owls are particularly fascinating creatures—they roost, hunt, and eat their prey whole. See them in all their glory in our list of the best owl cams for kids!
Arctic Snowy Owls in Alaska
Check out this snowy owl nest located in Ukpeagvik, Alaska. At this time of year in the Arctic, there’s 24 hours of sunlight, meaning you can tune in any time of day or night. And with no trees obstructing the view, you can get a great look at mama owls nesting.
Barn Owns in Florida
In general, barn owl pairs produce three to eight fledglings per nesting. We count five eggs in this nest! Interesting fact: Barn owls do not have any sense of smell. They bring in dead animals and regurgitate owl pellets inside the nests, but they don’t clean it (turns out all that poop and feathers keeps those eggs nice and warm). So if the nest looks a little icky, that’s why.
Screech Owls in Texas
Get up close and personal with eastern screech owl Magnus! This small owl is known for its ability to live in close proximity to humans. Magnus has made his home in a backyard in Plano!
Great Gray Owls in Montana
With broad wings, a long tail, and a large round head, this rare species is also the tallest owl in North America. Great gray owls are quite elusive, but you can spot them here in a hollowed-out tree in Montana. You’ll have to settle for live cam highlights when they’re not around though.
Long-Eared Owls in Montana
This cam is currently off-season, but the highlights are pretty terrific. The long-eared owl, with its perpetually surprised expression, is a highly vocal owl, with males emitting a mating call that can be heard by females 0.7 mile away.
Great Horned Owls in Montana
OMG! Look at the babiiiiieeeeessss! In this next cam, we have two adorable owlets on display. Don’t worry, the “horns” this species is known for (actually tufts of feathers known as “plumicorns”—no, really) will come in as the little floofs get older. Also pre-recorded, but still darling.
Barn and Tawny Owls in the U.K.
It’s four-for-one in this “Live From Fotherdale” feed! You can see barn owls, tawny owls, kestrels, and more—the very best of British wildlife!
Little Owls in Hungary
Nope, that’s not just a cutesy name. Little owls, also known as the owl of Athena or owl of Minerva, is a common species with a wide range and large total population. We love this owl cam because you can see them year-round.
Verreaux’s Eagle Owl in Africa
Verreaux’s eagle owl is the the largest owl in Africa! Check out the clutch of eggs laid by the female owl, who used this nest for the second time since 2020. You may also spot an Egyptian goose making use of the nest during the day.
Burrowing Owls in California
San Diego Zoo Global is home to a pair of burrowing owls in an off-exhibit breeding area. You can check out these little ground perchers in two views: aboveground and inside the burrow.
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