WBU Owl Cam!

Sadly the 2022 Owl Cam season has come to an end. April and May, the 2022 owlets, have fledged their nest! Thank you to all that have joined us in watching the journey of this barred owl family. See you again next year!

Highlights from the 2022 Season are coming soon! While you wait enjoy the highlights from the 2021 season below.

Jim Carpenter, Founder and CEO of Wild Birds Unlimited has had an owl box in his backyard since 1998. Owls have nested in his owl box almost every year for the past 16 years. Learn more about the history of the WBU Owl box here.

 

2022 WBU Owl Cam Timeline

Mama Owl checked out the box on: February 6th, 2022.

First Egg Laid: February 27, 2022

Second Egg Laid: March 1, 2022

Third Egg Laid: March 4, 2022

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

First Egg Hatched: April 1, 2022

Second Egg Hatched: April 4, 2022

Third Egg Hatched: Did not hatch

 First Owlet Fledged: May 6, 2022

Second Owlet Fledged: May 7, 2022

The WBU Barred Owl Cam is a partnership between Wild Birds Unlimited and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Visit the lab’s All About Birds by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology to learn more about Barred Owls and to check out additional bird cams.

 

Owl Cam Timeline 2021:

First egg laid: March 8, 2021
Second egg laid: March 11, 2021
Incubation typically lasts 28 – 33 days from when the first or second egg is laid.

First egg hatched: April 9, 2021 at 7:50pm
Second egg hatched: April 11, 2021 at 8:30am
Nestling period lasts approximately 28-35 days.

First owlet fledged: May 14, 2021 at 8:42pm
Second owlet fledged: May 15, 2021 at 4:19pm

Highlights from the 2021 Season: