WBU Owl Cam!

April 1! The first owlet has hatched! Mama owl has been busy. She first checked out the box in February and we now have three eggs! View the live webcams below and watch all the fun this season.

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.


Owl Cam 1: Inside the Nest Box



Jim Carpenter, Founder & CEO of Wild Birds Unlimited, has hosted the Wild Birds Unlimited Barred Owl Cam in his wooded backyard for almost 20 years. The box has been there since 1998 with the first nesting 8 years later. You can watch the entire process as it happens, from the eggs hatching all the way up to the owlets fledgling.

 Owl Cam 2: Outside the Nest Box



This second camera will provide views of the nest box opening from the outside. Watch for Papa Owl to bring food to Mama and see all of their comings and goings. Later in the season, you’ll be able to see the nestlings once they begin peering out of the nest box entrance prior to branching.


WBU Owl Cam 2022 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:


First Owlet Fledged:

Second Owlet Fledged:

Third Owlet Fledged:

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: