Watch Our Barred Owl Nest Cam!

The owls are back! Mama Barred Owl has returned to the nest box again this year! In partnership with Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the WBU Barred Owl cam is now livestreaming!! Jim Carpenter, President & CEO of Wild Birds Unlimited, has hosted a camera-equipped owl box in his backyard for many years and it's time to check in on this year's residents.  Keep your volume turned on to hear calls between the two owls! Learn about the history of the box here.

Stop by often to watch the live streaming video from TWO CAMERAS at the nest box site 24 hours a day! One camera is placed inside the nest box and one is outside so you can see the owls coming and going. They are nocturnal hunters and during nesting season the male will deliver tasty treats to his mate. Check out both cameras below:

Owl Cam 1: Inside the nest box

Owl Cam 2: Outside the nest box


Owl Cam Timeline: 

Mama Owl checked out the box on February 11, 2020.

  • First egg laid: March 9, 2020
  • Second egg laid: March 11, 2020
  • Third egg laid: March 14, 2020

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

  • First egg hatched: 
  • Second egg hatched:
  • Third egg hatched:  

Nestling period lasts approximately 28-35 days.

  • First owlet fledged:
  • Second owlet fledged:
  • Third owlet fledged:

To learn more about Barred Owls visit All About Birds by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.