red-bellied woodpecker, copyright paula bonelli
I love watching birds up close and personal. My fav spot to do this is in my own backyard. It’s one of the unexpected joys that came from developing my once plain yard into a natural backyard retreat that now attracts all kinds of birds, butterflies and small wildlife.
When I can’t get out with my binocs, either into the yard or for a walk in the woods, I like to watch nests on a Web cam. I’d love one for my own yard, but the ones I’m watching can be found online.
Last year I was hooked on watching the Decorah eagles provide food for their eaglets (March).
This year, since joining Project FeederWatch, I found more Web nestcams at Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology site. The Lab of Ornithology is such a wealth of information, tools and resources for birders. Discover and learn more about birds and become a citizen scientist. It’s fun!
I figured if I enjoyed the Web nestcams so much, maybe other birders would too. So here are links to some I’ve enjoyed watching.
Decorah, Iowa Eagles’ Nestcam
Other Eagle Nestcams (US and Canada)
These links have a permanent home on the Nestcams page, which you can find in the upper right corner.
Related links: Male Hummingbird video, Downy Woodpecker video, Tree Swallow fledgling video, Bird videos