WEBCAMS! (Just because they're cool)

  • West Texas Hummingbirds - The West Texas Hummingbird Feeder Cam is nestled in the mountains outside Fort Davis, Texas, at an elevation of over 6200 feet. This site hosts a total of 24 Perky Pet Grand Master hummingbird feeders, and during peak migration can attract hundreds of hummingbirds from a dozen species that are migrating through the arid mountains. Please click on the arrow to start this live-streaming webcam.

  • Bald Eagles' Nest - Eagle Cam 2017 - Earth Conservation Corps, MPDC - Washington, DC. This eaglet's name is "Spirit."

  • Live Shark Cam (Lagoon View) California Academy of Sciences - Watch as blacktip reef sharks and cownose rays circle our mangrove lagoon exhibit in search of their next meal—and it’s not far away. Watch Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 pm CST when it's feeding time. Please click on the arrow to start this live-streaming webcam.

  • Wild Birds Unlimited Barred Owls Nest Webcam - The three eggs hatched on April 6, 8, and 10/ Barred Owls sole focus for the next 4-5 weeks will be to provide enough food and warmth to their owlets as they grow old enough to venture into the wild beyond the nest box. Please click on the arrow to start this live-streaming webcam.

  •  Live Penguin Cam (Colony View) | California Academy of Sciences - Watch these African penguins swim, flirt and nest. Native to the coasts of South Africa and Namibia, these flightless birds have an important conservation story to tell. Tune in for daily feedings at 12:30 pm and 5:00 pm CST.  Please click on the arrow to start this live-streaming webcam.

  •  Live from Space Webcam (ISS - International Space Station) - NASA Live stream of Earth seen from space powered by NASA cameras aboard the International Space Station. Watch the Earth roll Captured by cameras on board the International Space Station.

  • (4/29) "International Astronomy Day" - an annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals.

  • (5/6-7) Aquarids Meteor Shower - The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere on the night of May 6 and the morning of the May 7.
    (5/12) NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer will take a spacewalk outside International Space Station starting at about 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT) and lasting about 6.5 hours.
    (8/21) Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature drop rapidly and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon. On that day, America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse.

    The International Space Station - ISS - circles the earth at 240 miles above the planet, on the edge of space in low earth orbit. The station is crewed by NASA astronauts as well as Russian Cosmonauts and a mixture of Japanese, Canadian and European astronauts as well.

    The ISS passes into the dark side of the earth for roughly half of each of its 90 minute orbits. As the Space Station passes into a period of night every 45 mins video is unavailable - during this time, and other breaks in transmission recorded footage is shown when back in daylight earth will recommence. As seen from the NASA ISS live stream on the International Space Station.
     

  •  Brown bears at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska  - Watch exclusive LIVE footage from Alaska's Brooks River in Katmai National Park. Every year over a hundred Brown Bears descend on a mile long stretch of Brooks River to feast on the largest Sockeye Salmon run in the world. Please click on the arrow to start this live-streaming webcam.

  •  Brown bears at Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska  - Watch exclusive LIVE footage from Alaska's Brooks River in Katmai National Park. Mounted on the floating bridge over Brooks River, these cams provide an unprecedented view of migrating salmon and bears "snorkeling" for them, both above and below the water.year over Please click on the arrow to start this live-streaming webcam.

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  •  Great Spirit Bluff Peregrine Falcon's Nest Cam - The Great Spirit Bluff peregrine falcons nest on a cliff-face near La Crescent, MN, overlooking Lock and Dam #7 on the Mississippi River. After a wintering away, falcons return to the area in late February to early March, beginning courtship between early and Mid-March, and laying eggs between late March and mid-April. Hatching begins in early to mid-May, fledge generally occurs 38-40 days after that, and young disperse in late August or mid-September. The adults stay on territory until late fall. While the male and female leave at roughly the same time, they aren’t believed to migrate together Peregrine falcons do not build nests out of sticks. They make scrape nests on ledges, potholes, and crevices on cliffs and buildings. This nest box is filled with pea gravel to provide a substrate that cushions and drains the eggs.

  •  Honey Bee Hive Live Webcam - Take an intimate look a life of a beehive. This infrared view of the inside of the hive shows the complex inner workings of the colony as they build combs, produce honey, protect the queen, and raise a new generation of workers and drones. Building their communal home inside a large hollow log, the hive is located in the town of Waal in Bavaria, Germany. Please click on the arrow to start this live-streaming webcam.

  •  Bison Watering Hole Live Webcam, Grasslands National Park - Bison are the largest indigenous land mammal in North America. Considered a keystone species, these wooly herbivores helped shaped the ecology of the Great Plains today. Though 80% of Canada's native prairie has been lost, Grasslands National Park represents the most intact example of what remains with a flourishing herd of nearly 400 bison that freely roam their native prairie.

    Grasslands National Park preserves a mixed-grass ecosystem of over 70 different species of grass and over 50 different species of wildflowers. Grasslands is the only place in Canada where you can see the Black-tailed Prairie Dog and the Black-footed Ferret and Eastern Yellow-bellied Racers in their native habitat. Please click on the arrow to start this live-streaming webcam.

  •  Great Horned Owl Live Webcam - A powerful and adaptable bird of prey, the Great Horned Owl has the most extensive range, the widest prey base and the most variable nesting sites of any American owl. Its large yellow eyes, pronounced ear tufts, and white bib distinguish the Great Horned Owl from related species, especially once its unmistakable multi-tone hoot is heard.

    Silently gliding from perch to perch, the Great Horned Owl hunts easily after dark. While perched and ready to pounce, the Great Horned Owl is robustly equipped with excellent eyesight, the ability to swivel its head more than 180 degrees, and an acute sense of hearing to locate its prey.

    Regularly consuming small mammals, Great Horned Owls are also known to eat fish and even large prey such as other owls or raptorial birds.

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