About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Barred Owl live camera

The Wild Birds Unlimited Barred Owl cam is broadcasting live from the rural forests of Zionsville, Indiana—with 2 eggs in the nest box! This year, the owls are slightly ahead of schedule. In fact, it's the earliest start to the breeding season in the cam's six-year history! The female laid the first egg on March 1 and a second egg on March 4. A third could be expected any time in the next 48 hours. Be there when it happens. Watch live.

What To Watch For: The next 30 days mark the incubation period for the Barred Owl pair. During this arduous campaign, the female will mostly rely on her mate to deliver her food while she safeguards the eggs and keeps them warm. Be sure to keep an eye on the exterior cam to catch the male swooping in with prey deliveries. Watch exterior cam.

Turn Up The Volume: Make sure to listen for the Barred Owl's unmistakable "Who Cooks For You" call and other duets of cackles, hoots, caws, and gurgles as the nesting pair communicates throughout the breeding season. Songbirds, like Tufted Titmice and Black-capped Chickadees, can also be heard singing in the surrounding forests, and don't be surprised to hear a chorus of alarm calls when the owls make an appearance. http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/43/Barred_Owls/
Watch the WBU Barred Owl cam
Watch the 2019 Wild Birds Unlimited Barred Owl cam!

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