New Live Cam: Snowy Owl Nest
Referred to as the “Arctic Ghost” for its wintery looks and rare sightings, you can now get intimate views of the Snowy Owl from our new Live Cam!
For the first time ever, the much revered and supremely elusive Snowy Owl is now accessible to any bird watcher. The cam is currently installed on a nesting site containing 6 chicks which will begin to emerge from the nest any day now. Established as a compliment to our “Bear Cam” in Katmai National Park, the Snowy Owl Cam provides an unprecedented view into Alaska’s other celebrated and mysterious creature.
After 22 years of studying the Snowy Owl populations and Brown Lemming breeding ecology in the far northern Alaskan town of Barrow Alaska, Denver Holt executive director of the Owl Research Institute will have 24 hours of recorded footage during the short nesting and chick rearing season to use for research.
You’ll notice on the Cam how parents share the nesting duties; females are responsible for incubating and brooding the chicks, the males provide food and protection and more. The bi-parenting is true for all owl species yet researchers still do know all the behaviors that happen around the clock, so viewers and scientists alike can look forward to unraveling these mysteries with the new Live Cam!
Go inside and get a Sneak Peek of the Snowy Owl Cam here!