BirdCams in a Pandemic

I started watching birdcams during the pandemic. They are fun and surprisingly relaxing. My favorites are one in Akron, Ohio. In addition to the birds they get raccoons, (with babies sometimes!) opossums (my favorite), skunks, bunnies, squirrels, chipmunks, and the occasional deer and cat.

Someone just turned me onto the Cornell feeder, which is lovely. I don’t know what they do but the colors and resolution are great.

Then there’s this new one in Pretoria, South Africa. The variety they get is amazing. For a couple of days I’ve been watching a fruit bat trying to get a banana. It’s been killing me, I so wanted him to succeed and last night, victory!

A few other great sitings at the South African birdcam. This is a genet.

Great Birdcam

And this is a Hadeda Ibis.

Great Birdcam

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “BirdCams in a Pandemic

  1. You could try explore.org . There’s a good variety of animal cams, and I’ll bet some of them are right up your alley. Generally, the nestlings are gone from their bird cams, but this time of year, I cannot resist the brown bears in Alaska. The bears fishing in the water are getting me through these hot, quiet, quarantined days.

  2. Sarah, that place is amazing. I had the alligator cam on for days even though they don’t really do much. But alligators! Thanks for much for the link!!

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