Tech Talk-Virtual Bird Watching

By Dan Reynolds, |

Published 02/15 2014 05:27PM

Updated 05/04 2014 06:51PM

        There are few sights as majestic as a Bald Eagle. In Pittsburgh, a nesting pair has set up shop on a tree within sight of downtown. Experts says its been more than 250 years since bald eagles lived in the area. Now, thanks to a high tech webcam, they can be observed by the whole world on the world wide web. This is from the company Pixcontroller, it streams the live video that's currently showing the eagles building a nest. Come spring, chicks are expected.
        That's just one of a lot of cool critter cams. In Omaha, there's falcon cam. A pair of falcons have built a nest on the downtown Woodmen Tower skyscraper, hatching chicks every spring.
        In Ithaca, New York its red-tailed hawks mugging for the camera. This pair has been nesting above Cornell University's athletic fields for the last four years. Cameras were installed to get a better look at these magnificent birds. Mom and dad are raising their young amid the hustle and bustle of a busy campus.
        If you want a big list of bird cams, bookmark this directory of webcam bird feeders. It has a comprehensive list, with cams from all over the world.



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