Viewers from around the world are watching Chesapeake Bay birds of prey on the Chesapeake Conservancy’s webcams.
The organization currently hosts wildlife webcams featuring peregrine falcons, osprey, and a great blue heron rookery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
“Boh” & “Barb,” the peregrine falcons that make their home on the 33rd-floor ledge of the Transamerica Building at 100 Light Street in downtown Baltimore, recently welcomed their first egg of the season.
For more than 35 years, generations of peregrines have made this ledge near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor their home. In its first season, Boh and Barb raised three eyases (falcon chicks).
One of the most memorable highlights in 2015 came when one of the offspring suffered from a cold and dehydration and was temporarily removed from the nest. The young eyas was treated at a wildlife rehabilitation center and quickly released back into the nest.
“Falcon Cam was enormously successful in its first season for the Chesapeake Conservancy. With over one million views, many dedicated fans tuned in to see Boh and Barb raise their young eyases,” Dunn said. “Baltimore’s peregrines do not migrate because there is ample food for them in the city. We are excited to watch and see what Boh and Barb’s family looks like this year.”
The public may view the peregrine falcon webcam at www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/peregrine-falcon-webcam.
The project is made possible with support from Skyline Technology Solutions, Cogent Communications, Shared Earth Foundation, the City of Baltimore, Transamerica, and 100 Light Street.
The 2016 season of the Chesapeake Conservancy’s osprey cam has kicked off with the recent return of one osprey that now awaits its mate.
The daily lives of “Tom and Audrey,” two osprey that make their home on Kent Island after their winter sojourn in South America, are shared with the world via this live streaming webcam. The first osprey has returned to the platform and started building a new nest in preparation for raising this season’s brood of chicks.
The public may view the osprey webcam at www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/osprey-cam, and read the entertaining Osprey Camera Blog written by The Crazy Osprey Family at https://ospreycamerablog.wordpress.com.
The Chesapeake Conservancy Osprey Cam is made possible thanks to Skyline Technology Solutions, Investigative Options Inc., the Shared Earth Foundation, and “The Crazy Osprey” family who generously host the platform and equipment and write the blog.