Albatross Nest – Dunedin, New Zealand

You are watching a live broadcast of Albatross Nesting(aka RoyalCam). This live stream is located at the northern royal albatross colony in Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, in New Zealand. Dunedin is in southeastern New Zealand. This cam runs 24/7 during the breeding season. For more information or to make a donation please visit doc.govt.nz

Incubation (by both male and female) is 64-65 days. For 2-3 weeks after the egg hatches, one parent will stay with the young while the other forages for food. The baby Albatross is fed by regurgitation from both parents. Timeframe from hatching to departure from island is about 165 days. Timeframe from the start of incubation to fledge is about 230 days.

2018/2019 nest information. 1 egg hatched on 01/24/2019

2019/2020 OGK (banded Orange, Green, Black) a 21 year old male and YRK (banded Yellow, Red, Black) and 25 year old female. YRK laid the egg on 11-14-2019

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JudyfromSD
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Looks like fog or clouds are rolling in. A pretty spot to visit.

pamela
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Are there any admins watching? Isn’t this day 65 shouldn’t we be seeing a chick?

Pam in Pa
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Hi Pam! There is no one on SPO who can answer that question. The folks at SPO don’t have information on the wildlife cams. Your best bet would be to go to Google and type in the name of this nest and location and see if there is another live video with a chat that has people who can answer questions about this nest. I did find this info on the internet about Albatross hatch times: In all albatross species, both parents incubate the egg in stints that last between one day and three weeks. Incubation lasts around 70 to… Read more »

pamela
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Thanks Pam,
I was wondering if I was the only one watching. I did watch last year thought it was very interesting. I will find someone in a chat about this nest for further information.
Pamela

JudyfromSD
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There is a website below the video that is supposed to have more information too. I have not checked it out though since it is in New Zealand. I try to check the albatross periodically but I suppose a chick could be hiding under the parent also.

Pam in Pa
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I saw your comment pop up on the page that lists the Wildlife webcams and I thought I would see if I could help out a fellow Pamela. I don’t watch this site at all. My “Home Base” is the Decorah Bald Eagles nest. Seems like you pretty much are alone here in this chat. What a shame…….if you ever want to switch what species you watch, check out the Decorah Eagle cam or if you are into Hummingbirds, check out Bella’s nest (also a great group of people there)

JudyfromSD
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Evening Pam, good to see you.

Pam in Pa
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Hi Judy! Nice to see you here! (I’m just passing through) LOL

JudyfromSD
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I am also, take care.

Pam in Pa
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pamela
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With both adults at the nest could this be the beginning of the hatch process??