Florida Barn Owl Cams

You are watching two live cams of Barn Owls nesting in the Everglades of south Florida. The Cam has been made possible by the University of Florida and the Charter Group of Wildlife Ecology. More information about the Everglades Agricultural Area can be found here.

Spring nesting starts in January and fall nesting usually starts in September.

Nest Box 1
Nest Box 2

Hatch is about 30-32 days after the first egg is laid.

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judybartosik
judybartosik(@judybartosik)
March 4, 2024 10:52 pm

Watched Little score some bites at 23/49 Nest 1

Lin111
Lin111
March 4, 2024 5:54 pm

Hi all. I confess to not watching every day to hopefully avoid painful drama. To upsetting. I did peak in today. Looks like a deceased chick mid afternoon in the right rear corner of Cam 1. Three still living. In Cam 2, there are still five.

judybartosik
judybartosik(@judybartosik)
March 4, 2024 10:46 am

Box 1, little had a good feeding 03/11

Traci
Traci
March 3, 2024 10:47 pm

I wonder when another one died. The tiny one is still there, he’s a fighter. Not surprised to see another one gone. Male isn’t bringing in enough food so famale leaves babies a long time to go and hunt.

JoAnn
JoAnn(@joann-2)
March 3, 2024 11:32 pm
Reply to  Traci

Is there still a male there?

JoAnn
JoAnn(@joann-2)
March 4, 2024 11:33 pm
Reply to  JoAnn

I did see him bring in a rodent .

judybartosik
judybartosik(@judybartosik)
March 4, 2024 10:52 pm
Reply to  Traci

March 2

JoAnn
JoAnn(@joann-2)
March 3, 2024 6:11 pm

Box 1..3 owlets

Www
Www(@www)
March 2, 2024 3:50 am

Watched rewind, box 2 some food was brought in, Tiny had some, too.
Box 1 looks not so good, looks like nr. 4 will not make it. Oh my!

judybartosik
judybartosik(@judybartosik)
March 2, 2024 12:11 am

nest 1 23/44 owlet 4 nearly dead, and owlet 3 tried to get food but didnt get any

Www
Www(@www)
March 2, 2024 3:51 am
Reply to  judybartosik

😥

Traci
Traci
March 1, 2024 7:08 pm

Looks like mom has to go and hunt. Not much food being delivered. Worried more are going to die due to shoetage of food. So sad 😢

Www
Www(@www)
March 2, 2024 3:52 am
Reply to  Traci

😟 it is sad, i agree.

judybartosik
judybartosik(@judybartosik)
February 29, 2024 9:46 am

Nest 1 male arrives with rat at 06/20

judybartosik
judybartosik(@judybartosik)
February 28, 2024 10:36 am

in Box 1 at 08/35 mom starts shredding dead baby 5 and feeding it to its siblings

Last edited 5 days ago by judybartosik
Www
Www(@www)
February 28, 2024 4:47 pm
Reply to  judybartosik

What a meal!😩 seen a bit of it on rewind. Oh well…..

judybartosik
judybartosik(@judybartosik)
February 28, 2024 10:05 pm
Reply to  Www

yes, it was a sad thing to watch.

Www
Www(@www)
February 29, 2024 9:41 am
Reply to  judybartosik

Agree.😔

Lin111
Lin111
February 29, 2024 1:43 am
Reply to  judybartosik

RIP little one.

Lin111
Lin111
February 28, 2024 7:37 am

Box 1 Babies get fed this morning.

Lin111
Lin111
February 28, 2024 7:19 am

Wow, delighted to peek on Cam 2 and find on scroll back, youngest is doing a great job self feeding last night! What a trouper!

Www
Www(@www)
February 28, 2024 4:49 pm
Reply to  Lin111

Yep, thats right! A real trooper! 😃

judybartosik
judybartosik(@judybartosik)
February 27, 2024 11:47 pm

Box 1 food at 21/26 she must have brought it back with her, it was under her when she turned. At 21/45 she put the remains off to the side. At 22/27 male drops in with tiny little mouse. Stands on her back but leaves right away. At 00/20 he arrives with a rat, and mates with her. SO darn happy those babies are being fed finally!

Www
Www(@www)
February 28, 2024 4:52 pm
Reply to  judybartosik

The mating superman should bring in a few more rats!🐀🐀🐀😉

Www
Www(@www)
February 27, 2024 6:13 pm

Box 1 owlets alone 19-10.
Same time, food – calling in box 2. Looking around on the “floor” for food. 😖

Www
Www(@www)
February 27, 2024 6:20 pm
Reply to  Www

Just a bit later some food, rat i think, was brought to box 2 and downed by one of them 2 min. later.

Www
Www(@www)
February 27, 2024 6:23 pm
Reply to  Www

Now owl -mom box 1 came back – no food.

judybartosik
judybartosik(@judybartosik)
February 27, 2024 5:14 pm

box 1 doesn’t seem to be feeding the chicks? Has the male abandoned the nest?

Www
Www(@www)
February 27, 2024 6:01 pm
Reply to  judybartosik

I didnt see a feeding either in box 1.
I hope, the male will bring food soon!

Www
Www(@www)
February 26, 2024 5:58 am

Oh Tiny!! 02-26, 01:57 !
Big sib eating at 04-57.🙂
Feeding in box 1 at 23-04 (02-25).

Last edited 7 days ago by Www
judybartosik
judybartosik(@judybartosik)
February 24, 2024 10:22 pm

Surprised how often the male in box 1 is mating with the female while she is on eggs, and now on 5 hatched chicks. Is this normal behavior?

Www
Www(@www)
February 25, 2024 5:25 am
Reply to  judybartosik

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe confirming their bond or his dominance ? I find it weird on top of the little ones, didnt see this happening before. But then again, i am not an experienced owl – watcher.
( I watch the second year now. ) 🙂

judybartosik
judybartosik(@judybartosik)
February 25, 2024 11:19 am
Reply to  Www

thanks this is my second season also. At least he could bring food every time LOL

Www
Www(@www)
February 25, 2024 4:50 pm
Reply to  judybartosik

Yes, the 💪superman, lol.🙄😄

Last edited 8 days ago by Www
njbirder
njbirder
February 24, 2024 1:02 pm

No adult in Box 2 for over 12 hours?!

Www
Www(@www)
February 25, 2024 5:42 am
Reply to  njbirder

There was food at 06-41.

Www
Www(@www)
February 23, 2024 4:36 am

23:39(02-22) Tiny is self feeding well. Other sibs are patiently waiting.
Still 1 egg in box 1.
At 04-54 am, a sib is grooming Tiny, so sweet.
Oh boy, it seems that i always write about Tiny, but he /she is just the smallest and my ❤ goes out for him /her.
Happy watching! 🙂

Www
Www(@www)
February 22, 2024 5:15 pm

Tiny going strong at 11-20 am.😃
Cam 2.

Last edited 11 days ago by Www