Online Birding Cam Sites
Kenny Kleinpeter of Baton Rouge, both a martin man and a bluebird manager graciously brought these following birding cam online sites to our attention:
Cornell - various species
New York Bluebird Society - EABL
Ellison's nestcam in Suwanee, GA
Bluwing's Nestcam in Georgia
Purple Martins - Phil Donahue in Westport CT, 2007 - if it freezes up, hit the refresh key.
Purple Martins R-Us streaming webcam
James Reserve - Western Bluebirds. Not streaming - snapshots.
Tony's St. Augustine FL EABLs
Bluebird Population Recovery - bluebirds, woodpeckers, flying squirrels etc. - still shots
Violet-green Swallows (discontinued, darn! but they ahve some still shots)
Purple Martin - NY Wild. Not streaming - snapshots updated every 30 seconds.
Purple Martin nestcams, Purplemartin.tv
If you know of others, please contact me.
A neat video from nestcam footage is Bluebirds Inside the Nestbox, by the North Carolina Bluebird Society. May be purchased online directly from The North Carolina Bluebird Society as a VHS tape or a DVD for $13.85, including shipping; quantity discounts are available. Also available for a $20 donation to Cornell Nestbox Cams. 15 minutes.
The Titmouse Story - 9 minute color video from nestcam footage, from house hunting to fledging. Super. Shot with a Logitech Webcam - Quickcam for Notebooks Pro. See camera and installation details (click on thumbnails.) See other webcam clips from the Murrays.
Wood Duck Nestcam - still shots and video clips (04/09/07 one of her making a blanket over eggs is interesting)
A couple of video clips of bluebirds feeding and removing fecal sacs from a Bo Villa (PUMA) nestbox.
Video of the Month (some taken with nestcams)
My nestcam blogs from 2006, 2007 and 2008.
How to capture video with Windows Movie Maker
See camstreams.com (don't forget the S after camstream!) for more info about live cams and free broadcasting. Also ustream.tv.
I'm dying to try one of these. It is reasonably priced, but doesn't have a video output or ability to take snapshots.
"Keep 'em Flying!"
The Purple Martin Society Webpage
The Scout Report Online
Purple Martin Travelogue