The California Condor Cam Returns!


Watch a pair of endangered condors raise their chick on a cliffside ledge in Devils Gate.

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July 21, 2017

Long Visit From Juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird on the Cornell Feeders

One thing sets apart this juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird from the other juveniles that have visited the feeder this year: it wasn't raised by it's biological parents! Instead, Brown-headed Cowbirds opt to lay their eggs a number of host species nests and let them assume the role of parent. This reproductive strategy is known as brood parasitism, and Brown-headed Cowbirds are extreme generalists in this category, having been known to lay eggs in the nests of over 220 different species! 

July 21, 2017

Male Rufous Hummingbird Hovers Into View

Take in this flashy male Rufous Hummingbird's visit to the feeder on the West Texas hummingbird cam. Rufous Hummingbirds are as feisty as they are brilliant. They're known for relentlessly defending food sources from even the largest of hummingbirds! 

July 21, 2017

Sparrows Investigate Hellgate Nest

Watch some small visitors populate the Hellgate nest while the Ospreys are away.