Hellgate Ospreys Raise Their Chick In Montana!


Watch Iris and Louis provide for their chick as it nears fledging.

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August 15, 2018

Bald-Headed Clay-colored Thrush Shows Budding Pin Feathers

Blue Jays and Northern Cardinals aren't the only bald-headed birds that you'll see on the Bird Cams in late summer. This all-at-once molting (i.e. feather replacement) strategy also happens to birds in other parts of the world. Take this Clay-colored Thrush on the Panama Fruit Feeder cam for example. Can you see the small, white spikes protruding all over its head? These are pin feathers. Pin feathers are developing feathers that are encased by a waxy sheath, which protects the budding feather as it grows before it dries and falls away. 

August 15, 2018

2018 Hutton's Bowl Condor 4-Month Nest Entry Highlights

Tag along with California Condor biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as they rappel down to the Hutton's Bowl condor nest to conduct a heath check on the 4-month-old chick. Go behind the scenes and and discover how these routine health checks are helping wild condors increase their nest success in Southern California.  

August 14, 2018

Blue-throated and Rivoli's Hummingbirds Join Early Morning Frenzy

The sun has yet to rise over the Davis Mountains in West Texas, but the hummingbirds are already in full-on forage mode. Watch closely and you'll see multiple visits from sizable (and colorful) male Blue-throated and Rivoli's Hummingbirds—the two largest hummingbird species to travel north of Mexico!