Five Baby Bird Cams You Don't Want to Miss This Spring
It’s hatching season, and the eggs are starting to crack. Here’s where to catch the action live.
This spring, hundreds of bird nests around the world are being streamed in real-time to our living rooms, thanks to remotely operated "nest cams."
For many of them, the main show is about to begin. “We're on hatch watch,” says Charles Eldermire, the bird cams project leader at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Wildlife cams have proliferated in the last decade—and so have their audience, which is hooked on the excitement of watching nature 24/7. (Read why birds matter, and are worth protecting.)
"There's a reality show phenomenon," says Joel Dunn, president and CEO of the Chesapeake Conservancy, which operates three cams that racked up nearly 10 million views in 2017.
"It's not the Kardashians or The Bachelor, but