Owl Nest Cam
Video's will be uploaded to our YouTube channel on a regular basis!
Our Owl Cameras are utilized for both the staff and the public to observe their behaviors and routines.
These photos, videos and live feeds are owned and operated by Woodcock Nature Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Any public use of the live video, including screen captures, require prior approval and credit to the organization.
Email Animal Curator Jennifer Bradshaw here for approval.
Our nest cameras are located inside our enclosures on the grounds. These cameras were purchased as a part of a generous grant from the Robert F. Schumann Foundation.
Below are some of our most asked questions.
When are the owls most active? You can typically see our owls at all times of day however, they seem to be most active at the early morning hours and after dark when our grounds are typically quiet.
Where did your owls come from? Both of our resident owls came from licensed rehabilitation facilities here in CT. These birds were both hit by cars resulting in injuries that deemed them non-releasable.
What kind of owl is Click? Click is a female Barred Owl which are prevalent in CT. Because our owls came from rehabilitation facilities, and were once wild, we can only estimate her age to be around 20 years old.
What kind of owl is Hooty? Hooty is a female Great Horned Owl. This species is widespread throughout CT. Because our owls came from rehabilitation facilities, and were once wild, we can only estimate her age to be around 30 years old.
When are the owls fed? Our owls are typically fed 6 days a week around 4-5 PM.
Owls in the Wild
Some of the most common owls that can be often seen or heard here in CT are the Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl and Eastern Screech Owl.
In this state, we only have one true nocturnal owl which is the Great Horned Owl. All other owls that call CT home are actually crepuscular, meaning they are most active during dawn and dusk.
There are 12 species of owls found here however, a few are endangered or threatened in this state.