Thank goodness for the Internet and nest cameras. By tuning in, anyone can watch nature close up, no matter what their location or physical abilities! Sometimes sponsors offer a chat function, whereby users can ask questions and learn even more.
Southern Maryland Audubon Society, in partnership with Port Tobacco River Conservancy and Charles County Recreation and Parks, has a Bald Eagle nest cam at Port Tobacco River Park. The nest is active beginning in winter, through about mid-June, when the nestlings fledge. See our homepage for real-time video. To chat with eagle experts (in season, see post at https://www.somdaudubon.org/2023/01/24/2023-eagle-nest-cam-season-begins/ for days and times), go to the YouTube video feed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPI9mWmmc7M.
In April 2021, SMAS helped launch a new Osprey nest cam at Smallwood State Park in Marbury, Maryland. It is active after Osprey arrive in the spring (beginning March or April) until the young fledge in midsummer. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymyNgBdlQHQ.
Here are some other popular nest cam websites you might like, too.
National Audubon Society sponsors popular cams trained on Osprey, cranes, puffins, terns, and many more at https://www.audubon.org/birdcams.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers peeks into the lives of Red-tailed Hawks, owls, kestrels, albatrosses, Bermuda Petrels, and others at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/all-cams/.
Explore.org hosts dozens of cameras all over the world. Their bird action features owls, Osprey, hummingbirds, falcons, and lots more at Explore.org/livecams/.
American Eagle Foundation has five Eagle cams at http://www.eagles.org.
Wild Birds Unlimited sponsors a Barred Owl cam at http://wbu.com/nature-centered/wbu-owl-cam.
Wild Streaming, which hosts the SMAS Eagle cam, also shows Osprey and Peregrine Falcon nests in Richmond, Virginia, at http://www.wildstreaming.com.