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Falcon Nest Cams for 2020

Check out the updated list of Falcon Cams in advance of the 2020 peregrine falcon nesting season.

I know I’m jumping the gun a little early this year, but I’m excited to be back to blogging. Spring is just around the corner and with it comes another Falcon Cam Season. Conservation groups, energy companies, libraries, and backyard birders will soon fire up their nest cams for a front-row perspective on one of the planet’s most popular predators.

Peregrine falcon landing on a tree
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The 24-hour live streams give viewers an intimate look at the nesting and chick-rearing behavior of peregrine falcons around the United States. Here are some of the best cams found around the web for this 2019 season (Mar – July).

This list will be updated with additional falcon cams as they come online. Only cams that currently have falcons are included below.

PS: Waving hello to Mrs. Madden’s class (and all the classes) joining us from Miguelito Elementary in Lompoc, CA. I hope you enjoy the cams again this year!

Chesapeake Conservancy

(Baltimore, MD) This cam is a perennial favorite. Located way up on the Transamerica Tower, this cam has been the home to falcon pair Boh and Barb for several seasons.

This live cam sits high on the 33rd floor of the Transamerica skyscraper in downtown Baltimore, where peregrine falcon couple Boh & Barb have nested for years, successfully raising many broods above the bustling skyline. Join them this season as they mate, lay eggs, swoop in on prey and nurture their young.

Chesapeake Conservancy

Anacapa Island National Park

(Anacapa Island, California) Anacapa Island was the first channel island I ever visited many, many years ago. The Channel Island National Park is also where I spent a quarter in the field while earning my degree in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution at UCLA. I’m excited to list this unique island as a cam site for 2020 where a pair has nested since at least 2013.

Just outside a cave on California’s remote Anacapa Island lives a family of peregrine falcons. Since 2013, the adult couple has nested here; watch as they lay and protect their eggs and feed and nurture their hatchlings until they are ready to fledge.

National Park Service

Great Spirit Bluff

(La Crescent, Minnesota) This site actually boasts not one, but TWO cameras positioned on a cliff overlooking the mighty Mississippi.

Camera One is currently turned on for testing and will be fully operational by mid-February. This is the nest cam.

Camera Two won’t be activated until later and gives you a cliff view of the pair.

Welcome to a cliff-face near La Crescent, Minnesota, overlooking the Mississippi River.

This cozy hideaway is where peregrine falcons Michelle (banded) and Newman (unbanded) nest with their offspring

The Raptor Resource Project


  1. hello Mark! Sherri-Ellen & BellaDharma Feline here from Canada. I just found your site here & read your post. I LOVE Great Spirit Bluff Falcon Cams. We followed all last year (it was our 1st time following Falcons there). What a wild ride it was with Kira being mauled & Carson tumbling from nest box. We actually blogged about Carson alot….
    I used to follow Great River Energy Cam but it is done now…
    I hope we have a great Falcon season this year!
    Sherri-Ellen & BellaDharma

    1. Hello and welcome! Always glad to have fellow naturalists take the time to comment and even just say, “hi!”

      Fingers crossed these amazing birds will have another great season! If you know of other cams you think I should highlight, please don’t hesitate to let me know!

      1. Thanks for replying Mark. Do you only feature USA Falcon Cams or do you also mention Canadian Cams?
        I follow a Falcon Cam from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (I used to live there).
        There is the link if you want to add it or check it out. The Peregrine couple are Lily & Ossie….they had a terrible season last year. All 4 eggs failed but I watched til the end. This will be their 6th season on top of the Sheraton Hotel.
        I get attached to the Falcons like they are family, lol….
        Enjoy! Sherri-Ellen

        1. Oh neat! I’ll be sure to check this out! Also, I apologize for the late reply. I work full time and this blog is a labor of love. I often don’t get to the comments straight away but I always get to them as quickly as I can.

          1. Hello Mark! No worries! I am retired so I have more time to sit on my tushie & do what I want!!! I am so glad I found your blog! I do not have people who are all Peregrine Falcon crazy like I am , lol….
            I keep checking Hamilton cam & GSB cam…holding my breath to see who returns 😉

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