Barn Owls - Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross CA
About this Cam:
We typically uses this box for the slow release of orphaned Barn Owls. However, sometimes wild Barn Owls use this box for nesting. This owl cam is brought to you by the Hungry Owl Project and The Marin Art & Garden Center. NOTE: It is normal for the parents to no longer stay in the box after the chicks reach a certain age. They will likely roost in trees nearby and will continue to deliver food nightly.
UPDATE: July 2017 - After a successful nesting/fledging in the spring, the Barn Owl couple tried for another clutch in the summer. Unfortunately, after 2 eggs were laid, the male owl stopped returning to the nest. It's very difficult for a female to incubate eggs without regular food deliveries and she gave up after a few days and left the nest. There are several possibilities for why the male stopped returning. A few possibilities: food may have become scarce and he may have moved on, it's also possible that something unfortunate happened to him. It's not uncommon for Barn Owls to have two clutches in this region, but the second clutch is usually more challenging. We hope for the best and expect the owls to return around the new year.
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The Hungry Owl Project hopes that these cams will be educational and create an awareness and caring for owls and all wildlife. Since Barn Owls are nocturnal, you'll see the most activity after dusk and before dawn.