Burrowing Owlcam - Pre-recorded video inside the burrow This is a remote burrowing owl site in Pasco Washington. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has an opportunity to study the nesting and breeding behavior and in-burrow development and interactions of a family of burrowing owls. The camera is mounted directly above the nesting area in a recently installed artificial burrow for the owls. Artificial burrows are being used to create burrows and nest habitat for burrowing owls throughout many parts of their range. Burrowing owls generally do not dig their own burrows, instead they depend on badgers, ground squirrels, marmots and other burrowing wildlife to create the initial burrow system which the owls can modify. Additional video covering nest building, egg laying, feeding to leaving the burrow for the above ground world with be available soon.
Feeding Time Part 1 Female burrowing owl dices and slices a meal for her hungry young owlet brood.
Feeding Time Part 2 Feeding frenzy continues. Notice the runt of the brood gets its share!
Rodent vs. Worm
Appreciation to Gaylord Mink, PhD, videographer for the burrowing owl clips