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Wildlife Watching, No Binoculars Necessary

We live in an amazing world where your connection to wildlife doesn’t have to be cut off any more than your connection with your human loved ones. With the help of modern technology and streaming services, you can now go wildlife watching online, no binoculars necessary.
Prepared By:

Casey A.

Adventurer & Photographer

Wildlife watching is easier than ever! You don’t have to travel to the ends of the earth anymore to see some of nature’s most moving moments. Safely observe wildlife in their natural habitat with the help of these streaming programs.

Raptors of all varieties living at the Cascades Raptor Center.

Cascades Raptor Center

The Cascades Raptor Center in Willamette Valley, Oregon, hosts regular wildlife watching through live Facebook chats. Tune in to hear from the Center staff and see raptors of all varieties living at the Center. Ask questions about owls and hawks, or just enjoy a peaceful moment with a nesting eagle and her eggs. Give them a like to get advance notice about upcoming Facebook live events.

Live Osprey Nest feed.

Birds of Prey Cam

Birds of prey cams are increasing in popularity for extraordinary wildlife watching. There are several great live feeds to get you up-close and personal with some of the sky’s most magnificent predators. There’s also the Audubon Osprey Nest in Maine as well as the Landings Bird Cam near Skidaway Island State Park in southern Georgia.

 Monterey Bay Sea Otter exhibit

Sea Otter Cam

The best way to prepare for this wildlife watching feed is to settle into a recliner with a bowl full of ice cream on your stomach. Then tune in and join the sea otters of the Monterey Bay Aquarium as they hang out on their backs and snack. After getting your dose of adorable for the day, learn a bit about otters and the work the Monterey Bay Aquarium does to help sea otters of all ages.



A quick Google search will reveal all kinds of opportunities for online wildlife watching. There’s no shortage of chances to see incredible wildlife all year-round, no matter where you (or they) are!

Inspired to visit places like this someday?

Learn more about the Willamette Valley and check out our National Parks and Southwest itinerary.

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