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All birds have fledged the nests. See you next season!

City of Loveland Open Lands & Trails and volunteers from the local nonprofit Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute (CARRI) are working together to provide nesting habitat for raptors (birds of prey). Nest boxes have been installed on Open Lands property for barn owls and kestrels, two species of birds that nest in the Loveland area. Volunteers have installed live webcams in both nest boxes to provide real-time information and data about the birds during the nesting season. The cameras stream live video available 24/7.  

For more information about these beneficial species, please visit the CARRI website.  We would like to thank CARRI, Rise Broadband and The Nest Company for their contributions to enable these cameras to be viewed online. 

American Kestrel & Barn Owl Banding

Each season, we band the birds before they fledge the nests. This may include taking measurements of wing and tail span and logging each band number into a database. If the birds return or we find them elsewhere, we'll know where they came from and can learn more based on their migratory and flight patterns.

Enjoy these videos from past bandings.

American Kestrels

Barn Owls