Loveland Open Lands 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.
Barn Owl Nest Box Camera
Kestrel Nest Box Camera - Coming Soon
In 2018, a family of American kestrels used this nest box and fledged 4 young. The box is currently empty but kestrels have been checking out the box and may still nest this year. Check back for updates and to see if they decide to nest here this season.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.
Barn Owl Banding
Last summer, we banded the barn owls before they fledged the nest. This included 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.