Insight into the Natural World

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Images from the EagleCam, the OspreyCam and the FalconCam allow viewers a unique insight into this natural process.

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Nature does nothing uselessly. – Aristotle

NEW EagleCam 

One day this November, our team of keepers noticed some fighting and aggression among the Bald Eagles in one of our enclosures. To prevent the possibility of injuries, we decided to switch the group dynamic. Derek, a more passive eagle, was moved into a different enclosure to be a peacekeeper between the birds.

Because of the size of their current enclosures, we moved Luke, another eagle in with Savannah. Adler, our flighted Eagle, has been moved off display and is now in training to do educational programming. The eagles are all getting along well in their new groups and can all see one another in their nearby enclosures. Our hope (and the current plan) is that all of our eagles will be housed together when we move to our new facility in the next few years.

Until then, we will continue to closely monitor their behavior for any form of aggression. Thanks to technical expertise from CCTV Camera World in Amherst, NY, we have set up these security cameras as new EagleCams to help us monitor the behavior of our eagles. They are the “go to” folks for AnimalCams and give zoos advice all across the US.

Cameras are key ingredients to help us keep our eagles safe and happy.  Camera World has given us advice on how to protect our NVR from the weather with a waterproof case so that we will experience less down time than in past years. Currently only one enclosure can be viewed by the public at a time, but we will occasionally switch the view so everyone gets a chance to see all of our Eagles.

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The Catawba Nuclear Station OspreyCam

Carolina Raptor Center and Duke Energy partner on many initiatives regarding wildlife and habitat. When Osprey started nesting atop Catawba Nuclear Station’s facility, they called us for information about cameras and broadcasting. Today, CRC is pleased to offer our website visitors access to this camera at this active nesting site. View Now


Lake Murray Osprey Cam

Ospreys Ricky and Lucy have made their home on this slice of Lake Murray (SC) heaven for the last 4 years. Catch up on their last four years by going to the Lake Murray Osprey Facebook Page. Like/Join/Follow & subscribe to get caught up in all the excitement as we wait and watch for them to arrive for the 2018 Osprey Season. View Now.


Coming Soon: The Wendy Ella Guilford Owl Observatory Camera

Donor Sarah Lambrecht has funded the construction and upfit of the Owl Observatory honoring her mother, Wendy Ella Guilford. Once cameras are installed in this Rehabilitation Trail enclosure, viewers will have insight into the last step in Carolina Raptor Center’s rehabilitation process – flight training. In this step, owls build up flight muscles in preparation for release back into the wild. Not currently broadcasting. Check back later this year.