Feb 19 2011
The National Aviary’s peregrine falcon webcams are up!
You can watch live streaming video of Dorothy and E2 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning here …and… Louie and Dori at the Gulf Tower in downtown Pittsburgh here. If you bookmarked the links last year you’re already good to go.
This year the Aviary made improvements thanks to generous donations from the peregrine fans. The video is a lot more reliable with new streaming equipment installed by PixController. It’s incredibly easy to maintain and has none of the problems we experienced with the old Flash-encoding PCs. For you webcam buffs, you’ll appreciate that PixController installed the Axis Q7401.
Streaming is again hosted at Wildearth.tv and they, too, have made improvements with all an new streaming and chat setup.
And, new this year at the Gulf Tower are 4-per-minute snapshots, just like we have at Pitt. Check out the snapshot links at the bottom right of both webpages.
Our peregrines are courting, Dorothy and Dori will lay their eggs next month, and we’re ready for a great nesting season thanks to the National Aviary’s FalconCams.
It’s peregrine time!
(screenshot of the National Aviary falconcam at the Cathedral of Learning. Splash-screen is Pat Szczepanski’s photo of Dorothy at the Cathedral of Learning)