Barn Owl Nest Webcam
Barn owls are rare
Barn owls are an endangered species in Indiana, mostly due to habitat loss. The Indiana DNR continues to work with the public to place nest boxes where suitable habitat is available. Learn how to build your own nest box. The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Wildlife Diversity Program has placed more than 300 barn owl nest boxes since 1984.
Nesting and egg laying
These owls typically lay their eggs in March or April, with chicks hatching in April or May.
How to help
Donate to the Nongame Fund to increase nest box sites and help more than 750 nongame and endangered species throughout Indiana.
ADVISORY: The barn owl nest cam will be unavailable until about early May. The camera is experiencing technical difficulties, but we don't want to attempt to fix it now. That could scare the mother owl from the nest while the chicks are still vulnerable to the cold. Once the chicks are bigger, it will be safer for us to access the camera.
Nest cam info
Currently, the camera can support up to 20 simultaneous viewers. If it is busy, please try again later. The video is best viewed with the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browsers. People using the internal state computer network will not be able to see the image below. Instead, view this page.
Disclaimer: This camera is a live feed of barn owls, natural events may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. Additionally, some owlets may not survive due to weather extremes or limited food availability. DNR will not intervene with routine natural events. Banding of barn owlets will take place when it is determined that owlets are healthy to keep track of barn owl movements and mortality.