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Barn Owl Nest Webcam

Barn owls are rare

The barn owls on this webcam have been living in a DNR-built nest box inside a barn in southern Indiana since 2009 and have nested each year since.

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. 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 Wildlife Fund to increase nest box sites and help more than 750 nongame and endangered species throughout Indiana.

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. If using the internal state computer network you will not be able to see the image above. Instead, please try one of the links below.

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.