Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way. –John Muir
Read Animals Are People, Too on This Green Life.
Unless you live off the grid, you probably don’t have much opportunity to observe wildlife beyond the common birds and small animals that frequent backyards. This isn’t natural, but it’s the modern way of life. Luckily, another aspect of modern life — the Internet — provides alternative ways to go where the wild things are for those who can’t go in person. Here are a few that I know of. Please share yours!
Osprey’s Journey — a project I’m personally involved with — follows a young male Osprey called C2 from NYC to Venezuela and back. The unique thing about it is that it tells the story of his life and struggles.
Project Osprey Trax – a satellite tracking project that follows several Ospreys in New Hampshire, some related to each other.
Explore.org has about 50 live webcams on a wide variety of animals, including ospreys, bears, beluga whales, honeybees and chipmunks to name just a few.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology has numerous bird cams accompanied by informative and interesting posts by the bird experts at Cornell.
Africam has live cams at several African sites where you can view elephants, black rhinos and other African animals. Visit Africam right now to see live cheetah cubs!
WildEarthTV has live cams in Africa, the U.S. and underwater.