Go Bird Watching on the National Aviary's Live Nest Cams Page!
Watching birds up-close, whether at the National Aviary or in your own backyard, is an engaging and educational experience for all ages that inspires respect for nature. Internet-connected video cameras trained on geographically distant or otherwise inaccessible bird nests (i.e., nest cams) enable people from all around the world to have a shared experience observing, studying, and appreciating birds.
Thanks to cooperation from the PA Game Commission, generous donations from lots of self-described "Pittsburgh Falconuts," security camera specialist Pixcontroller, Inc., and computer networking expert, retired WQED IT specialist and blogger, Kate St. John, the National Aviary is able to provide you with the opportunity to watch two different Pittsburgh area Peregrine Falcon nests. One nest is located on the 39th floor of the Cathedral of Learning building on the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh; the other is on the 37th floor of the Gulf Building in downtown Pittsburgh.
In addition, the National Aviary is pleased to also provide access to Pittsburgh's Hays Bald Eagle nest cam on the Southside. This nest cam is made possible thanks to the Audubon Society of Western PA, the PA Game Commission, and PixController, Inc.
Click on an image below to go to that nest cam page: Pitt Peregrine Falcons (top), Gulf Tower Peregrines (middle), Hays Bald Eagle Cam (bottom)