In the upland area of our Dangermond Preserve, we were able to capture one of our most common predators, a Coyote (Canis latrans).
Coyote in the Uplands In the upland area of our Dangermond Preserve, we were able to capture one of our most common predators, a Coyote (Canis latrans). © John Stuelpnagel

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Wildlife Caught on Camera

From kestrels to coyotes, we're bringing wild animals to a screen near you.

Fronds unfurl. Bird eggs hatch. Coyotes hunt. Though we usually don't see them in real time, these fascinating natural events continually unfold around us. 

In fact, most of us will go our entire lives without seeing a mountain lion in the wild or an eaglet fledging its nest. Thankfully, we have wildlife cams and camera traps to capture these moments for us, bringing us closer to nature and gathering critical data. 

The more we know about wildlife activity and movement, the better informed we are in our work to protect their habitat. Using camera traps and livestream cameras in strategically placed areas helps us collect this data that would otherwise be nearly impossible to gather. And, it's relatively inexpensive. 

Though the data may be helping solve some serious issues, it doesn't mean we can't take a minute to simply enjoy the videos and images that come with it. As you scroll through the photos and videos below, go ahead and gush. Let your jaw drop in awe. It's all a part of getting to know and respect the wildlife all around us. 

Osprey An osprey on nest in New Jersey. © TNC

Ospreys & Purple Martins at South Cape May Meadows

At this globally renowned birding hot-spot in Cape May, New Jersey, we've got livestream cameras on an osprey nest and purple martin bird house. The ospreys will nest and raise young along the Jersey coast from early spring to late summer before migrating to South America, while the purple martins roost in birdhouses built especially for them. 

Watch Livestreams at South Cape May Meadows

Greater Prairie Chicken
Greater Prairie Chicken Greater Prairie Chickens on Dunn Ranch Prairie. © Danny Brown

Prairie Chickens at Dunn Ranch Prairie

During April and May, livestream cameras at our Dunn Ranch Prairie in Missouri will be placed on one of our leks (mating grounds) of the state-endangered greater prairie-chicken to showcase their unique mating rituals. Come back often because we will move this camera throughout the year to capture all the beauty that this landscape brings. 

Watch the Prairie Chicken Livestream

Wildlife at Dangermond

The Dangermond Preserve provides critical habitat for wide-ranging mammal species, including mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, deer, black bear, badger and several species of bats. To understand how these animals use this landscape, we placed motion-activated cameras in strategic locations across the preserve. Click the photos to see what we learned.

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American kestrel
American kestrel The American kestrel is the smallest and most common falcon in North America. © Shutterstock

Kestrels at Great Salt Lake

We're back for season three of the beloved kestrel cam at Utah's Great Salt Lake. Though fairly common across North America, scientists have reported declines in American kestrel populations. For that reason, they are a welcome sight at the Great Salt Lake, and their presence is a strong indicator a healthy wetland ecosystem. 

Watch the Kestrel Livestream and Highlight Reels

Black Bears
Black Bears As part of Staying Connected Initiative, 30 motion-sensing cameras were placed throughout the Connecticut River Valley to help track wildlife, like these black bears. © Eric Aldrich/TNC

Tracking Wildlife in New Hampshire

Researchers deployed more than 30 motion-sensing cameras along a rural highway in New Hampshire to help find the places where they are crossing.

See the Results

Trail Camera at Gila Riparian Preserve

Dr. Keith Geluso, a biology professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, had a hypothesis: the Gila River and its floodplain—with its natural flow regime—likely support a vast number of mammals. But there wasn’t much research. That’s why he set up a camera at our Gila Riparian Preserve. Click the photos to see some of his discoveries.


Watch More Livestream Cameras

Livestream Camera Feeds From underwater kelp in Australia to osprey nests perched high above in New Jersey, these livestreams provide a window into the natural world all around us.