Working with Lehman Sanctuary, We have installed GREEN feather cameras in strategically placed nest enclosures, providing a unique opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to observe and interact with owls in their natural habitat like never before. These cameras, carefully integrated into the sanctuary's surroundings, offer a 24/7 live stream of owl breeding activities, allowing viewers to witness these majestic birds in their most intimate moments. 

Benefits of the Live Owl Nest Cam Project


Setting up the Green feather cameras on a dedicated 2.4 gigahertz Wi-Fi network, specifically allocated for the cameras' usage. This ensures a stable and reliable connection for streaming live footage of owl nesting activities.

By configuring the Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) with backend network configuration, we optimize the camera setup to seamlessly integrate with the sanctuary's infrastructure. This allows for efficient transmission of high-quality video feeds from the cameras to our streaming platform.

To facilitate the live streaming process, we utilized  Broadcasting Software , we are able to capture the video feed from the bird feather cameras and encode it for live streaming purposes.

Through careful calibration and fine-tuning of broadcasting software settings, we ensure a smooth and uninterrupted live stream of owl breeding activities. The live stream is then broadcasted on YouTube, providing viewers with an immersive and engaging experience as they observe these magnificent birds in their natural habitat.

Douglas Fessler configuring the broadcasting software and network settings to ensure a seamless live streaming experience. Utilizing Broadcasting Software along with advanced network configuration, we optimized the setup for transmitting high-quality live footage of owl nesting activities. 

In this photo, Douglas Fessler is seen holding the innovative bird feather camera, a key component of our Live Owl Nest Cam Project. The compact design of the camera, complete with a 2.4 GHz antenna, allows for seamless integration into the sanctuary's surroundings while providing high-quality video feeds of owl nesting activities. To learn more about the technology behind the bird feather camera, follow the link provided below.  GREEN FEATHER

In the first picture on the left, Chris Miller carefully examines the camera, ensuring it is ready for installation. On the right, Dr. Sid Halsor is seen adjusting the mounting of the camera with precision and care. 

Here you can Chris Miller seen placing the inner container of the Barn Owl habitat.

With the Green feather camera securely in place, we move on to the next phase. Here, we meticulously hook up the wiring, connecting the green feather cameras to the sanctuary's network. Prior to mounting, we conducted thorough conductivity tests to ensure seamless transmission of live footage from the cameras. 

In this picture, Chris Miller is seen putting down bedding to prepare the nesting habitat for our barn owl inhabitants. This crucial step ensures that the environment is welcoming and comfortable for the owls as they settle into their new home. 

Here you can see the end result. Both cameras are live streaming to Broadcasting software using the Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)

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Interested in learning more about how we set up the Live Owl Nest Cam Project? Visit Lehman Sanctuary's Website for more information and Barn Owl website for details on the equipment.