The burrowing owl is one
of Cape Coral’s most remarkable species of wildlife.
With one of the largest nesting populations in the state
of Florida (and the continued pace of residential development),
the City of Cape Coral has a tough challenge ahead to
maintain enough habitat to support the burrowing owls.
The OwlCam is the most unique of the City’s
WildCam projects. The OwlCam is equipped with an infrared
system, which will allow for night viewing of the bird’s
activities. While the burrowing owl is active day and
night, much of the activity around the nest with the
young takes place after dark. Barring technical difficulties,
visitors should have a color image of the birds during
the daytime hours and then black-and-white images after
dark. People will have to keep their eyes sharp during
the day as the birds’ coloring blends well with
the background. The burrow entrance is to the lower right
of the perch.
The OwlCam is a joint project among
the City of Cape Coral, LCEC, Sprint and National Media
Services. These agencies are working together to bring
you these images of Cape Coral wildlife.