LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST, CALIF.—Nature is coming to viewers live over the internet, as the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in Ventura County, Calif., is once again livestreaming a newborn, endangered California condor chick. This is the third year in a row that a livestream has been made available for watching a condor chick.
“The livestreaming nest camera allows people from around the world to personally connect with these magnificent and endangered birds, and learn what is needed to save them,” said Joseph Brandt, supervisory wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Hopper Mountain NWR.
Last year’s livestream of a California condor chick hatching garnered 1 million views from 150 countries.
The Hopper Mountain NWR nest camera is made possible through the financial and technical support of the USFWS, the Santa Barbara Zoo, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund and Friends of California Condors Wild and Free.
The livestream can be watched here.