It’s Summer in Florida – it’s hot, it’s muggy, it’s buggy. While there’s still plenty of fun to be had adventuring outside, on some days just the thought of going for a walk can make us feel sweaty.
Fortunately, there’s a way to watch wildlife from Florida and around the world in the comfort of our air-conditioned homes. Many organizations have set up webcams spotlighting everything from nesting birds to underwater wonders. These are some of our favorite streams for a glimpse into the outdoors.
Manatee Cam – Peek into the crystal blue waters at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs State Park. It’s the off season for manatees right now but there is still plenty to be seen at this Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site!
Arizona Bat Cam – Several species of bats can be seen roosting in a barn at the Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area.
Panama Fruit Feeders – Take a virtual tropical vacation to see colorful hummingbirds, tanagers, motmots and more.
St. Augustine Alligator Farm – This camera highlights Roseate Spoonbills, Wood Storks, herons, egrets and plenty of gators at the farm’s rookery.
Brooks Falls Bearcam – July is one of the best months to watch bears fish for salmon at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Up to 25 bears have been seen here at once!
Chesapeake Conservancy Osprey Cam – A pair of Ospreys, lovingly named Tom and Audrey, have been using a nest on the eastern shore of Maryland since 2009.
For even more virtual wildlife viewing, visit Explore.org/livecams for over 100 streams full of fascinating animals.