Xcel Energy Owl Cam

Background

We have one owl nest established at the Fort St. Vrain Station, Platteville, Colo. This station uses an infrared camera that operates under low-light conditions because of the nocturnal habits of owls.

The Fort St. Vrain nest box is positioned on the side of the vacant reactor building at the decommissioned nuclear plant.

Watch the streaming live video at Fort St. Vrain and check for tweets about the great horned owls on Twitter.

Owl Cam

Owl Facts

About

This pair of owls nest at our Fort St. Vrain Station in Platteville, Colorado. Their 2-foot-wide by 1-foot-deep nest box is positioned on the side of the vacant reactor building at the decommissioned nuclear plant. Owls return to the nest in the winter and conduct nesting activities from January to May. The nest has been active for years.

Interested in corresponding with other Bird Cam viewers? Join the BirdCam Forum available through the Raptor Resource Project.