Channel Islands Live Peregrine Falcon Webcam

The Peregrine Falcon Webcam provides an intimate view of the breeding and nesting behavior of peregrine falcons on Anacapa Island.

Historically, peregrine falcons were common residents on all eight of the California Channel Islands. Their numbers plummeted across much of the northern hemisphere starting in the late 1940s. Banning of DDT and nearly 30 years of effort to recover peregrine falcons are beginning to show spectacular results.

Today, there are at least 45 pairs of peregrine falcons holding territories with successful nests on eight islands following their extirpation in 1955 as a result of the effects of DDT.

-On 5/20, biologist will band the two chicks. Banding young peregrines provides important information on the birds' movements and is essential to understanding their habitat needs year-round. These bands are uniquely lettered and numbered so that if the falcons are observed later they can be identified. When the birds are banded they are also checked for overall health and condition. Biologists try to complete the banding process as quickly as possible to reduce the amount of stress on the birds.

-During the non-nesting season this camera displays views from Cathedral Cove on Anacapa Island.


If there is a problem with the video on this page, please view the live stream at There is no technical support regarding this stream. However, we do welcome your feedback: e-mail us

The Channel Islands Live Pereginre Falcon Webcam was made possible through a partnership with the National Park Service,, Ventura County Office of Education, and the Institute for Wildlife Studies.

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Last updated: May 16, 2018

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