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The Howie and Holly Nestbox Cam

Welcome to the 2020 nesting season! Keep track of the owls on the live cam below.

Howie and Holly are Western Screech-owls in northwest Tucson, Arizona. Screech-owls are sexually dimorphic in size so the bigger owl you see is the female, Holly and the smaller one is the male, Howie. When it’s cold they both puff up and it’s hard to tell by size but you can see a bit of a white arch on the back of Holly’s head.

Owls will use nestboxes year-round for roosting and during breeding season for nesting. Check out the timeline on the right side of the page to see if you missed anything.

This live-feed camera is part of Tucson Audubon’s Desert Nestbox Initiative and is made possible by donations.

Questions or comments? Email us at nestbox@tucsonaudubon.org

Follow along with clips from Howie and Holly timeline!

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March 18, 2020. Holly pushe Howie out of the box, reveals 5 eggs

March 13, 2020. Holly talks softly with Howie, reveals 4 eggs

March 10, 2020. Holly reveals three eggs!

March 7, 2020. Holly returns to her TWO EGGS with snack!

March 6, 2020. Holly can hear the Javelina walking by outside

March 3, 2020. Feeding and first egg laid

January 30, 2020. Howie and Holly are seen in the nestbox together

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

color_square_face_right

Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447