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The Howie and Holly Nestbox Cam

Welcome to the 2021 nesting season! Get a glimpse into this intimate part of owl lives via live feed or highlight clips!

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.

Howie and Holly have hosted a camera in their nestbox for the last 3 years. Check out their previous adventures on our YouTube Channel and don’t forget to subscribe!

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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April 5, 2021 Timelapse of Holly’s incubation night. She stays in for the most part while Howie hunts for her.

March 31, 2021 Fourth egg is here. Looks like a complete clutch. Incubation should start now. Nestlings in about a month!

March 27, 2021 Third egg is here! Incubation starts after last egg is laid. Not yet!

March 24, 2021 Owls lay every 3 days. We now have 2!

March 21, 2021 Howie and Holly welcome their first egg

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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