Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Scott, Brent and Alex To Return To Djuma


WildEarth is pleased to announce that Scott Dyson and Brent Leo-Smith will be back at Djuma tomorrow. They will be joining Marc Weiner in presenting the live AM and PM drives on WildEarth Safaris.

Scott is a veteran of our team, has worked as a guide and camp manager in many reserves, including the Kruger National Park and Katavi National Park in Tanzania. 

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Brent joined us for live safaris on February 16, and had a memorable first AM safari, when his favourite animal, the African wild dog made an appearance. He grew up in and around nature reserves in Southern Africa and has worked in many parks and reserves throughout his career, including the Kruger National Park and at Londolozi Game Reserve.

Alex Voz will also be making his way back to Djuma to work on the Jigga in order for us to have two vehicles on the road again. 

Friday, 13 February 2015

Fourth Hatch For The Chula Vista Barn Owls


The Chula Vista barn owls have successfully hatched four eggs this breeding season. At 07:20 UTC, the fourth egg hatched, and this is Hans and Didi's first successful clutch of eggs.

The owlets, Tiki, Rosco, Cooper and Stanley will be watched with great interest on the Chula Vista cams.


WE hope these darlings will continue to thrive under their parents' care and fledge in the coming months. Visit The Owl Channel for more information, and watch the owls live on the Chula Vista - Hideout 1, Chula Vista - Hideout 2 , Chula Vista Lookout and  Chula Vista Outpost cams.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Institute for Wildlife Studies joins WildEarth



WildEarth would like to welcome the Institute of Wildlife Studies and their bald eagle cams to our community.
IWS was founded in 1979 as a non-profit organisation with the aim of gathering information on biodiversity and initiating long term studies into the resource requirements of various species. Their research teams work in regions all over the world, including Ghana, Mongolia, Swaziland and the west and east coasts of the US.
They have joined us with 6 cams, namely, Humboldt Bay PTZ, Humboldt Bay Top, Sauces Canyon, Pelican Harbor Nest, Two Harbors and West End Nest. All these cams focus on the bald eagles who make California their home during breeding season.
We look forward to many hours of great footage of this threatened species of raptor in the coming 2015 season.
For more information on IWS and the vital work they do on the natural world, visit www.iws.org.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Our first LIVE birth for 2015



This cam on which it happened is located in Harrisburg, Missouri, and is something new for WildEarth as it is not a wild cam. It features ewes, reared by young Caleb as part of a 4-H project (4-h.org). 
Caleb showed his first lamb three years ago, and then purchased two ewes and a ram a year later. These ewes each had twins, and he showed the best one at the 4-H County Show, this past summer. He added two more ewes this summer, and is hoping for a total of eight lambs to be born this year. As Caleb and his family cannot monitor them around the clock, he has asked us for our help with this as they get closer to giving birth to their lambs and alert them (his mom) once we see a birth starting. The e-mail a notification can be sent to is: birthalert@wildearth.tv and this will be automatically forwarded to Caleb's mom.
Well, the first three of them were born last night and Caleb and his mom were alerted in time by a shepherd on the Gotland Island off of the coast of Sweden! This happened at 2:37 AM Missouri time and without the alert they would have missed the event.

Hopefully more lambs will arrive and as ewes often give birth fairly close together we might be in for an exciting numbers of days or weeks here! Check out the camera at http://wildearth.tv/cam/missouri-lambing-cam, follow #birthwatch on Twitter and like the cam's Facebook page.

Click on the images below to watch videomarks of the births:

http://wildearth.tv/videomark/first-and-second-births




http://wildearth.tv/videomark/third-birth


--Peter

Sunday, 2 November 2014

#SafariLive begins ...

photo Rafael Garcia

Well the day has finally arrived ... LIVE safaris at Djuma and Arathusa!!! :-)

Today at 16h00 CAT [Central African Time] WE will be going out on our first LIVE drive of this series. This will be around 09h00 EST [Eastern Standard Time] ... remember that the United States moved from daylight savings time today. Expect the drive at 06h00 Pacific.

We will be driving for 3 hours per game drive and so will end at 19h00 CAT [12h00 EST and 09h00 PST].

There will also be another show each day in the African morning, which we are going to call: "the sunrise drive/safari". This LIVE broadcast will begin at 06h00 CAT and run for 3 hours till 09h00 CAT. 23h00 to 02h00 EST and 20h00 to 23h00 PST.

All safari shows will be broadcast on WildEarth [www.wildearth.tv/cam/wildearth-safaris] and on NatGeo [www.wildsafarilive.com] both the sunrise and sunset safaris.

Please remember that you can email questions through to our final control at questions@wildearth.tv we will also be monitoring #SafariLive on Twitter so if you are tweeting don't forget to use this hashtag.

Above all we need you all to appreciate that this is our first rehearsal safari and there are going to be problems, technical gremlins and a lot of learning and catching up. Please be gentle with us ...