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 ...

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

LIVE safaris at Djuma & Arathusa are back!!



photo: Johan Dannhauser

WildEarth is super excited and proud to announce that LIVE safaris are back! On the 2nd November 2014, if all goes to plan, WE will begin broadcasting twice daily 3-hour safaris on the Internet. We will be traversing both Djuma and Arathusa game reserves and that means that all our favourite animal characters are back: Karula, the Nkuhuma lion pride, Shadow, Mvula and so many more.

This time we are broadcasting from 2 safari vehicles [the Jigga and now also "Wendy"] in the same show. That means that Will Fox [director] will cut between the two vehicles so that you see far more sightings and less driving around. To begin with Pieter Pretorius and Hayden Turner will be presenting from 2nd November to the 7th December. After that Marc Weiner and Scott Dyson will be joining us [8th December] and will carry us through to the 31st January 2015, when this series is scheduled to end.

In addition to broadcasting every safari LIVE on the Internet on wildearth.tv we will also be broadcasting on National Geographic's Big Cat Week website and during Big Cat Week [29th November to 7th December] we will be broadcasting our PM Safari LIVE on NG Wild and National Geographic TV channels in High Definition.
You will be able to ask questions via email and also Tweet using the #safarilive hashtag to help identify the cats we see and ask the hosts questions.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Welcome to the Chula Vista Barn Owls


WildEarth would like welcome the 'OwlCamGuy' and his Owl Channel to our growing group of passionate live wildlife broadcasters. 

The OwlChannel is the home of a family of wild barn owls. The owl box is located on the property of a home in Chula Vista, CA, USA and is known among its followers as The Hideout. It has two cameras inside it. Two other boxes on the property, The Lookout and The Outpost, house outside cameras. Together these four camera allow viewers to follow the coming and going both inside and outside of the HideOut in great detail.


The current pair of Barn Owls, Hans and Didi, tried for the their clutch in March of 2014 but were unfortunately unsuccessful. They are now back and have been seen mating, so we're crossing our fingers for more success in the next breeding season.

The cameras can be viewed on wildearth.tv as well as the OwlChannel's own website. Checking out and liking the OwlChannel's FaceBook page is another good way to easily follow Hans and Didi's continuing adventures.

Enjoy!

--Peter