Update on Indiana DNR Barn Owls Nest Cam

A pair of barn owls in Indiana whose nest is visible through a webcam has laid a second round of eggs after none of the first three owlets survived, the Indiana DNR has announced, adding that this second clutch of eggs has produced five owlets. In 2013, this nest was one of only 18 known barn owl nests in the state. The Indiana DNR says barn owls are endangered in Indiana due to habitat loss.  This pair has been living in a DNR-built nest box inside a metal pole barn since 2009.The nest cam is run by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife.  Research and information on barn owls are supported by donations to the Indiana Nongame Wildlife Fund. The Indiana DNR says this year the fund is in peril, with donations down by more than 50 percent. You can watch the owl family at wildlife.IN.gov/8183.htm. Nest boxes for barn owls have been placed by the Wildlife Diversity Program of the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife since 1984. Information on the Wildlife Diversity Program is at wildlife.IN.gov/2356.htm.