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I thought I'll post it - I've found a live video on youtube of a kakapo nest.
On the yt description it's written that this nest belongs to a female named Rakiura, which raises two foster babies. At this moment I don't see any babies, nor adult, maybe you will have more luck ๐Ÿ˜›
 
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Oh no, why doesn't the link work any longer?

Wait - I'm lucky. I clicked the yt icon and somehow in the suggestions I got the same cam video:

Maybe they had some kind of breakdown and they needed a new link
And I still have no luck. But I visited the video at the same time as yesterday, so maybe at this time, she is out
 
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Lol, I've been coming back to this video and finally there's a kakapo :)
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Hi, I found a new live feed of a kakapo web cam on the new zealand government conservation site. Iโ€™m not sure how to copy the link so I will say: I searched on โ€œ kakapo web camโ€ to bring a currrnt camera up and the site had a current date and discussed chicks from 2022.

www.doc.govt.nz/kakapocam

From the site: โ€œIn this nest is the breeding female Rakiura who laid four eggs at the beginning of this season. Unfortunately, all her eggs were infertile, but she has been a great foster mum to chicks Solstice-A2-2022 and Solstice-A3-2022.โ€
 
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The video link is updated in each few days. I thought that nobody is interested, so I wasn't updating
 
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I'm not mad, sorry if it sounded so. Honestly, even I stopped looking because I was bored of it๐Ÿ˜‰
 

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Donโ€™t worry about it! I was just excited to find a link that worked.

I would really like to see a wild Quaker parakeet nest cam but I havenโ€™t found one. I just emailed someone in Austin Texas where they have a program to rehome baby Quaker parakeets which are in nests that must be torn down. Austin wildlife department and their Audubon society and the power agency work together on this. I thought if they already have that licensing then maybe it wouldnโ€™t be much harder to get a license to install a wireless webcam in a nest. After all, they are already monitoring them.

I am trained as a zoologist/ bird specialist and am not able to work due to terrible arthritis. Iโ€™d love to watch wild Quaker parakeets and I bet one could get some useful information either from professionals or from citizen scientists monitoring nest cameras. Besides that it would be good publicity for the parakeets to show their family life and cute babies.
 
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I am trained as a zoologist/ bird specialist
Cool! I have a small dream to work (prob temporary) with wild or endangered birds, right now I study environment protection but honestly - I don't learn much about animals and I feel like I will never be able to work with birds. I've written to two bird-related organizations and one bird rescue center but I failed... in one place there was no place, another didn't reply me (with one I was writing a bit longer but after I wrote about my experience, the conversation was ended). I feel sorry that you can't work because of your health :cry:


I'm not surprised why there aren't any QP cams - I think that rarer birds are more often available on such cameras and QP is a feral species (but maybe I'm wrong... kakapo is the first parrot species I see to be available online)

I thought, I'll give the yt link, maybe somebody has some troubles with the above link, or I don't know
 

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the Austin Texas Audubon society may be involved in rehabbing displaced Quaker parakeet babies, but they are not interested in placing a nest cam. They โ€œprefer to devote resources to native species.โ€

It seems to me that a Quaker parakeet nest cam would be a potential money maker that might fund the rescue baby rehab. Who wouldnโ€™t want a cute baby QP t shirt or stuffed animal, or to adopt a baby in a nest youโ€™re watching?

So I will message someone else. (Not the executive director of Austin TX Audubon society). I have a couple of people in mind already but assumed that since Audubon society was helping to raise these babies they were QP positive.
 
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The link update:

btw I've just realized that Heather's link is better - there the video is updated all the time
 

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Reuters news agency had a nice article about the increase in the kฤkฤpล population a few days ago, with some great video of the chicks :)

 

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