Year cycle of Looduskalender’s web cameras

Drawing: Juho Kalberg
Translation: Liis
Implementing transmissions by web cameras from nature requires its own measure of time for planning and preparations. Firstly, we need to know about the existence of species interesting to us, and their behaviour, nesting and much more.
 
Simultaneously the technical feasibility of a transmission, new solutions and applications are charted in consultations with specialists in the respective areas. Sometimes years may be used for the planning up to the launching of such a venture, and an unexpected forest felling or other disturbance of nature can thwart the project for years, making searches for new solutions or options necessary.
 
Naturally we have no assurances that the species that interest us will use the technically prepared locations for nesting in a particular year. Such knowledge requires a very substantial knowledge network of specialists and nature people, daily contacts, observing what happens in nature day by day in order to map out possible future and already existing camera projects and to introduce them successfully at the right moment, to present the unique individuality of Estonian nature to viewers.
 
In the framework of the international project "Eaglelife“, Kotkaklubi (Eagle club) and Ornitoloogiaühing (Estonian Ornithological Society) helped to instal web cameras at the Latvian eagles’ nests, with transmission by EeNet. We have shown these when our own eagles have not nested.
 
Forest camera (Metsakaamera). Tartu county
December - March

Winter bird feeder camera (Talilinnukaamera): Loodusemees.ee. Valga county
December - March

White-tailed eagle camera (Merikotkakaamera): Kotkaklubi. Lääne county
March - August

Black stork camera (Must-toonekure kaamera): Eagle Club, Estonian Ornithological Society. Lääne county
March - August

Lesser spotted eagle camera (Väike-konnakotkakaamera): Eagle Club, Estonian Ornithological Society. Jõgeva county
April-August

Osprey camera (Kalakotkakaamera):  Eagle Club, Estonian Ornithological Society. Tartu county
April-August

Grey seal monitoring camera (Hallhülge seirekaamera):  Promarine. Saare county
If possible all year

Red deer camera (Hirvekaamera): State Forest Management (RMK). Saare county
September-April

Tawny owl camera (Kakukaamera): Estonian Ornithological Society. Lääne county
March-May
 
Brown bear camera (Karukaamera): 360.ee. East Viru county
April to July and August to November

Käsmu shore camera (Käsmu rannakaamera): Käsmu Maritime Museum. West Viru county
January-December
 
Additionally test transmissions are carried out on an experimental basis.
Camera location information is given for the most recent transmission season.