Participate in the first global database
about the European little owl and its conservation.

LIFE CAMS. 24-hour live broadcast of the interior of the nest box

First in Spain

January to March begins the courtship and copulation period.

April and May breeding, incubation, hatching and feeding of the chicks.

June to August, the fledglings begin to become independent.

September to December, juveniles leave their native territory

Get involved in data collection, COLLABORATE!

Great news!!

A pair of resident little owls begin to display courtship behavior with complete confidence in a new box just placed a few days ago!

The tiny spot of IR light doesn’t seem to affect them at all. The enormous dilation of the pupils is observed, demonstrating the total darkness of the nest.

After completely adapting to the new nest, daylight will be activated gradually to observe the occupants in all their colours.
These visits began to be detected in just 2-3 days from its new placement.

Collaboration project with Directo Natura,, which, thanks to its support and original technology, once the camera is installed inside the nest box of the Little Owl Athene noctua, it will record videos of the highest quality and in colour (4k) live and direct 24 hours a day.

The videos will be uploaded to their YouTube channel and thanks to APIS (Application Programming Interface) we will be able to select a series of milestones to later be categorized according to the recorded event (laying, hatching, feeding, diseases, attacks…).

All video recorded will be public and open to collaboration, which experts will validate, undoubtedly providing numerous information about the species, over time.


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Little owls need large trees to nest in, which are currently in short supply. Installing nest boxes is necessary to increase the possibilities of encounters between pairs, reproduction, and raising of chicks.

To know more.

This small nocturnal bird of prey is suffering a significant deterioration in its populations in Spain, and despite its proximity, we still have significant gaps in its biology.

This project aims to advance knowledge and citizen awareness.

The overall objective is to know more enhancing its conservation of the European little owl population in Madrid and the Iberian Peninsula.



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Sponsor more video camera
for the outside of the nest and in other nests already located.


Participate in the Mochuelo Network as a scientist

Thanks to ie University_ Sustainability office for the initial help to start the project.