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Sandhill Crane Cam Goes Live! - Arizona Game & Fish Commission

Posted by Tim Sears on January 14 2016 | Categories: INNOVATION

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The Arizona Game & Fish Commission, with the help of HDOnTap’s system design, live HD streaming, & installation services, have successfully brought the Sandhill Cranes of White Water Draw in southeastern Arizona live to the internet for audiences around the world to enjoy! The camera system delivers a high-definition live webcam stream that can be viewed on the Arizona Fish & Game Commission website!

 

 

The remote location of White Water Draw required HDOnTap engineers to design an off-grid solution using solar panels, deep cycle batteries, wireless network bridging as well as some creative construction efforts on the part of the installation team (consisting of HDOnTap engineers & the Arizona Fish & Game staff).

 

 

This live stream is part of the Arizona Fish & Game’s Watchable Wildlife Program, which benefits wildlife through a heightened public awareness of the value of wildlife and habitat, and the need to conserve irreplaceable assets.

 

“Arizona Game and Fish conserves and manages the state’s wildlife in trust for Arizona’s residents. So, it’s a priority for the department to connect and engage the public with their wildlife. This camera gives anyone with an internet connection the opportunity to see the magnificent sight of thousands of cranes at one of their primary wintering sites.”

Randy Babb, Watchable Wildlife Program Manager
Arizona Game and Fish Department

 

 

The live stream will be offered from October, when cranes first start to arrive at Whitewater Draw, through March or early April when the birds leave to migrate to northern nesting grounds.

 

About Sandhill Cranes

Worldwide there are 15 species of cranes scattered across the globe. Most of these are found in the old world. Many are either threatened or endangered due to a variety of reasons with habitat loss being chief among them. Cranes are one of the oldest extant linages of birds arising as a group more than 60 million years ago. Their prehistoric presence in the United States is confirmed by 10 million year old fossilized remains from Nebraska. These ancient origins are evidenced not only by the way cranes look but also in their calls and flight. 
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Author: Tim Sears

Tim has self funded, founded and grown numerous technology based companies including Internet Service Providers, Colocation Datacenters and webcam streaming networks. Having studied mechanical engineering and cognitive science at...

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I watch the cam this morning. It was awesome. Thank you very much for let me watch the birds

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The Arizona Game & Fish Commission, with the help of HDOnTap’s system design, live HD streaming, & installation services. http://www.aaacgulf.net/ This live stream is part of the Arizona Fish & Game’s Watchable Wildlife Program, which benefits wildlife through a heightened public awareness of the value of wildlife and habitat, and the need to conserve irreplaceable assets.

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looking forward to this great project to begin live streaming, wow, what a smart sustainable set up!

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I am trying to find the way to access the WHITEWATER CRANE camera, and have looked for the site which explains how I can do this. I looked at about 5 different sites, and cannot find the way. May I suggest that you create a site with one object: HOW TO UPLOAD THE WHITEWATER SANDHILL CRANE CAMERA.

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