Help us Redesign, Repair, and Relaunch the Nest Cams!

August 28, 2016 by Rick Cunningham

Over the next 10 days we will design new supports for both cameras, on this tree or a nearby tree. We have leased an 85′ lift for a week – it arrives on Wednesday Aug 31 and we will work as needed through the week and weekend to get things running again. We need your help to finance the project. The lift will cost $1800 and we’re still trying to determine the other costs. We currently estimate from $700 to $1000 for materials to build new camera mounts, as well as to purchase new cabling for both cameras.

Today we received a pledge from an anonymous donor. This person will match, dollar for dollar, the first $500 of donations to the cause. This is a fantastic boost, and is a wonderful way to kick off the fundraising. Please consider supporting the project. Any level of donation will help, and with the community behind us, we hope to be back online within 10 days.

To donate to the cause, just click on the image below and you will be taken to PayPal where you can donate via credit card or with a PayPal account.



5 Responses to “Help us Redesign, Repair, and Relaunch the Nest Cams!”

  1. eliane mercy says:

    Elaine posted a comment in French, so we translated it – see below!

    Je suis cette merveilleuse aventure depuis 2 saisons .
    Et j’espère que cela continue encore .
    Un petit don , mais les petits ruiseaux font de grandes rivières .
    Merci pour ce bonheur

    I [have followed] this wonderful adventure for 2 seasons and I hope it continues.
    A small gift, but the small [streams combine to] make great rivers.
    Thank you for this happiness

    • Rick Cunningham says:

      Eliane,

      Merci pour votre don, et pour votre sollicitude, et surtout être un partisan en Belgique! Avec les encouragements de tout le monde, nous allons nous assurer que nous gardons cela va, aussi longtemps que possible avec cet arbre, puis nous allons trouver un autre grand nid. Cela a été une expérience incroyablement éducative pour nous tous, et beaucoup d’experts nous disent qu’ils ont acquis de nouvelles connaissances ainsi.

      Thanks for your donation, and for your concern, and especially for being a supporter in Belgium! With everyone’s encouragement, we’re going to make sure that we keep this going, for as long as we can with this tree, and then we’ll find another great nest. This has been an incredibly educational experience for all of us, and a lot of experts tell us that they’ve gained new insights as well.

  2. Linda Spencer says:

    Donation has been made. My brother and sister-in-law live at The Landings and when my husband and I visited in early June we saw the nest! Awesome! The GHO are awesome. Hope you can keep the cameras rolling. Thank you for all you do and the updates!

  3. Anne & Pete says:

    Thank you Rick for all your tireless efforts. I feel as though you are doing this for me personally!! I just love this site and hope that it will continue forever, as do so many from around the world?!!

  4. Donation made. Fell in love with these owls last year and learned more than from any book or zoo! Keep up the good work and thank you!

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