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Murrysville backyard webcam ranked among YouTube’s top 20 in Pennsylvania

Mary Ann Thomas
Deer captured on a webcam set up in a Murrysville backyard.

Several live outdoor webcams in a Murrysville backyard have been ranked among the top 20 best YouTube channels in Pennsylvania.

The distinction was made by Feedspot , a content reader that pulls Internet users’ favorite websites in one place.

Feedspot’s editorial team based their top 20 — which included TribLive ranked — on content quality, post consistency, age of the channel and the number of social shares, subscribers and views, according to Anuj Agarwal, Feedspot founder.

The Murrysville outdoor webcams operator Bill Powers was elated.

Powers is the founder of PixController, now CSE Inc., an environmental surveillance equipment company known for its wildlife webcams, including the ones for the Pittsburgh Hays and Harmar bald eagles.

But Powers received the Feedspot ranking for webcams that he set up outside his Murrysville home documenting deer, screech owls, bluebirds and other wildlife.

“We started streaming our first wildlife webcam over a deer feeder in the back woods at my house in 2004,” he said. “We broadcast this to the public and quickly found that people all over the world enjoyed watching the different local species at the feeder.”

Due to business changes with the streaming service, last year, Powers moved the eagle webcams along with the ones in his Murrysville backyard to YouTube in early 2018.

Power’s wildlife webcam channel includes three feeder cameras and eight nest box cameras.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary Ann at 724-226-4691, [email protected] or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.

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