Currently, you can view FOUR live animal cams.

 

#1: Akron, Ohio (USA)

  • This animal camera points at the ground underneath my bird feeders! It’s active, whether it’s day or night, and features incredible night vision! Are you ready for opossums, raccoons, squirrels, deer, and birds?

 

#2: Recke, Germany

  • We are fortunate that Thomas streams his animal cam, which sits below his bird feeders. In addition to birds and pheasants, it’s common to see HEDGEHOGS almost every night!

 

#3: Birmingham, Alabama

  • Ken set up an animal camera on the ground in his backyard, suburban home in Alabama. Deer, opossum, and many birds are frequent visitors!

 

#4: Makov, Czech Republic

  • You can expect to see a wide variety of European birds and small mammals with an extreme close up view! Since this feeding location is inside an animal rescue, don’t be surprised to see deer and storks in the background that can’t be returned to the wild.

 

*Click here to see our collection of BIRD FEEDER cameras, which features partnerships from AROUND the world.*

 

Do you have a question about the animal cams? Or do you need worksheets to use while watching?

Then check out the list of 7 Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom for answers!

 


If you feel inclined, there are 3 ways to support the animal cams:

 

1. Donate to food and future expansion! LEARN MORE HERE.

  • Or use Paypal –> [email protected]. live animal cams donation
  • Please consider a monthly recurring donation. 🙂

 

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  • View ALL the bird feeders featured in the live streams, along with cameras, binoculars, books, etc.

 

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Please know that any support you show is never expected, but greatly appreciated! 🙂 Now, here are the cameras!

 


#1. Live Animal Cam (Akron, Ohio)

  • Started streaming October 2018.

My animal camera points underneath my bird feeders. This location gives an incredible opportunity to observe ground-foraging birds and many species of mammals.

 

Common Birds: Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, American Crow, House Sparrow, Common Grackle, and Mourning Dove.

Common Mammals: Virginia Opossum, Eastern Cottontail (rabbit), Eastern Gray Squirrel, American Red Squirrel, Eastern Chipmunk, White-tailed Deer, Red Fox, Groundhog, and raccoons.

 

Featured Feeders: (links take you to Amazon to see prices)

 

Most Common Foods Used:

  • Sunflower kernels, peanuts, safflower, and corn

 

What does the surrounding area look like?

Camera Set-Up: 

 


#2: Live Animal Cam (Recke, Germany)

  • Started streaming September 2019

 

This LIVE stream is located in Recke, Germany, and is hosted by Thomas.

 

The feeding station is near a road, so occasionally, you hear cars and tractors passing.  You can help Thomas pay for the food costs and enhancements by donating using PayPal: [email protected] or use THIS link for a credit card.

 

Thomas has a camera that streams the birds on his feeders located ABOVE.

 

COMMON ANIMALS OBSERVED: Hedgehog, Pheasant, Common Blackbird, Blue Tit, House Sparrow

 

FEATURED FEEDERS:

  • Homemade feeding trays!

 

MOST COMMON FOODS USED:

  • Meat, insects, egg, and fruit to attract hedgehogs.
  • Various bird seeds.

 

CAMERA SET UP:

  • Cam used for live streaming: (link takes you to Amazon)
  • The microphone is Behringer C-2, with Behringer HA400 amplifier.
  • Software: CamStreamer

 


#3: Ground Cam (Birmingham, Alabama)

  • Started streaming November 2019.

 

This LIVE animal feeding station is located in Birmingham, Alabama (USA) and is hosted by Ken.

 

Ken is recently retired from real estate banking.  He has grown kids and enjoys wildlife photography, playing and recording music, golf, and travel with his wife. You can view Ken’s photography at his website HERE.

 

Ken’s house is in a suburban neighborhood, southeast of downtown Birmingham, AL along the U.S. Hwy 280 corridor.  There are lots of deciduous trees around, which attract a lot of wildlife.  The houses in the neighborhood are VERY close to one another with narrow but deep lots.

 

If you want to donate directly to Ken to help him pay for food and technology costs, you can do that using this link.

 

FEATURED BIRD FEEDERS: (Affiliate links go to Amazon)

 

MOST COMMON FOODS USED: 🦉
  • Black sunflower seed, shelled sunflower, corn, millet, peanuts, and safflower seed.

 

COMMON ANIMALS OBSERVED: 🐤
  • Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, Blue Jays, House Sparrows, White-tailed Deer, Eastern Chipmunks, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, and rabbits. We are hoping to see an armadillo appear in front of the camera!

 

CAMERA SET UP: 🦅

 


#4: Live Bird / Animal Cam (Czech Republic)

This stream is generously shared with us from the  Makov Animal Rescue in the Czech Republic. In the background, you may see deer, storks, or other animals roaming around, as we are watching inside the rescue station, and many animals are allowed to roam freely! The deer lost their mothers at a young age and can’t be returned to the wild.

 

The area has 35 aviaries with an area of 4000 square meters! It accepts all injured, sick, or otherwise handicapped wild animals, takes care of abandoned baby animals, and provides them professional treatment and enables their return to the wild when possible.

 

An integral part of the rescue station´s activities is environmental education. More than 10,000 people per year typically visit, and the majority of them are children.

 

If you enjoy this camera, PLEASE consider donating directly to Makov Animal Rescue. As with most non-profits, funds are tight, and money goes directly toward helping the animals. You can use PayPal HERE.

 

FEATURED FEEDER:
The only feeder used is a simple basket that is filled each day halfway to avoid wasting food. You can’t see it, but the feeding station has a Plexiglas roof that keeps the rain out of the food.

 

MOST COMMON FOODS USED:
Sunflowers, nuts, corn, rowan berries.

 

COMMON ANIMALS OBSERVED:
Greenfinch, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Collared Dove, Tree Sparrow, Eurasian Jay, woodpeckers, Eurasian Red Squirrel, Pine Marten, Hedgehog, mice, and more!

 

CAMERA SET UP:

  • Cam used for live streaming: Axis Q1615 (discontinued)
  • Streaming-Software: CamStreamer

 


7 Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. Do you have any worksheets to use while watching?

Yes! We have heard from numerous schools and retirement communities that enjoy using our live animal cameras to help facilitate learning and fun.

To see our current list of activities and worksheets, please view the page below:

 

2. What foods or feeders are you currently using?

  • Due to seasonality and my experimentation, I continuously rotate feeders and try different food combinations. This fact makes it hard to display a list of exactly the products you see in the live stream. If you have a specific question, please ask in the live chat on YouTube, and I or someone else from the community will answer.

 

3. Where can I purchase *insert bird feeder*?

 

4. How did you manage to stop or slow down squirrels?

 

5. Blackbirds, such as grackles or starlings, are driving me crazy! How can I get them to go away?

  • Blackbirds can overwhelm bird feeders when they visit in a giant flock. Whenever this happens to me, I have found the most effective way to discourage these aggressive birds is to change the food that I am using.

 

6. How much food do you go through, and how much do you spend?

  • As you can imagine, the amount of bird food and seed that gets eaten each day is highly variable and depends on the weather, season, and the birds that visit. But as an average, I probably go through about 5 lbs of food per day. As for how much I spend to feed all these hungry animals, currently, I am paying about $250/month!

 

7. This looks amazing, and I want a live animal camera in my backyard! How do I do it?

  • Before you start the endeavor of setting up live cams, let me give you a few warnings. First, it’s highly addictive, and I check my cameras ALL THE TIME! Second, it is not cheap, and it requires some technical knowledge. I spent a lot of time researching different cameras, streaming software, and exactly how to make everything work! But if you’re interested, I wrote a guide to get you started:

 

For any additional questions, please ask in the comments below!