Currently, you can view SIX live animal cams on this page.

 

Here are all the featured locations that you need to watch:

 

I think you will find that the animal cams below are some of the best and most entertaining you will find. They all feature high definition cameras and stream live 24/7, 365 days per year!

 

All of the cams below show backyard animals that are common to their specific region. With a little planning and patience, almost anyone can make their yard more wildlife-friendly. Make sure to provide food, water, shelter, and hiding places.

 

In addition, I have come to know all of the cam owners below personally and consider them my friends. Each one of them cares deeply for the wildlife they feed and are dedicated to creating an environment at their home that benefits animals.

 


There are 3 ways you can support Bird Watching HQ:

 

1. Save this page and visit OFTEN!

  • There is always something new to watch, and I am continually looking for unique animal cameras to add. 🙂

 

2. Subscribe to my Youtube channel HERE.

  • Currently, I have FOUR live animal cams streaming. Plus, you will be made aware when highlight videos are uploaded!  VIEW NOW! 

 

3. Check out one of my other LIVE camera pages:

 

Please know that any support you show is never expected, but much appreciated! 🙂

 

Now here are the cameras!

 


#1. Live Animal Cam in Ohio

 

This animal camera points at the ground underneath my bird feeders, which gives an incredible opportunity to observe ground-foraging birds and many species of mammals. It’s active, whether it’s day or night, and features incredible night vision! Are you ready for opossums, raccoons, squirrels, deer, and birds?

 

My name is Scott, and I live in a suburban neighborhood in northeast Ohio, close to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I have been feeding the wildlife in my backyard for a few years and am still amazed at the incredible variety of species that visit. My goal is to keep transforming our one-acre yard into a place that attracts animals and birds by planting native plants and providing shelter (such as nest boxes and brush piles).

 

Please remember that this camera is situated only about 100 feet from the back door of my house. It’s common to see my dog running around, my kids playing and saying something to the cameras, or me filling the feeders. I‘m sorry if we accidentally scare away something you were watching. 🙂

 

I also have a second cam that watches my bird feeders, which is located above this one!

 

COMMON WILDLIFE YOU CAN OBSERVE:

Birds: Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, American Crow, House Sparrow, Common Grackle, Mourning Dove, and sometimes even a Mallard duck.

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, and corn

 

What does the surrounding area look like?

 

Camera Set-Up: 

 


#2: Wild Animal Cam in Germany

 

This LIVE animal cam is located in Recke, Germany, and is hosted by Thomas. In addition to birds and pheasants, it’s common to see HEDGEHOGS at night (except in winter when they hibernate)!

 

The feeding station is near a road, so occasionally, you hear cars and tractors passing. Thomas is dedicated to attracting animals to his backyard. In addition to his feeding station, he has been installing nesting boxes for various species. To view a neat panoramic of the area surrounding the feeders, please click on this link!

 

Thomas has a second camera that streams the birds on his feeders:

 

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

  • The houses you see in the back are for hedgehogs to hibernate inside. Currently, they are uninhabited.

 

FEATURED FEEDERS:

  • Homemade feeding tray!
  • Ceramic water bowl

 

MOST COMMON FOODS USED:

  • Meat, insects, egg, and fruit to attract hedgehogs.
  • Black-oil sunflower seed and oats.

 

CAMERA SET UP:

 


#3: Birmingham, Alabama

 

Ken hosts this LIVE feeding station. The animal camera is on the ground in his backyard, which is located in Alabama. Deer, opossum, and many birds are frequent visitors!

 

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 his 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.

 

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, Raccoons, & Virginia Opossums. We are hoping to see an armadillo appear in front of the camera someday!

 

*An Axis P1448-LE camera is used for streaming, along with Camstreamer.

 


#4: Live Animals in the Czech Republic

 *This camera will be down until later in 2020.*

 

This live animal cam is generously shared with us from the  Makov Animal Rescue in the Czech Republic. You can expect to see a wide variety of European birds and small mammals.

 

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

 

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 off the seeds.

 

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, Great and Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Hawfinch, Eurasian Red Squirrel, Pine Marten, Hedgehog, Tawny Owl, mice, and more!

 


#5. Hummingbirds in California

 

Carole provides this hummingbird camera at her home in Los Angeles, California.

 

Carole has been consistently feeding hummingbirds at this location for eight years, which is one of the reasons she attracts so many visitors. On a typical day, she has to refill the feeders THREE times! The hummers drink the nectar so quickly that you can almost see the sugar water going down.

 

In addition to these feeders, ten others are off-camera, as well as many nectar-rich plants. You never have to worry that these hummingbirds are hungry. 🙂

 

THE HUMMINGBIRD SPECIES YOU MAY SEE:

  • Year-round, daily visitors: Anna’s, Allen’s
  • Summer only: Black-chinned
  • Spring and Fall Migration: Rufous
  • Rare: Costa’s, Calliope
  • *Hooded Orioles often visit the feeders to sip nectar.*

*For help with identification, check out this Hummingbird Species ID Guide

 

THE FEEDERS AND ANT GUARDS CAROLE USES:

 

Live Streaming Information:


#6. Pretoria, South Africa

 

This animal webcam is located in a suburban garden backyard in Pretoria, South Africa. Apart from Pretoria being at 4,600 feet (1400 m) above sea level, the feeding station is situated between the trees about 20 feet (6m) above ground level.

 

This animal camera is brought to us by the Allen’s, who have been live-streaming since 2010! Please enjoy this small contribution from this wonderful family, as they love sharing a little window into Africa and the wonderful blessings from nature, highlighting the importance of taking good care of our valuable environment.

 

The feeder was custom designed and built from teak hardwood, which is resistant to the weather and easy to disinfect.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

WHAT FOODS ARE FED? 

 

Fruit is typically used, such as apples, bananas, and pears. You will also see specially prepared saw meat and suet served several times per day.

 

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON ANIMALS THAT APPEAR?

 

Birds:

African grey hornbill, Grey go-away-bird, Ring-necked dove, Cape sparrow, Arrow-marked babbler, Speckled Mousebird, Cape starling, Red-winged starling, Black-collared barbet, Greenwood hoopoe, Burchell’s coucal, Crested Barbet, Black-headed Weaver, Karoo thrush (Lyster), Common Bulbul, Southern boubou, Speckled pigeon, and Hadeda ibis.

 

Mammals:

Large Spotted Genet, Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat, Lesser Bushbaby

  • All three of these species can be seen at night on the camera!

 

To learn which species you are watching, make sure to head over to the Bird Watching HQ YouTube page. Click on the South African stream, and you can chat LIVE with people who can help. 🙂

 

WHAT TYPE OF CAMERA IS USED FOR STREAMING? 

Currently, a Vivotec 3MP bullet cam is used, streaming at 1080p. 

 


4 Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. Where are the animals?

Please remember that all the live cameras you find on this page feature WILD animals. Food is continually provided to try and attract them, but you never know when they will make an appearance.

 

Also, keep in mind that the live streams above stretch across many different time zones. It might be late afternoon in Ohio, but that means it’s night time in the Czech Republic and early afternoon in California. Each camera has periods when they are most active, which is typically early in the morning.

 

Lastly, all the animal cameras have excellent night vision, which allows you to view nocturnal wildlife!

 

2. 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:

 

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

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

 

4. 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 LIVE chat on Youtube.

5 responses to “6 LIVE Animal Cams From Around The World (2020)”

  1. Mark says:

    What happened to Birmingham Ken’s stresm

  2. OLIVIA!! says:

    This site has lots of live animal cams:

    https://explore.org/livecams

    Also, love the article!

  3. Gregory J Miller says:

    for a live feed- sorry

  4. Gregory J Miller says:

    Hello, can you recommend a moderately priced bird camera. We have a cabin in northern MN and would like to watch the birds when we are in Mpls.

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