Currently, you can view SEVEN live bird cams.

 

#1: Akron, Ohio (USA)

  • The live camera that started it all! It’s pointed at my personal bird feeding station with dozens of different species every day, including Northern Cardinals, goldfinches, woodpeckers, and Blue Jays.

 

#2: Recke, Germany

  • I have partnered with a bird feeding enthusiast in Germany to bring you another camera to view! Thomas has a very active feeding station, with completely different birds than my own feeders, such as Blue Tits and Great Tits.

 

#3: Wigan, United Kingdom

  • This bird feeding station belongs to Dave and is located in his backyard. Wigan is a residential city in England. Some of my favorite birds that can be seen are European Goldfinches and Robins!

 

#4: Krotoszyn, Poland

  • Szymon is responsible for this peaceful, wooded feeding station in Poland. Most of the feeders are homemade!

 

#5: Hoogezand, Netherlands

  • This beautiful stream comes from inside the backyard of Danny, who lives in the Netherlands.

 

#6: Birmingham, Alabama (USA)

  • Ken’s backyard is the first cam we have where it’s possible to see Eastern Bluebirds and Northern Mockingbirds. It’s incredible the amount of diversity he gets in a busy suburb.

 

#7: Alberta, Canada

  • Jessica provides a stunning bird feeding station that resides in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Look for the flickers eating suet and the Blue Jays taking all the peanuts!

 

*Click HERE to see our collection of live ANIMAL cameras, which features more feeding stations from AROUND the world.*

 

Do you have a question about the bird 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 live cams:

 

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

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

 

2. Shop at my Amazon store: View Now!  

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

 

3. Come back and visit often!

  • Add this page to your favorites and visit daily. It’s fun to watch the wildlife change through the seasons.
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Please know that any support you show is never expected, but greatly appreciated! 🙂 Now here are the cameras!

 


#1. Bird Feeder Cam in Akron, Ohio

  • Started streaming September 2018.

My live bird cam watches our feeding station which is located at the back of my yard, just on the edge of the woods where the grass meets some trees. Nearby is a small swamp that attracts many wetland birds and also an open field with many native flowers.

 

I also have a camera that streams the animals BELOW my bird feeders.

 

Common Birds Observed:

Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch, House Finch, House Sparrow, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Common Grackle, European Starling, Mourning Dove, and Black-capped Chickadee.

 

Featured Bird Feeders:

View a list and description of the feeders you will see in my stream by reading this article: The 15 BEST Bird Feeders In MY Backyard!

 

Most Common Foods Used:

  • Sunflower kernels, peanuts, safflower, nyjer seed, and suet.

 

What does the surrounding area look like?


Camera Set-Up: 

 


#2: Bird Feeder Cam (Recke, Germany)

  • Started streaming July 2019.

This LIVE bird feeder cam is located in Recke, Germany and is hosted by Thomas!

 

The bird feeding station is near a road, so occasionally you hear cars and tractors. To view a neat panoramic of the area surrounding the feeders, please click on this link!

 

Thomas has a camera that streams the animals BELOW his bird feeders.

 

You can help him pay for the food costs by donating using PayPal – [email protected] – or use THIS link for a credit card.

 

COMMON BIRDS OBSERVED: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, sparrows. If you are lucky, you may spot a hedgehog at night on the ground!

 

FEEDERS THAT THOMAS USES:

 

MOST COMMON FOODS USED:

  • Grain mix with dried fruits, fat balls/dumplings, sunflower seeds, peanuts, dried mealworms.

 

CAMERA SET UP:

 


#3: Bird Feeder Cam (Wigan, UK)

  • Started streaming October 2019.

This LIVE bird feeder cam is hosted by Dave and he lives in a residential neighborhood in England, only a few doors down from a school. He has two younger children, and sometimes you can even see a homemade feeder that his daughter built. 🙂

 

You can help him pay for food costs by donating using PayPal.

 

COMMON BIRDS OBSERVED: Robin, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Magpie, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Collared Dove, and Wood Pigeon.

 

FEEDERS DAVE USES:

 

MOST COMMON FOODS USED:

  • Sunflower hearts, peanuts, seed mix (suet pieces, grain, corn, barley, sunflower seeds), suet logs, dried mealworms, bread, and fat balls in winter.

 

CAMERA SET UP: 

 


#4. Krotoszyn, Poland

  • The stream started in October 2019.

 

This stream is generously shared with us from Szymon, who lives in Krotoszyn, Poland.

 

His bird feeding station is located in the backyard. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and is very talented. Here are a few places you can check out his work:

 

If you want to donate directly to Szymon to help him pay for food and technology costs, you can do that via PayPal. His email is [email protected]

 

FEATURED BIRD FEEDERS: 🐥
The house and the tray are both homemade!

 

MOST COMMON FOODS USED: 🦉

  • Sunflower seed, grain mix, wheat, & peanuts. In winter, homemade suet dumplings are added.

 

COMMON ANIMALS OBSERVED: 🐤

  • House Sparrow, Greattit, Bluetit, Goldfinch, Eurasian Jay, Collared Dove, Robin, Common Blackbird, European Starling

 

CAMERA SET UP: 🦅

  • Cam used for live streaming: View on Amazon
      • *Please note the actual camera is a Hikvision DS-2CV1021G0-IDW1, but it’s not available on Amazon*
  • Streaming Software: OBS

 


#5. Hoogezand, Netherlands

  • The stream started in October 2019.
This LIVE bird feeder cam is located in Hoogezand, Netherlands and is hosted by Danny.

 

He lives in a residential neighborhood with his wife and daughter.

 

If you want to donate directly to Danny to help him pay for food and technology costs, you can do that via PayPal by clicking HERE.

 

FEATURED BIRD FEEDERS: 🐥

 

MOST COMMON FOODS USED: 🦉
  • Sunflower hearts, peanuts, peanut butter, seed mix (suet pieces, grain, corn, barley, sunflower seeds), suet logs, dried mealworms, and fat balls.

 

COMMON BIRDS OBSERVED: 🐤

 

CAMERA SET UP: 🦅

 


#6. Birmingham, Alabama

  • Started streaming October 2019.

 

This LIVE bird feeder cam 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 lots 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 via PayPal by clicking HERE.

 

FEATURED BIRD FEEDERS: (Affiliate links go to Amazon)

 

MOST COMMON FOODS USED: 🦉

  • Mainly black sunflower seed, mixed with shelled sunflower and safflower seed. Suet.

 

COMMON BIRDS OBSERVED: 🐤

  • White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, Carolina Chickadee, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, House Finch, Blue Jays, American Goldfinch, Northern Mockingbird, and sparrows. You may get lucky and see an Eastern Bluebird feeding on mealworms.
  • RELATED: EASTERN USA BIRD ID GUIDE

 

CAMERA SET UP: 🦅

 


#7. Alberta, Canada

  • Started streaming November 2019.

 

This LIVE bird feeding station is located in Alberta, Canada, and is hosted by Jessica.

 

She lives in a city named Okotoks, which is at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and about an hour’s drive from Banff National Park. Be prepared to witness some extremely cold weather in the winter, reaching as low as -39 Celcius (-38 F).

 

She lives on the edge of a nature preserve, which features public walkways. It’s common to see people in the background walking and riding bikes. Many of the birds you see come from wetlands and a forested area nearby. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a deer walking int he backyard. The camera points southwest. On clear days you may see the mountains on the right-hand side.

 

Jess is also a talented photographer. Make sure to follow her on Instagram.

 

If you want to donate directly to Jessica to help pay for her food and technology costs, you can do that via PayPal using this link, or email bank transfer at [email protected]

 

FEATURED BIRD FEEDERS: (Affiliate links go to Amazon)

 

MOST COMMON FOODS USED: 🦉

  • Whole peanuts, redskin peanuts, sunflower hearts and chips, black oil sunflower, white millet, cracked corn, suet cakes and balls, and mealworms.

 

COMMON ANIMALS OBSERVED: 🐤

  • Blue Jays, Northern Flickers (red and yellow-shafted), White and Red-breasted Nuthatches, Black-capped chickadees, House Finches, Purple Finches, Pine Siskins, House Sparrows, Slated-coloured and Oregon Dark-eyed Junco, Downy woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-winged Blackbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Common Grackles, Magpies, American Crow, Common Raven, European Starlings, American Goldfinch, squirrels, and deer.

 

CAMERA SET UP: 🦅

 


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 bird cameras to help facilitate learning and fun.

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

 

2. What bird food 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 me 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 birds; currently, I am spending about $250/month!

 

7. This looks amazing, and I want a live bird cam 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!