You can watch SEVEN live bird cams on this page.


The featured streams are organized by their respective continent:

North America

Europe and Africa


By the time you are at the bottom of this page, you will have observed birds from all over the planet! It’s kind of like you just took a trip around the world, but it didn’t cost any money and only took 10 minutes. 🙂


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


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 birds.


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


1. Save this page and visit OFTEN!

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


2. Subscribe to my Youtube channel HERE.

  • Currently, I have FOUR live bird 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 greatly appreciated! 🙂


Now here are the cameras!


North America (3 bird cams)


#1. Bird Feeder Cam in Ohio


This live camera watches my bird feeding station! It’s located at the back of the 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 live in northeast Ohio, near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


On most days, you can expect to see a wide variety of bird species, and my cam provides a great way to learn the common birds of the eastern United States. The birds and animals certainly eat a lot of food, and I am currently spending about $250/month to keep the feeders full. 🙂


Make sure to check out my second LIVE camera, which watches 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, and Black-capped Chickadee.


It’s also common to witness our resident Eastern Grey Squirrels make a giant leap of faith from the trees to the feeding station.


Featured Bird Feeders:

If you could look inside my shed, you would see that I have MANY bird feeders. This fact makes it hard to keep an updated list of the ones that are currently on display. To view a list of all of my favorites, I recommend reading this article –> The 15 BEST Bird Feeders In MY Backyard!


Most Common Foods Used:

  • Sunflower kernels, peanuts (shelled and in the shell), safflower, nyjer seed, and suet.


Camera Set-Up: 


#2. Birmingham, Alabama


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 on his website.


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 attracts a variety of wildlife. The houses in the neighborhood are VERY close to one another with narrow but deep lots. I’m amazed at the amount of diversity he gets in a busy, residential area.


FEATURED BIRD FEEDERS: (Affiliate links go to Amazon)



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



  • 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 Eastern Bluebirds feeding on mealworms.




#3. Alberta, Canada


This LIVE bird feeding station is located in Alberta, Canada, and is hosted by Jessica. Look for the flickers eating suet and the Blue Jays taking all the peanuts!


She lives near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, which is about an hour’s drive from Banff National Park. Be prepared to witness some frigid weather in the winter, reaching as low as -39 Celcius (-38 F).


Jess lives on the edge of a nature preserve. It’s common to see people in the background walking and riding bikes on the public walkways. 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 in the backyard or the mountains on the right-hand side. The camera points southwest.


FEATURED BIRD FEEDERS: (Affiliate links go to Amazon)



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



  • 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.




Bird Feeder Cameras From Europe and Africa.


The next group of feeding stations are all located in Europe, except for the last one, which is in South Africa.


You can expect to see entirely new types of species than what is observed in North America! Get ready for European Robins, Greenfinches, and Great Spotted Woodpeckers! If you need help identifying any species that you see on camera, please check out this guide that I wrote:


#4: Recke, Germany


This LIVE bird feeder cam is located in Recke, Germany, and is hosted by Thomas! He has a very active feeding station, with completely different birds than my feeders, such as Blue Tits and Great Tits.


The bird feeding station is near a road, so occasionally, you hear cars and tractors. Thomas is dedicated to attracting wildlife 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 camera that streams the animals BELOW his bird feeders.


COMMON BIRDS OBSERVED: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Marsh/Willow Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit, Tree Sparrows, Pheasant, Greenfinch.



  • Peanut Mesh Feeder
  • The wooden house: Thomas made himself. Amazing, right?
  • Water bowl: homemade!



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




#5. Krotoszyn, Poland


*This stream is temporarily down.*


This stream is generously shared with us from Szymon, who lives in Krotoszyn, Poland. In his spare time, Szymon enjoys photography and is very talented.


In addition to the feeders, there are also many nest boxes located around the yard.


Most of what you see was handmade by Szymon.



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



  • House Sparrow, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Goldfinch, Eurasian Jay, Collared Dove, Robin, Common Blackbird, European Starling, Tree Sparrow



  • 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


#6. Hoogezand, Netherlands


This LIVE bird feeder cam is located in the backyard garden of Danny, who lives in the Netherlands. He lives in a residential neighborhood with his wife and daughter.


It’s common to see many common garden birds of Europe at this location. Both the wooden tray and beautiful house were made by hand. 🙂


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



    • House Sparrow, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Magpie, Eurasian Jay, Collared Dove, & Robin.




#7. Pretoria, South Africa


This bird feeding station 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 bird feeder is situated between the trees about 20 feet (6m) above ground level.


This bird 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.






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.





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, Green wood hoopoe, Burchell’s coucal, Crested Barbet, Black-headed Weaver, Karoo thrush (Lyster), Common bulbul, Southern boubou, Speckled pigeon, and Hadeda ibis.



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. 🙂




8 responses to “7 LIVE Bird Feeder Cams From Around the World [2020]”

  1. Les & Jen says:

    Do you have any suggestions on how to keep robins from terrorizing oriole feeders? They’ve become territorial and are bullying the orioles away from the jelly feeders. I put up nectar feeders and now have a gaggle of screaming robins and confused orioles. Thanks much!

    (Absolutely love all the bird cams!)

  2. Hunter Wells says:

    Any recommendations for cameras for college students?

  3. Iowan42 says:

    Thank you!

  4. Louanne says:

    My cat and I live in Cincinnati and enjoy watching your Ohio cam. I was intrigued by the feeder for the Baltimire Orioles with what appeared to be jam in the wells. I read an article yesterday and learned that it it, indeed, grape jam. We tune in every morning. Thank you!

  5. Prevaricat says:

    Really love looking at these feeding stations, especially watching the goldfinches in Wigan… thank you 😊

  6. Anna George says:

    Just wanted to thank you for posting this! I’m a teacher in NJ and I linked you to my preschoolers since they are currently learning from home due to covid19 quarantine. So great to have resources like yours to keep the kids learning!

  7. Arvo says:

    Time to update your site so many cameras unavailable all the time

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