You can watch SEVEN live bird cams on this page.

 

The featured streams are organized by their respective continent:

North America

Europe

 

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. 🙂

 

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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 the camera that 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)

 

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 Eastern Bluebirds feeding on mealworms.

 

CAMERA SET UP: 🦅

 


#3. Alberta, Canada

LIVE Foothills Bird Feeder Cam

Posted by Canadian Bird Nerd on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

 

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)

 

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: 🦅

 


Bird Feeder Cameras From Europe

 

The next group of feeding stations are all located in Europe.

 

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.

 

FEATURED FEEDERS:

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

 

MOST COMMON FOODS USED:

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

 

CAMERA SET UP:

 


#5: Bird Feeder Cam (Wigan, UK)

 

Dave is the host of this LIVE bird feeder cam. 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. 🙂

 

My favorite bird to see on Dave’s cam is the European Robin, who often visits just after sunrise.

 

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: 

 


#6. Krotoszyn, Poland

 

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.

 

FEATURED BIRD FEEDERS: 🐥
Most of what you see was handmade by Szymon.

 

MOST COMMON FOODS USED: 🦉

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

 

COMMON ANIMALS OBSERVED: 🐤

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

 

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

 


#7. 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. 🙂

 

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:

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

 

CAMERA SET UP: 🦅

 


5 Frequently Asked Questions.

 

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

 

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

 

3. 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.

 

4. 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. At my feeding station in Ohio, 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 paying about $250/month!

 

5. 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: