Currently, you can view THREE 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!

 

*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?

Then check out the list of 6 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:

 


6 Frequently Asked Questions.

 

1. 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.

 

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

 

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

 

4. 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.

 

5. 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!

 

6. 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!