Watching live hummingbirds online is a lot of fun!
These tiny birds are incredibly fast and rarely stop moving, which means most people have never gotten a chance to observe them up close. I think that’s one reason why getting to watch hummers on the following cameras can be so entertaining and even mesmerizing. 🙂
Currently, there are THREE live hummingbird cams featured below.
Unfortunately, there are not many hummingbird cams available….yet. I will be keeping this page updated periodically, and if any more streams become available, I will add them.
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- There is always something new to watch, and I am continually looking for unique animal cameras to add. 🙂
- Currently, I have FOUR live animal cams streaming. Plus, you will be made aware when highlight videos are uploaded! VIEW NOW!
If you find that any of the video links are not working, please send me an email at scot[email protected], and I will fix. 🙂
Hummingbird Cam #1: Los Angeles, California
This hummingbird feeding station might be the most active in the world! Seriously, I have never seen so many hummingbirds on such a consistent basis. Every day, no matter the season, you can expect to see dozens of hummingbirds.
The feeder is provided by Carole, who has avidly been feeding hummingbirds at her house for many years. Her dedication and consistency in supplying fresh sugar water is no small feat. On a typical day, her feeders have to be refilled THREE times, which means she has to visit Costco to buy 50-pound bags of sugar regularly. There are also ten additional feeders located off-camera, in addition to many nectar-rich plants.
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:
Camera: Axis P1447-LE
Streaming Software: CamStreamer
Hummingbird Cam #2: La Verne, California
This live camera is also located in a residential backyard in California.
The view on the above stream changes depending on the time of day and year. Many times you will be watching the nectar feeders live. In the evening, the camera changes to highlight videos that typically show a hummingbird nest with eggs or hatchlings. If there is an active nest, then the camera displays this view.
Allen’s Hummingbirds have been nesting here since 2005, and the nests are built in a Ficus tree. Interestingly, these hummers can have four to five broods each year. The eggs are just a bit larger than a Tic-Tac! Nesting season typically begins sometime in December.
Hummingbird Cam #3: Fort Davis, Texas
This hummingbird camera is located in the foothills of western Texas at roughly 5,800 feet.
The feeding station offers up to 30 hummingbird feeders during peak fall migration when the birds are heading south through the arid mountains. At least one dozen species have been observed feeding, including Ruby-throated, Black-chinned, and Rufous Hummingbirds.
Researchers from West Texas Avian Research have been banding hummingbirds here for the past ten years to study the status and distribution of hummers throughout the region.
This live cam is not always active. The stream typically starts toward the end of August and runs through early winter. Once the hummingbirds have migrated through the area, the nectar feeders are taken down and replaced with traditional bird feeders. If the stream is not currently live, there should be a highlight video playing. 🙂
Frequently Asked Questions About Hummingbirds:
#1. How do I make hummingbird nectar?
Making sugar water that hummers can’t resist is easy. Just take one part white table sugar and mix with four parts of water!
For more detailed instructions and information, please read this post: The Hummingbird Food Guide (Easy Nectar Recipe + FAQ)
#2. How do I attract hummingbirds to my yard?
There are dozens of tips and tricks to attract hummers, but the two best ways are to set out a nectar feeder full of fresh sugar water and to plant as many hummingbird friendly flowers as possible.
#3. What types of flowers attract hummingbirds?
In general, flowers that are long and tubular are great for attracting hummingbirds. This is because hummers have no trouble accessing the nectar at the bottom with their long beaks and tongues. Also, bees are not able to get to the bottom of the flower, so hummers don’t have to compete with these insects for the right to feed.
#4. How big are hummingbird nests?
The exact size of a hummingbird nest varies between species, but they are always small! The average size is only 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) in diameter. For reference, this is about the size of a golf ball.
#5. What do hummingbirds eat?
In addition to nectar obtained from plants, hummingbirds eat insects, arachnids, and tree sap.
#6. How many eggs do hummingbirds lay?
The majority of hummingbirds lay two eggs. Sometimes they only lay one, and rarely there will be three.
#7. What are the best hummingbird feeders to use?
My recommendation is to purchase hummingbird feeders that have the color red somewhere on the feeder, are durable, and easy to clean.
To read about my favorite nectar feeders, please read this post: The 8 BEST Feeders For Hummingbirds (That Actually Work!)
#8. Where do hummingbirds live?
Interestingly, hummingbirds only live in South America and North America. They are found on no other continent!
#9. How many hummingbird species are there?
Currently, there are over 350 species recognized, but this amount changes each year slightly due to scientists splitting certain species or new ones being discovered.
#10. I want a live hummingbird cam in my backyard!?
Before you start the endeavor of setting up a live stream, 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: