If you love watching birds as much as I do, you will love these live bird cams from around the world. Not only can you see species of bird you can’t see at home, but you can also watch birds any time of day or night as somewhere in the world as there are always birds feeding!
See how many new species you can recognize.
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Best Bird cams in North America
1. USA – Hummingbirds – California
This Hummingbird feeder cam is from Carole, who has been feeding hummingbirds in California for nine years. This is the best live bird feeder cam for hummingbirds due to the extraordinary number of hummers that visit this great set-up.
- Year-round, daily visitors: Anna’s Hummingbirds, Allen’s
- Summer only: Black-chinned Spring and
- Fall Migration: Rufous Rare: Costa’s, Calliope
If you want to have the same set-up like this, then use:
If you would like to know all about the hummingbirds in California, then check out this guide:
If you love watching hummingbirds nesting live during the season, check out these:
2. USA – Alabama
Ken has his bird feeding station located in Alabama in the United States. Over 45 species of birds and mammals have been identified at this location, including hawks, nuthatches, cedar waxwings, blue jays, indigo buntings, and bluebirds.
If you would like to get some of the great feeders that Ken has, then check these out:
- Bird Feeding Station Pole and Baffle Set
- Bamboo hanging platform feeder
- Finch feeder
- Sunflower seed feeder
- Droll Yankees feeder
- Heated bird bath
If you would like to start your own live cam, then this is the camera in this set-up – Axis security camera
If you want to find out more about the common backyard birds in Alabama and get a free bird identification printable guide with pictures of all the common birds, check out this great article:
3. Florida – Gainesville
Erik has a great set-up in Florida and includes multiple feeders and a water fountain. Birds seen on this bird cam include Bald Eagle, Baltimore Oriole, Barred Owl, Bluebird, Indigo Bunting, Northern Cardinal, Painted Bunting, Palm Warbler, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-tailed Hawk, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Tufted Titmouse, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker plus many more.
If you would like to get a similar set up check these out:
If you want to find out more about the common backyard birds in Florida and get a free bird identification printable guide with pictures of all the common birds, check out this great article:
4. Canada – Alberta Rockies Foothills
This feeder cam is close to Banff National Park and is on the edge of a nature preserve in Alberta, Canada.
Birds spotted include Lincoln Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Grackle, Starling, Clay-colored Sparrow, Pine Siskin, Dark-eyed Junco, American Goldfinch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, Northern Flicker, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, and Lazuli Bunting.
If you would like to get a similar set up try these out:
5. Canada – Ontario
Tammie and Ben Haché have been members of Project FeederWatch since 2002, and they live in a residential neighborhood in Manitouwadge, Ontario.
This northern site is an excellent location to see winter finches like redpolls and grosbeaks, as well as two species of Jays and even Ruffed Grouse! The feeders sit in the middle of a large backyard with a large birch tree that the birds love, as well as a mixed stand of conifers and several fruit and berry-producing shrubs. There’s a small swamp just beyond the backyard, as well as larger stands of woods and a small lake.
Highlights have included counts with over 200 Evening Grosbeaks seen at once, high counts of over 20 Hoary Redpolls, and the constant buzzing of hummingbirds in the summer.
6. USA – Ohio
Scott lives in Westerville, Ohio, just north of Columbus.
Birds commonly spotted include Blue Jays, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Black-Capped Chickadee, Black Eyed Junco, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker Woodpecker, Downey Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, European Starling, House Sparrow, White-Crowned Sparrow, Mourning Dove, Pine Siskin, Tufted Titmouse, Barred Owl – perches in a tree above bird feeder, Cooper Hawk – perches in a tree above bird feeder, Grackles, American Robin, and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Woodpecker.
If you want to get a similar set up try these:
7. Panama – El Valle de Antón
The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama.
This site is just over 2,000 ft above sea level in the low mountains of Cerro Gaital, with a mild springtime climate year-round. A small stream called Rio Guayabo runs past the feeders in the background. The feeding table is around 40 feet from the main lodge, and Feeders will be filled about every 2 hours between 7 AM and 5 PM local time.
Best Bird Cams in Europe and Africa
8. Europe – Czech Republic
This live feeder can is from the Makov animal rescue center in a village by Makov lake in the Czech Republic. You can see stork and deer wandering past.
9. Europe – Finland -Päijät-Häme
This live Bird Cam is in southern Finland, and birds that can be seen include Great Tit, Eurasian Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Eurasian Jay.
I will add a picture ID guide soon so you can identify and keep track of the birds you spot.
10. Europe – Scotland
Ady and Elizabeth are based in Argyll in Scotland, and birds that regularly visit include: Great Tit, Blue Tit, Cole Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Brambling, Robin, Sparrow, Blackbird, Siskin, Yellowhammer, Dunnock, Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Starling, Jay, Wood pigeon, Pheasant, Sparrowhawk, and Buzzard.
11. Europe – Italy
A relatively new live bird cam set up from Genoa in Italy.
Frequently seen birds: great tits, blue tits, sometimes the robin, crows, and jays. Also seen: white wagtail, woodpecker, hooded crow, magpie, chaffinch.
12. Europe – Germany
Frank Schulz has three cameras set up in Cologne, Germany.
Birds spotted include Blue Tit, Great Tit, Ring-necked Parakeet, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Hawfinch, Nuthatch, Great spotted woodpecker, Tree Sparrow, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Eurasian Jay, Magpie, Wood pigeon, Dunnock, European Robin, and Starling.
13. Europe – Spain
62 species of birds have been spotted at these bird cam feeders in Madrid Spain
Birds spotted include Booted Eagles, Griffon Vulture, Cinereous Vulture, Black Kite, Red Kite, Melodious Warbler, White Stork, Eurasian Jay, Northern Raven, Hawfinch, European Goldfinch, European Siskin, common Crane, European robin, Spotted Flycatcher, Common chiffchaff, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Eurasian Eagle-owl, Sardinian Warbler, and Eurasian Hoopoe.
14. Europe – England
RSPB is the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and this live bird cam is from Arne nature reserve in Dorset, and it is located next to Poole harbour in Dorset.
Arne is famous for its stunning scenery and lowland heathland, but it’s also amazing for woodland birds that love the bird feeders. The feeders attract a wide range of species, including Blue tit, Robin, Great tit, Coal tit, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Nuthatch, Great spotted woodpecker, Blackbird, House sparrow, Woodpigeon and Siskin.
15. Africa – South Africa
South African suburban garden in Pretoria with over 50 species spotted including Hornbill, Wood hoopoes, Coucal, Loeries, Owls, Genet, Amethyst Sunbird, Brown-hooded kingfisher, Bushbaby, Genet, Fruit Bat.
Live Bird Cams Asia
I have watched lots of birds visiting this live bird cam in Japan. I found it fascinating to try to spot familiar shapes of birds you would recognize, such as finch, sparrows, and tits.
Birds you may be able to see are Bush Warbler, Brown-eared Bulbul, Japanese white-eye, Tree Sparrow, Azure-winged Magpie, Gray Starling, Dusky Thrush, Japanese Wagtail, Oriental Goldfinch, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Bunting, Bullfinch, Daurian Redstart, and White Wagtail.