All around the world (but especially in the US) there are cameras pointing at nests or feeders or other strategic locations designed to capture live images of birds. Some are part of on-going studies, many more just for fun, education or viewing pleasure. They range from very poor to excellent visual quality and from the super professional to the rank amateur. Small dedicated video cameras are coming down in price and this is an increasingly popular use for them.
Of the sites listed below many will only operate during nesting season… but, as the whole world is covered one should be able to find some live footage somewhere. In most cases images are taken every few minutes and the latest displayed. There is usually a facility to see the last few tens of pictures and many sites also archive their best shots. If you can't get out in the field… try these sites for virtual birding!
Bear in mind that many of these webcams are seasonal and, as some are actual nests, they may only be occupied for one year. Let us know if you find that the site has gone away or if you find others. Fatbirder
Some webcam websites will also be found on geographical pages or the forthcoming bird families pages.
By their very nature [i.e. often on nests or in nest boxes] many webcams are ephemeral… help me keep this page up to date by telling me if any no longer exist or tell me about new webcams…
View Nesting Birds
The sites listed feature live webcam coverage, updated videos, and/or updated photographs of nesting birds. You can follow the efforts of the parents and the progress of the young by periodically visiting these nest sites. Bird species are in taxonomic order and sites are arranged alphabetically by locality…
Web Broadcasting Corporation
The Web Broadcasting Corporation offers a variety of Live Web Camera feeds in conjunction with other organisations including the BBC, The British Broadcasting Corporation Webcams, BBC Somerset Webcam, BBC Spring Watch, BBC Spring Watch, Denbury Farm, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, The Wildlife Park At Cricket St Thomas, The Butterfly Farm, The Butterfly Farm At Stratford-Upon-Avon, WWT, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge and offer other webcam viewing at The Perry Institute For Marine Science. Denbury farm Webcams focus Badgers webcams, Bird Table webcams, Nest box webcams, Fox webcams, Otter webcams, Deer webcams, Horse webcams, Farm webcams, Owl webcam and Wildlife webcams. Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Webcams focus on Sea Bird webcams, Bitten webcams, Black Headed Gull, Tern and other Sea Gull webcams, The Wildlife Park At Cricket St Thomsas Webcams focus on Zoo webcams including, Lion webcams, Tiger webcams, Cheetah webcams, Elephant webcams, Monkey webcams, Gorilla webcams, Meer Kat webcams, and Panda webcams, Butterfly Farm webcams focus on Butterfly webcams, Spider webcams, Leaf Cutting Ants webcams and Creepy Crawley webcams. WWT Webcams, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Webcams, Slimbridge Webcams focus on Wild Fowl webcams, Swan webcams, Duck webcams, Geese webcams, Flamingo webcams, Supergoose and Kingfisher webcams. The Perry Institute For Marine Science Webcams focus on Sea webcams, Underwater webcams, Marine Life Webcams, Shark webcams, Whale webcams, Dolphin webcams, Coral Reef webcams and Fish webcams. The Web Broadcasting Corporation Webcams also have Astronomy Webcams that focus on the Moon webcam, Sun webcam, Astro webcam, Star webcams and Father Christmas webcams, Environmental webcams and Science webcams…
Albufera - Valencia, Spain
In June 2002, a couple of webcam were installed in l`Albufera de Valencia by the Conselleria de Medi Ambient. The images obtained by the webcams are those that can be observed at the Visitors Centre of the Racó de l`Olla reserve.
Backyard Galah Cam
Welcome to the Backyard GALAH Cam forums. This forum is here just for discussion and fun. anybody is welcome to join…
Nest box cam over several seasons…
Bald Eagle - EagleCam - Washington USA
Two web-enabled video cameras show a Kent-area bald eagle nest with live video. The Kent EagleCam features two different views of the nest. The far view - EagleCam - Kent1 or the close view - EagleCam - Kent2.
Bald Eagle - Massachusetts, USA
…another successful year for the bald eagles nesting under the watchful eye of Eagle Cam. The eagles, nesting on Northeast Utilities-owned Barton Island in the Connecticut River, hatched and raised two chicks which have now begun life on their own…
Video sharing website for bird enthusiasts…
Birdfeedercam - Wild Birds Unlimited
This wild bird food company (Wild Birds Unlimited) has no less than 36 cameras in action at feeders where you can access the images of the birds that come in almost real time.
The Nest Box Cams use real-time Internet technology to observe and interpret the nesting behaviors of cavity-nesting birds and promote understanding of their breeding biology… a number of different sites.
Blackbird Nest - UK
Day by day photos from a UK blackbird`s nest…
Blue Tit - Germany
We are feeding birds in our garden. During the summer we watch brooding birds there.
Blue Tit - Lancashire, UK
Last year both our home made bird boxes were occupied by blue tits. Click here for construction details, plans and general advice. The nests were removed and the boxes cleaned in November, resulting in pictures 1 and 2 below. In picture 2, note that the nest has been built as far back as possible, away from potential predators…
Blue Tit - Springwatch UK
Watch live video of the blue tits everyday from 11am. Thanks to the early spring one blue tit has already started setting up home! Follow the scenes as our camera beams back live pictures from inside the birdbox everyday of the week (11am-7pm). Please be patient as the bird is not always home! During the early stages the blue tit will come and go collecting items for the nest…
Blue Tit - UK
Again, in 2003 we will be monitoring nesting progress in both our boxes. Both pairs of birds have successfully reared chicks in the years we have been watching them. Follow this diary to see if we are as lucky this year. Details can be seen in the 2003 Diary alongside. Hopefully, we will be following them until early June when the chicks leave their nests.
Blue Tit - UK - Hampshire
Cardinal Cam - Palm Bay Florida USA
We have 7 or more feeders and two birdbaths. You may see a number of species; Two Cardinal families and a red-headed Woodpecker and baby are also regular visitors, especially to the suet. We also have doves who usually ground feed, as well as a bunny family who does the same. A great crested flycatcher has been about but not recently. Also there is a Jay who likes to stir things up.
Carolina Chickadee - South Carolina, USA
Carolina Chickadee eggs are smooth and non-glossy. The eggs are white with reddish brown spots concentrated at the larger end, and are indistinguishable from Black-capped Chickadee eggs…
Chimney Swift - Texas, USA
Our Chimney Swift Web Cam is a unique opportunity to observe Chimney Swifts during the nesting season (May 1 through September 1)…
Clive & Sheila's Garden Bird Webcam
Welcome to mygardenbirds.co.uk; a webcam and general information site based in a typical urban garden on the western edge of the Black Country in central England…
Eastern Bluebird - Maine, USA
We decided to operate a NestCam so our web site visitors can enjoy the sites of the bluebirds as they are raised by their parents. I expect to have the camera operating from about 7am to dusk, 7 days-a-week, my ISP & modem permitting. If the camera is offline, you will get a error message to the effect that you could not connect to WebCam32, or there will just be a grey box. Since weather may affect the amount of light available to the camera, I have included the weather info for Maine, NY.
Elkstreet - Colorado USA
Image updated every 30 minutes, weather every hour throughout the day (except during technical glitches and other events beyond the control of the webmaster!). Feeders in Colorado.
Great Blue Heron - Washington USA
Enjoy exploring the world of the great gray bird that the Nisqually Indians referred to as grandfather…
Great Tit [or Blue Tit] - Helsinki, Finland
A great tit has bin roosting here every night since November 7th. It comes in the after noon between 3 and 4 a clock and leaves in the morning between 8 and 9…
Karmnik Birdfeeder Cam
Bird Feeding Webcam – Poland - Live High Definition TV stream from the bird feeder, Poland…
Kestrel - Devon, UK
Kestrel`s Nest - The four kestrel chicks successfully flew the nest during the week beginning 15th July. Here are some of the highlights since they hatched on June 11th..
Kestrel Live Webcam
This Dutch kestrel live webcams will capture the whole process of hatching in 2010. In 2009 3 young hatched…
Kestrel Nest Cam
Mike's Backyard Birdcam - Michigan USA
The BirdCam is now on daily from midmorning until late evening (EDT). During this time, you can observe live images of my backyard bird feeders. Both a Non-Java (default) and a Java image feed are available. (Note, the after dark infrared illuminated images appear in Black & White.)
Nature Watch - Essex, UK
We have cameras set up in 4 nest boxes, a bird bath, mealworm feeder and seed feeder, recording all of the action from a regular household garden in Essex. You can now watch some of these cameras online through our Live Streaming system! There are also diaries of events, news pages and the Get Involved section has information for you to get out with nature in your own garden. To find out what has been happening in the garden, check out the News page for all the up to date info!
New York Wild - USA
This webcam image alternates on a 3 minute rotation between views of the Osprey Nest and a small bay of the North Spring Pool of the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge…
Ornithos - Espaço Birdwatching
Live webcam in South Brazil…
Osprey - Blackwater Refuge - Cambridge, Maryland, USA
The ospreys have migrated south for the season. We are currently working on an arrangement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that will allow us to continue our Osprey Cam, and hopefully an Eagle Cam, next year. We thank you for your patience and support during the successful rearing of Orion, the osprey chick. See you next year!
Osprey - Rutland Water - UK
The ongoing re-introduction scheme caught on camera…
Outersight specialises in designing and installing remote video observation systems for the heritage and wildlife tourism sector…
OwlCam - Massachusetts USA
You are cordially invited to share in the adventures of a pair of Northern Barred Owls (Strix varia varia) as they raise their family in a nest box in Eastern Massachusetts. Rest assured that all of the pictures and sounds that you will experience are being obtained through owl friendly methods. The color photos are being taken with a supertelephoto lens at a range of 110 feet, while the black and white shots are products of a miniature low-light video camera. This video camera -OwlCam - is hidden behind a false ceiling inside the owl`s nest box.
Peregirnes - Plymouth, UK
For many years now there have been peregrine falcons breeding on a cliff face on the outskirts of the city of Plymouth, Devon (UK); although there is little documented evidence of their success or failure. Peregrine falcons are not the rarest of the birds of prey to be found in this country, yet they are a spectacular sight and one that gives pleasure to the many people who can witness their behaviour…
Peregrine - Canada
There are a whole series of different WebCams across Canada…
Peregrine - Ontario, Canada
Nest box in Guelph - Ontario - Peregrine Foundation
Peregrines - Derby, UK
Derby City Webcam…
RSPB Maintain a number of webcams at different reserves throughout the UK… in nesting times and at feeders…
…have 5 individual webcams on islands in the Firth of Forth in Scotland. 2 cameras are on the Bass Rock which is a great place to see Gannets, one camera is on the Isle of May and is great for Shags and Puffins and in the late autumn the Grey seals arrive back for the pupping season. On Fidra there are lots of Gulls and Puffins and some of the best Peregrine pictures I have seen on the web. The cameras are controlled by visitors to the seabird centre and updated every 10 seconds.
Seattle Birdcam - California USA
This page will automatically reload every 10 minutes. The Seattle BirdCam operates every day during US Pacific time zone daylight hours (GMT – 8 hours). California.
Simon Knott's Birdcam - UK
You can get very close to your Garden Bird's and other wildlife with your BIRD WEBCAM. You've seen Nature programmes which get up close to the action, now you can too without the very expensive equipment…
Traj and Joan's Birds - Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA
Streaming video of birdfeeders and interior of birdhouse in Woonsocket, RI…
UK Wildlife Cameras
High Quality Bird Box Cameras and other Nature Watching Supplies can be purchased from us. Directly from the manufacturers and built in mind for great images suitable for beginners and professionals…
White Stork - Dinkelsbühl, Germany
Wenn Sie sich für andere Aktionen der Kreisgruppe Ansbach des Bund Naturschutz…
White Storks - Storchennest - Germany
At these pages you can watch the upbringing of young storks in the town of Vetschau (Germany); situated in a region called Spree forest, this year again, as it was already possible last year. Take a look at the picture archiv with time lapse snapshots from every storck-day in the Lausitz.
White Storks nest online camera POLAND
White Storks nest online camera with up to 18x optical zoom - Przygodzice, Barycz Valley, South Wielkopolska region, Poland…
White-tailed Eagle - Estonia
This Camera follows the happenings in the nest of White-tailed Eagle pair in Estonia. Go to Nature cameras/White-tailed Eagle Camera/direct stream (top left corner of the site)…