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6 Best Bird Feeder Cameras

Your fine feathered friends are back and looking good! Capture and record all the action with these top bird nest, birdhouse and bird feeder cameras.

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Best Trail Bird Feeder Camera

Like most remote cameras (AKA game or trail), the Campark Mini Trail Camera is triggered by movement so it doesn’t require you to be there to snap bird pictures. Features include a 120 degree wide-angle lens for a bigger detecting range and 850nm (nanometer) infrared LEDs to catch birds unaware, even at night.

Smaller than most cameras in its class, making it perfectly pocketable, it’s super tough and waterproof. The bird feeder camera comes with a mounting belt and tripod. Despite a few downsides — it’s not WiFi capable, and SD card and batteries are not included — it ranks high on many nature cameras “best of” lists.

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Best Bullet-Style Bird Feeder Camera

Designed to attach to the side of the house or fence, the Soliom S90 Wireless Security Camera is a solar-powered, bullet-style feeder cam for continuous bird-streaming. Install and connect to the router. When it detects bird motion, the wireless camera sends an alert to your smartphone for viewing the video right away or later on.

It only functions with the Soliom+ app and software. And for low-light areas, we recommend picking up the extra light panel (sold separately).

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Best Time-Lapse Bird Feeder Camera

Set the daily timer and forget it. The Brinno Empower TLC2020 Time Lapse Camera takes a sequence of photos at intervals that you schedule. Once the subject has been recorded, a video is automatically generated and ready to share. With long-lasting battery life (up to 99 days), eight capture theme menus and three mode functions (time-lapse, stop-action and step video), you’re guaranteed not to miss a thing.

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Best Night-Vision Bird Feeder Camera

Lots of birds are nocturnal. Document their comings and goings in low light and total darkness with the Campark Upgrade T70 Trail Camera. With a trigger distance of 65 feet, it uses no-glow night vision to get the shot without scaring wildlife away.

The lens produces 16-megapixel resolution images in black and white (color in the daytime). It’s is protected a hard outer case with a IP66 waterproof rating, and comes with a sturdy strap and bracket for mounting. Downsides? It is a bit bulky, and the SD card is sold separately.

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Best Compact Bird Feeder Camera

Move over National Geographic wildlife photographers — the GoPro HERO8 camera offers superior image stabilization for crisp snaps and sharp videos. Rugged and streamlined (approximately 1-in. x 2-in. x 2-1/2-in.), features include a smash-resistant LCD touch-screen, enhanced mic adapter to add audio to pick up birdsongs, and built-in folding fingers to easily swap-out mounts (sold separately).

Set it up on a tripod or tree branch pointed at the bird feeder or bird box. Then live stream their activities on social media in high definition, 1080p (progressive frames per second). A star vlogger is born!

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Best Birdhouse Cam

When connected to any TV- or AV- (audio visual) compatible computer, the Birdhouse Spy Cam Hawkeye HD camera lets you into your backyard birdhouse undetected. Just plug and play.

Witness the life of winged creatures through a different lens. The Hawkeye not only catches high-def images but adds a soundtrack, thanks to the built-in microphone. Just don’t expect the audio to be stereo quality.

Amazon customers Krafhy didn’t let that deter them: “We were hesitant to pay the extra cost of this camera, but we’re so glad we did! Watching birds build nests, lay eggs, feed their young, and watch the fledglings leave the nest is a real treat! We love it!!”

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Toni DeBella
Toni DeBella is a freelance travel, lifestyle and digital content writer based in a medieval hill town in central Italy. Her work has been featured in such publications as Fodor's, The Telegraph, Walks of Italy, Italy Magazine, Frommers.com, Touring Bird (via [email protected]) and more. Most recently she authored the 2020 edition of DK Eyewitness Sicily travel guide. When Toni is not roaming around Europe, you'll find her tending her alley-side container garden or honing her clay-court tennis game.

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