Have you ever wondered what birds live in your neighborhood? With the birdfeeder webcam that Steve and I will teach you to make this weekend, you’ll be able to find out! Using motion detection webcam software, you’ll be able to document every bird that shows up at the feeder and get a picture of it whenever it moves. Check the instruction blogpost for the pdf instructions.

Here’s the live picture from the webcam! (it does gets turned off at night) You can also get to a little birdcam page where it gets updated every thirty seconds.


Of course webcams have been around forever, but with these instructions, they’re easy! You can also use this motion detection feature for security purposes!

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