The most wonderful thing about birding is attitude. Everyone is so friendly and eager to share their experiences, which in turn helps me become a better birder. Take hummingbirds, for example. I would love to watch a hummingbird raise her young outside my window, to feel the first excitement when I see her building her nest, calling my birder friends on sighting the first egg, all the way to the final, breathless moments of the young’s first flight.
It’s not likely to happen though, because I just don’t have the right habitat. Am I sad? Certainly not! More and more birders are jumping on the web cam bandwagon, giving me a seat of honor to watch the hummingbirds in their backyard. Plus, there’s a social advantage to viewing a live webcam: other birders are there to chat with and share the joy!
So to celebrate our upcoming annual June/July hummingbird issue, I want to share two fantastic hummingbird web cam feeds that I’ll have my eyes glued to this season.
If you have a favorite bird cam, please share with us in the comments below!