Bird feeding is going through a mini technological revolution. The emergence of smart bird feeders allows you to see video and photos of birds straight from a feeder on your phone. Some have AI software to automatically identify the bird that’s visiting you.
These smart feeders are appealing for younger generations of birders, but they’re also be great for seniors who might not be able to see or get to their feeders as well as they used to. If you’re working at an office during the day, a smart bird feeder gives you a window to bird visitors at your home while you’re away.
I’ve been feeding the birds for years and I’m asked about smart bird feeders all the time. So, I wanted to make a comprehensive guide highlighting the different options for sale online. I’ll list each feeder with its information, its current customer review score on Amazon, and a list of all places selling the feeder so you can compare prices.
I’ll continue to update this story as I find more feeders over time, but please let me know in the comment section below if any links aren’t working or if you have questions.
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1. Bird Buddy with Solar Roof
From what I’ve heard and seen on social media, Bird Buddy is the most well-known smart bird feeder on the market right now. It takes 1080p photos and videos that can be sent straight to your phone via the Bird Buddy app. You’ll be alerted whenever a bird visits with notifications. Bird Buddy is armed with AI and can identify 1,000 different species.
I have several friends who use this feeder. To me, one of the neatest aspects is that it also saves video/photos of the birds that visit the feeder into a collection you can view and share with friends.
The feeder has a solar powered rooftop with a lithium battery and holds 3.8 cups of seed.
Current Amazon Review Score: 4.4/5
- Link to view the current price of Bird Buddy with a Solar Roof on its website
- Link to view the current price on Amazon
- There’s also a cheaper version without the solar roof on Amazon here
2. NETVUE Birdfy Lite
This bird feeder allows you to watch birds from your smartphone in real time. It can also automatically take pictures and videos (in 1080p resolution) of birds through motion detection and send notifications to straight to your phone.
The feeder itself holds 1.5 liters worth of bird seed, it’s weather-proof with a roof, and it also has night vision capabilities to get clear footage of birds at any time of day. It’s powered by two lithium ion batteries (included with purchase).
This is a tray bird feeder with a perch to accommodate songbirds of all sizes. You can also buy an add-on hummingbird perch for the summertime!
Amazon Customer Review Score: 4.5/5
3. BirdDock Hummingbird Feeder
This smart bird feeder is great for hummingbirds, but it’s actually a two-for-one bird feeder: You can offer both bird seed and nectar with it! The seed goes in through the top into a tray. A hummingbird nectar tray attaches to the base of the feeder.
This feeder detects birds as they arrive and sends you a notification on your phone. It also has AI bird identifying capabilities and will show you a listing of possible birds.
It’s powered by two lithium ion batteries (included with purchase).
Amazon Customer Review Score: 4.3/5
4. Wasserstein Bird Feeder Camera Case
This is the cheapest bird feeder on the list. But, important: This feeder only has a case for a camera. It’s not included. That being said, it’s compatible for popular at-home security cameras: Wyze, Blink, and Ring. Amazon customers report that it’s sturdy enough for birds of all sizes.
The feeder is made of weather-proof plastic. It has a metal wall mount for walls or trees. It also has a strap for mounting to trees or poles. Seed is easy to refill with the removable roof. This is a nice option to explore if you have an existing at-home security camera.
Amazon Customer Review Score: 4.4/5
5. GOUHOME Smart Bird Feeder with Solar Roof
Like the other feeders listed, this bird feeder has a camera that will take HD video straight to your smartphone. It also has AI software to identify the birds that visit.
This feeder has a solar panel and a lithium battery. You won’t have to worry about the feeder getting power or changing batteries often.
Customer reviews also praise the customer service for this product, which is also a good sign.
Amazon Customer Review Score: 4/5
6. birdsnap Smart Bird Feeder with Six Add-Ons
The birdsnap Smart Bird Feeder is set up with a 1080p HD camera. But, what makes it unique is a series of six add ons for different bird food: A perch, two fruit forks, two hummingbird feeders, and a jam box. The add-ons make this feeder capable of drawing in everything from Cardinals and Blue Jays to Hummingbirds and Baltimore Orioles.
This feeder is motion-activated and records 10 second videos for your phone. It has AI capabilities and cloud storage under a subscription and can identify a ton of birds.
A solar roof enhances the battery life of this smart bird feeder. So far, it has great reviews on Amazon with people praising its camera and ease of use.
Amazon Customer Review Score: 4.6/5
Smart bird feeders are an option worth exploring to start or continue growing your hobby. I hope this roundup was helpful as you shop around. Check back as I continue to add feeders to this page! I only expect these products to grow in popularity.
Leave a comment below if you have one of these feeders and what you think of it!