The Seattle BirdCam operates every day during US Pacific timezone daylight hours (GMT - 8 hours). 

Monday, May 28, 2007

Hummingbird Moth

We saw this beautiful moth, often mistaken for a "baby hummingbird" because of its rapid wingbeat and the way it hovers at flowers while it feeds on nectar, near the Methow River in eastern Washington State. Its melliferous common name is the "Snowberry Clearwing" and it belongs to the Sphinx Moth (Sphingidae) family.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Anna's Hummingbird

This male visits the Seattle BirdCam regularly every day. Watch for the flash of red on his head when the light hits it right and listen for the buzz of his wings.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Call of the Rufous-Sided Towhee

This Towhee is calling near the Seattle BirdCam. Not a very melodious call, and he can keep it up for what seems like hours!

Saturday, May 05, 2007


Goldfinches at the SeattleBirdCam. I've add a soundtrack of three Goldfinch songs recorded the following week. The three songs are repeated for the length of the video.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Drumming Pileated Woodpecker

This male Pileated Woodpecker is drumming on a utility pole near the Seattle BirdCam. This time of year, you'll also often hear Northern Flickers drumming.