Netvue Birdfy Smart Bird Feeder Camera review: birdwatching from your armchair

A clever bird feeder camera that records birdwatching videos and sends sightings to your phone

Birdfy Feeder Camera unboxing
(Image: © Lauren Scott)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Netvue Birdfy bird feeder camera is a fun and effective birdwatching gadget. It's quite pricey, but you can save some money by choosing the Lite version without AI tech. The video quality is very good, and being able to hear bird songs clearly is a pleasing bonus. The feeder withstands rain and wind very well and the battery lasts for months. There are few bird feeder cameras on the market that are so easy to set up and use, or which offer the same smartphone features, notifications and integration. A great buy for birdwatchers, wildlife photographers, and even children with an interest in nature.


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    Useful mobile notifications

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    Clear audio for birdsong

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    Easy to download clips


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    No desktop access

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    Night color vision not great

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The best bird feeder cameras have brought birdwatching right up to date by making the technology smaller, more affordable and easy to use. Bird feeder cameras like the Netvue Birdfy Smart Bird Feeder camera make it easier than ever to watch the birds up close in your own backyard or garden. Thanks to improved camera technology and smartphone apps to go with them, you can now enjoy a very high-tech experience when it comes to your hobby.

The best lenses for bird photography are expensive and unwieldy and while capturing photographs of garden birds is fun, it's not always accessible to everyone. Let's look at how effective the Birdfy feeder camera is for interactive birdwatching, whatever your skill level with general photography.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.