The best wildlife webcams to watch in the UK and Ireland

Watch livestreams of wildlife around the UK and Ireland, thanks to the work of conservationists. Enjoy views of nesting birds and the hatching of their chicks, plus feeding mammals such as badgers and squirrels.

Water vole. © WildlifeKate

Although you may not be able to see much wildlife from your home during the coronavirus pandemic, you can still watch a variety of species thanks to these animal webcams.

Some of these cameras are seasonal, for example they may only be active during the nesting season. However we have decided to include them here anyway, and will endeavour to regularly update which cameras are online or offline.

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To see more wildlife webcams from around the world, including bald eagles, hummingbirds, manatees and elephants, check out this list on the BBC Wildlife website.


Mammals

Soprano pipistrelle bats

Small mammals

Foxes

Badgers

Water voles

Water vole. © WildlifeKate
Water vole. © WildlifeKate

Seals


Birds

RSPB

Organisations such as the RSPB offers the latest comings and goings at some of their feeders and reserves, with a wide variety of webcams watching birds of prey and other wildlife.

Rutland Water is home to the first ospreys to breed in England for more 150 years after a translocation programme. The Wildlife Trust observes them from their arrival from Africa in spring, through to their autumn migration, and you can watch the ospreys nesting live daily and check the news area of the site for the latest developments around the reserve.

See the full list of bird webcams below.

Blue tits

Blue tit in nest. © WildlifeKate
Blue tit in nest. © WildlifeKate

Jackdaws

Jackdaw nestbox. © WildlifeKate
Jackdaw nestbox. © WildlifeKate

Ospreys

Peregrine falcons

Barn owls

Barn owls on the Dorset Wildlife Trust webcam in April 2020, just after the female laid her third egg.
Barn owls on the Dorset Wildlife Trust webcam in April 2020, just after the female laid her third egg.

White-tailed eagles

Kittiwakes

Puffins

Mixed birds

Goldfinch and greenfinch at feeder. © WildlifeKate
Goldfinch and greenfinch at feeder. © WildlifeKate

Mixed wildlife

Pine marten at Aigas feeding station. © WildlifeKate
Pine marten at Aigas feeding station. © WildlifeKate

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Main image: Water vole. © WildlifeKate