Say ‘Cheep’! Bird Photo Booth for high-tech bird watchers

Bird watch from the comfort of your computer.

(Credit: Bryson Lovett)

Wild birds are notoriously fickle photography subjects. Getting up-close pics usually requires an expensive camera, a honking zoom lens, and the ability to hold extremely still for long periods of time.

The $ 149 Bird Photo Booth on Kickstarter combines a bird-feeding platform with a place to stash a camera for taking avian glamor shots without upsetting the skittish subjects. The device comes with foam insert adapters for iPhone, iPod Touch, and GoPro cameras. A universal Android insert is under development.

The photo booth is made from hardwood and metal for outdoor durability and protection of the device inside. A macro lens keeps the up-close birds in focus.

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