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Black-capped Chickadee on the feeder for scale


Andrew Tebeau


LiveFeed is an interactive, affordable bird feeder that encourages shared experiences between humans and nature by providing encounters with wildlife that are intimate, safe, and accessible. Wild bird feeding is considered to be the most prominent form of human-wildlife interaction across the globe, yet the use and design of the bird feeder have gone largely unchanged since its inception. The Ornithology Department at Cornell University estimates that in the U.S. alone, 57 million households provide supplementary food for wild birds, spending upwards of $4 billion annually on birdseed. LiveFeed reenvisions the way people interact with bird feeders by using simple and affordable technology to promote and preserve positive nature experiences.