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How to Build a Birdhouse for Bird box Cameras

Are you looking to build a birdhouse for your bird cameras? If so, you’re at the right place. Building and putting up nest boxes can help to improve bird populations. Building a birdhouse by yourself allows you to make a custom birdhouse that is much inline with your needs, you can design the style that you like, meanwhile this is training your practical ability, especially for students. Then how to build a birdhouse for bird cameras by yourself?

If this is your first time, there are several things you should know before you dive head first into the world of building a birdhouse for bird cameras by yourself. Building a birdhouse for bird camera is not so easy as you think, you need to construct the birdhouse in a proper way with some special designs so that you can mount you bird camera conveniently and protect it well from water in order to get clear video of birds inside your birdhouse. In the following I will share some tips for building a suitable birdhouse that is perfect for mounting a bird camera.

Now let’s check out these tips below:

1. Get ready of all the tools you needs.

Building a birdhouse for bird box camera you may need thick sturdy wood, durable nails, hammer, screws, screwdriver, a speed square, tape measure, saw(a miter saw is perfect), hole saw bits and a drill of good quality. All the tools are easily available on the market.


2. Wood material is essential for usage life of birdhouse and safety of birds.

Untreated natural wood (cedar, pine, cypress or redwood) is the best materials for resisting weather and insects. Although there are other types of woods can build birdhouses, such as treated wood and plywood, which are not supposed to use as the bird may get hurt. Besides, don’t choose metal as the birdhouse material, because it doesn’t belong to heat insulation material, resulting overheated living environment.


3. Deal with the wire cable out issue.

No matter WiFi/Wired bird box camera both need to run a power cable to gain power supply. Therefore you should know how to route the cable out of the bird box. You can choose to make a notch on the top of the side panel where is attached to the roof. Moreover, you’d better construct the notch at a low point, because if the cable on the high point, the water will be more easily flow along with the wire cable, which may result in short circuit to your camera.


4. The roof is supposed to be a hinged roof.

A hinged roof provides more flexibility in mounting a bird box camera. If you make the roof integrate with the body or nail the roof tightly with nails, the bird box camera will fail to be installed in the birdhouse conveniently. As we know, the lens of the camera needs to be adjusted in an optimal focus, and this process is not accomplished at one stroke. You probably need to test several times, or the birds touch the camera lens accidentally. In this scenario, if you design the roof removably in advance, you won’t be freak out by opening the roof repeatedly. Proven you’re worried about the water issue, you can use 3M glue to seal the gap between the roof and the sides. The roof you make have to large enough to cover the main body of the birdhouse, only in this way the water can’t be flow along with the notch easily.


5. Find the best attached point for mounting bird camera.

The attached point is critical. If you pay less attention on it, the camera inside the birdhouse may suffer short circuit due to water seepage through the mounting point. And the location makes some influence on the quality of camera recording. Drill a hole on the inner wall of the roof is the recommended method, which effectively avoid water seepage issue without taking the limited living space from birds.

6. Sufficient sunlight guarantee better recording of the bird box camera.

Actually, so to speak, birdhouse is almost enclosed space, dim lighting is the key factor affecting recording birds activities. Therefore, you need to build a sunlight hole in order to get enough sunlight to light up the inside birdhouse, so that you can record the details clearly, gaining more enjoyment when watching. The sunlight hole design should pay more heart to ensure safety for birds and camera. Make the sunhole a little slanted to protect birdhouse inside from rain. Furthermore, cover a frosted acrylic plate to reduce the direct sunlight harm.


7. Attracting birds to nest inside your birdhouse is the base to watch bird successfully.

Before you build the birdhouse, you should figure out what type of birds live around the habitats where you’re living. You can learn some knowledge about bird habitats online, which determines the entrance hole size. Differents bird species require different dimension. When you finish drill suitable entrance hole, jagged edges will be generated that is dangerous to birds. While you can use a grit sandpaper to soften the edges until they can be touch smoothly.


8. After attracting birds to nest inside your birdhouse, then make efforts to keep the birds nest for long.

Birds are apt to nest in comfortable and safe birdhouses. Various bird-friendly designs do help, such as removable front panel for easy cleaning, drainage and ventilation holes for birds health, grooved interior wall for the fledglings climb out to prevent die inside the birdhouse, no perch for predator to stay etc. All these design can provide better living environment and experience for birds. In addition, decide a right place to place your birdhouse is also matter whether the birdhouse is attractive.


9. Find a mini bird box camera that suits for your custom birdhouse.

The size of birdhouse is compact commonly. Therefore, purchase one can fit into majority of birdhouse. What’s more, when you choosing bird box camera, you’d better buy one features HD 1080p video, night vision, mobile devices watching, adjustable wide-angle lens, motion detection notification push message, etc. These features may help you gain better bird watching experience.

The above information is the practical tips I want to share. If you intend to build a birdhouse for bird box cameras, you are able to start now. Or if you think the DIY of birdhouse is quite complicated, luckily, our Green backyard can offer you the ideal birdhouse for mounting bird box camera. Advanced bird box cameras are available too.

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Wireless Bird Box Camera Review – Setup with iPad

Nesting season is coming. It will be great to add a bird box camera inside your birdhouse. You can discover all the mysteries in the tiny box without disturbing the birds. This article shows you how to add a wireless bird box camera to your bird house. Wireless bird box camera still requires external power but it did eliminate the wiring back to your TV over the wall. Thanks to the WiFi technology, now you can simple access the bird box camera with your mobile phone even when you are traveling around cities. Continue reading Wireless Bird Box Camera Review – Setup with iPad

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How to Choose a Best Bird Box Camera for Your Birdhouse

Having a bird box in your backyard is great helpful for the birds to survive over the winter. What if you come up with curiosity to watch the bird activities inside the bird box. Open and close the bird box even a few seconds may force the bird to be leaving. The bird box camera is great gear to let you watch everything happen inside the birdhouse without disturbing them. You may see the nest building, birds feeding their child, even the fledgling fight.

This article covers the basic features you need to consider before choosing a bird box camera for your birdhouse. One type bird box camera came up at the end of 2016 is the IP based bird box camera. You can check the birdhouse with App on your mobile phone over internet instead only watching them on TV set. You don’t need to wait until your dad’s email, you can enjoy the excited moments with them at the same time. The below are the several key elements to be considered. After that, we will introduce some typical bird box cameras in the market. Continue reading How to Choose a Best Bird Box Camera for Your Birdhouse

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Integrated Bird Box Camera Live Video on Your Application

Few years ago, we only could watch the bird box camera over our TV. Now we can easily access the bird box live over mobile phone or laptop. The IP bird box camera is not only a video capture device, but also a complete bird watch system in single device with web server built-in. Technically speaking, it is computer with built-in server. You may want to integrate the bird box camera live to your customized web page or application. This article will cover the basic information how to integrate an IP based bird box camera. Continue reading Integrated Bird Box Camera Live Video on Your Application

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3 Ways to Record Your Bird Box Camera

There are so many memory moments which are value to record inside your little birdhouse. Image how cool it will be when you show your friends the birds start building the nest, the first eggs finally laid, or the fledgling fight. The simplest way is you can point your mobile phone to the TV and record the screen directly. However, you may never know when exactly the bird lays the first eggs. This article covers the general information about how to record your the bird box camera. Continue reading 3 Ways to Record Your Bird Box Camera

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Boost up WIFI signal for your WIFI bird box camera

WiFi bird box camera provides new solution watch your birdhouse. Not only see the bird box inside thru your mobile phone, but also eliminate the cable connection between the bird box camera and your home network. That means it possible save hole-punching for cabling on the wall. You can even use a waterproof battery pack to make cable free bird box camera system. However, the signal is always key element to setup WiFi bird box camera. Without stable WiFi connection between the bird box camera and your home router, you may have poor experience to watch the birdhouse. Continue reading Boost up WIFI signal for your WIFI bird box camera

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Backyard birding – How to pick a wildlife camera

 

With enough food, running water, shelter, you can make your backyard a bird heaven. The birds may regular visit your backyard in the next season. Backyard birding is more than just entertainment. You could know how birds-friendly in your gardens, identify the birds, improve the environment to attract more birds to visit your gardens. The simplest way to do backyard birding is using your eyes plus Binoculars. However, you may not be sitting in your backyard every moment. It could miss good chances to watch the birds coming. Set up a wildlife camera will let you watch and record the bird activities in your backyard. You can even do the birding thru your mobile phone when you are traveling. What should you know about the wildlife camera for backyard birding? Continue reading Backyard birding – How to pick a wildlife camera