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Winter Care for Birds in your Birdhouse

Although birds have their protected feathers, most of them couldn’t survive in awful weather. You can see frozen birds in the street or park after a big snow. Because of human pollution, they are getting fewer habitats and facing harsh circumstance. How to take winter care for birds in birdhouse or garden is quite importance. In this blog, I am going to give you some key points to provide protection to help birds overcome food shortage, cold temperature and nesting problems.

Natural Food in Your Garden

Food is essential for winter animals. With snow covered, birds could not find enough food and waste their energy.

  • Uncovered Feeder

Offer feeders that are closer to bird box such as in your garden. You’d better check the feeder for every few days in order to make sure feeder do not be covered by snow, solid. Also, do not place the feeder on ground because dogs or rats are possible to rob food from the birds.

  • Natural and Fast Food

Choosing food is vital for winter care. Birds prefer natural food, including berries and seeds. However, because of the cold weather, birds could not stay at outdoor for a long time. They need to get back to warm place quickly. Therefore, fast food is also important. You can prepare a little food in the feeder for an attempt, and add more food when birds find your feeder.

  • Water

Lots of people feel confused whether the birds would eat snow in cold days. Actually, birds would warm snow into water when they are thirsty. In addition, they also use water to clean their body and feathers. For saving birds’ energy, flowing water is better than frozen snow. You can put some water in a cup on the balcony or by the wall. Check it whether icing when you go out.

Birdhouse with Well-protected Design

Compared with hot summer, birdhouse in winter needs more special design for cold birds.

  • Ventilation

Most of you may think keeping high temperature is another winter care key point. In fact, air circulation in the bird box provides healthy environment for birds. Ensure that the birdhouse have enough ventilation holes that your little customer can get a fresh breath. Also, birds do not like dim place that they feel unsafe and tensional. From the ventilation holes, maybe you can try to adjust the light and make birds feel more relaxed.

  • Waterproof

When getting warm, the snow would turn into water. If your bird box does not be waterproof, the water may follow crevice and the birds’ feather would get moist which cause them get cold. So for winter bird box, waterproof material is necessary. Usually user can fill the crevices with waterproof glue or waterproof paint.

  • Size of Entrance hole

When we are waiting our new friends, we need to know what they could be. The entrance hole can limit the friends’ body type. For example, owls have bigger body than most sparrows. Furthermore, the entrance hole’ size can prevent some natural enemies from getting close to birds. User can choose different size of stainless entrance steel plates as winter customer invitation.

  • Suitable Nesting Material

As we know, before the cold winter days, birds would make a comfortable and warm nest. They may collect branches, falling feather and dry leaves etc. In order to get suitable material, birds need to work hard. Prepare some dry and light weight material and put at a place where nears the birdhouse. Howerve, do not put it into the bird box directly because strange smell would make them afraid and get away.

Tips:

Actually, some birds don’t sleep in the bird box even in cold days. Such as blue birds, they would like to stay in the roof of birdhouse rather than the birdhouse. At the same time, bird box should be put in higher from the ground. Some predators, like snake, would also like sleep in box. Don’t make birdhouse a paradise for catching birds.

Bird Box Camera provides remote surveillance for bird caring.

How can we know whether birds getting well in the bird box? Except that you can observe with your eyes, bird box camera also would be a good choice. The camera enables the users to view the birdhouse remotely on moblile devices. And it comes with motion detection feature, the birdhouse camera can detect when birds move. Therefore the users are able to get alert messages on mobile phone from the camera in real time, which indeed help avoid missing each wonderful moment of birds. What’s more, bird box camera can be shared with anyone you want to share. Especially in the cold days, what a warm activity by sharing and enjoying live bird watching video with the families!

Bird Feeder Camera offers timely alert for outdoor backyard birding.

How to monitor the bird feeder at outdoor backyard is so as to provide care for birds. Bird feeder camera would be the best suitable device. Due to its waterproof design, there is no concern on using it at outdoor environment. By setting it at optimal location, various bird activities can be viewed remotely on your mobile device, such bird feeding behavior. It works the same as the bird box camera, you can get massage notification when any bird movement is detected, saving lots of time waiting for birds come. Bird food would be under surveillance as well, which guarantees bird food supplying for birds at some extent.



Winter care is essential to help birds survive in tough winder days. Hope the above tips would do some favor for you. More information about birdwatching are available in our website.


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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