Installing a nest box camera

This video from the USA says about itself:

Nest Box Bird Cam installation part 1

11 May 2013

I replaced the old wren nesting box with one specifically designed to attract Black Capped Chickadees. I also installed a nature cam to document a nesting pair.

And this video is the sequel. It says about itself:

I installed a nature cam in the nesting box and connected the cable up the side of the house to an old computer I had. I’m using video capture/conversion software by Pinnacle with the Dazzle video creator platinum system.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

Whether you are a long-time citizen scientist or brand new to birds, nest cams can enhance your enjoyment of bird watching. With nest box cameras, you can witness interesting behaviors that cannot be seen outside of the nest box, while learning about the cycle of life unfolding in your backyard.

But for many, the thought of installing a nest cam can seem daunting. That’s why we put together a helpful slideshow to get you started. Check out some of our insights before you get started on your project, for the best chance of success.

Fun, friendly illustrations by Bartels Science Illustration Intern Anna Rettberg will walk you through the considerations involved when Installing a Nest Box Camera.


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