how to set up a bird nest camera

Step 3: PC and phone setup

It is imperative that you complete this step prior to installing your camera outdoors. You can set up your phone/PC to your camera by:

  • Connecting the receiver to your TV or PC.
  • After placing the AV plugs into the receiver, attach them to the TV’s AV port.
  • You can purchase an HDMI converter for a PC or a USB converter for your phone.

Best PoE wired camera for a bird box


The RLC-410’s astounding HD 2560 x 1440 high resolution, which provides a crisp image, is its most notable feature. It has a horizontal coverage angle of roughly 80 degrees, clear night vision up to 100 feet, and 15 feet of audio recording range.

The RLC-410 is a great entry-level IP camera that is affordable. It features a human detection feature that can detect motion and send email alerts, a high resolution of 2560 x 1440 (5 Megapixels) at 30 frames per second, and a micro SD card slot that can hold SD cards up to 128GB.

Its field of view is roughly 58 degrees vertically and 80 degrees horizontally. It weighs about 350g, uses a PoE cable for operation, and is an IP66 waterproof camera that is weatherproof.

Not only is this camera incredibly simple to set up and connect, but it also includes 18 infrared LEDs for clear nighttime video recording. Perhaps most importantly, it works with smartphones (Android/iOS). You can record audio only with the RLC-410 IP cam, so you don’t have to worry about upsetting your birds.

This camera uses PoE technology to reduce its vulnerability to hacking and lets you watch videos on your smartphone.


  • Quality night vision
  • Weatherproof design (IP66)
  • Affordable
  • Clear audio


  • Not as flexible as the wireless camera
  • Requires wired power source
  • PoE injector not included in the package

7. La Cresent, Minnesota

A nest box cam that documents the lives of falcon birds is located in Minnesota. The nest box overlooks the Mississippi river facing the cliffside.


How do you power a bird box camera?

Powering the Camera A 5m power extension cable is supplied to run the power source away from the nesting source (e.g. a nearby shed or to the bottom of a tree) to a 12V battery or to the supplied mains power plug. The power cable can be extended.

How do bird nest cameras work?

A pick up receiver is placed indoors and is connected to a monitor. This picks up the video/audio from the camera’s wireless transmission. We do stock a WiFi Digital Nest Box Camera System which does not include a receiver, and relies on an APP for streaming the footage live over a network.