Baltimore Oriole Photo by somebody

Other Considerations

Image quality varies by camera model, time of day, and even location of the nest box.

  • look for infrared night vision to allow nighttime viewing (birds, like people, cannot see or feel infrared light and are not bothered by it)
  • nest box cams will generally be darker than a cam mounted in the open; this can affect color
  • look for a cam without a power indicator light, or the ability to disable the light so that it’s not visible to the birds
  • look for a cam with a built-in microphone so you can hear what’s going on

Click through the screens to see examples of different cam views.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology