Baltimore Oriole Photo by somebody

The Network (IP) Camera

Network (IP) cameras produce great video, even in dark nest boxes, and are the best choice for online streaming.

  • best for nests within 325′
  • cams are usually larger and may not fit inside small birdhouses
  • cam connects directly to a router and can be viewed by any computer on the same network (including smart phones and tablets)
  • a PoE cable (power over ethernet) can transmit power and signal over the same cable
  • available in wireless versions (range of about 100′ line of sight)
  • can reach more distant nests, up to several miles, by adding an access point to the router, which will also require a power source

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology