Hawk Eye Nature Camera - Birdhouse Camera
Watch ‘em, but don’t touch ‘em!
Our Hawk Eye Nature Cam will open up undiscovered worlds of bird and wildlife behavior. You may well see things no one has seen before. But, never forget, the animals you are watching are not there for your entertainment. They are busy trying to survive in an unforgiving world. They have a tough enough time feeding themselves, finding shelter, and raising their young without having to also deal with our interference.
If you see birds fighting over a nest, Wood ducks fighting over a clutch of eggs, or even a chick not getting enough food, do not interfere! That’s Nature. That’s life. Turn off the TV if you don’t want to watch. But, please be a responsible wildlife steward and do not interfere.
It was only a matter of time before Reality TV made it to the backyard!
Why be content with only watching what goes on outside of your birdhouse? Now, there is an easy, affordable way of watching and listening to what goes on inside as well. Mount our Hawk Eye video camera inside your birdhouse – or buy one of our birdhouses with the Hawk Eye already mounted inside (see below) – connect the nature cam to your television or computer and see what that owl or swallow or chickadee or bluebird does during those long weeks as she sits on her eggs. Listen too. The Hawk Eye’s sensitive microphone brings all the sounds of nature right into your television.
Our Hawk Eye Nature Cam lets you keep tabs on the goings-on not only inside your bird and squirrel boxes, but outside as well. The Hawk Eye’s weather-guard hood allows it to be mounted anywhere outside so where you use it is only limited by your imagination. Our customers are using these cameras to watch everything from birds around birdhouses and bird feeders, to bats and bees, to horses, pets, parrots, and even rattlesnakes. All in bright, living color.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3
- Mount your birdhouse or Hawk Eye wherever you want to watch.
- Run the 100-foot plug-n-play cable inside the house.
- Plug into the RCA (audio- and video-in) ports, then sit back and be amazed.
The Hawk Eye is great not only for around the home, but schools, offices, and retirement centers as well.
Here's a tip: We recommend purchasing a 13" TV/VCR combo, and connect the Hawk Eye Nature Video Camera to it. Then you can record the action with a push of the record button. Leave the TV on throughout the year to bring everything from bird songs and other wildlife chatter, to the sounds of wind and rain, into the house!
The Hawk Eye is a color cam, with infrared night vision, built in microphone, and a weather shield so it can be used inside and out. Comes fully wired with 100' RCA (audio-, video-in) cable. Although the image is color, be aware that colors inside a birdhouse will be muted.
We offer two birdhouses with the Hawk Eye Video Camera already mounted inside: The Backyard Birdhouse w/Hawk Eye Cam #BHSC101 (below left) constructed out of Eastern White Pine; and, the Cedar Birdhouse w/Hawk Eye Cam #BHSC102C (below right). These birdhouses are approved by the North Ameican Bluebird Society. Click on the image to view features. Both Birdhouses are available at checkout.
You can also mount the Hawk Eye Video Camera inside other nest boxes that we offer in our store. See our Bluebird Houses, Wren/Chickadee Houses, Owl Houses, Woodpecker/Flicker Houses, Wood Duck Houses, and Squirrel Houses.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I extend the Hawk Eye beyond its 100 feet of cable? Yes, the Hawk Eye can be extended out at least 1000 feet, by daisy-chaining a series of our 100' extension cables, which we offer for sale (Item #BHSC103EC). Extension cable is available at checkout.
Our Hawk Eye video camera comes with a 100-foot cord, but if you're like alot of people, your birdhouse is 102' away from the house. You have three options. Move the tree; move the house; or buy our 100' cable extension. Our FREE advice . . . buy the extension!
How difficult is it to hook up the Hawk Eye cams? It really couldn't be easier. Simply hang the birdhouse, or attach the Hawk Eye to a post overlooking a feeder; run the cable into the house, plug the audio and video plugs into the appropriate RCA jacks (video-in and audio-in) in the back of the TV. Plug in the power and sit back and enjoy. Here are the complete Hawk Eye mounting instructions in .pdf
How do I get the cord into the house?
Just drill through the nearest wall, and run the cord through. Of course you must be sure to avoid any electrical wires or water pipes, and be sure to calk the hole shut.
Your spouse isn't too keen on that idea? OK, then run the cord under a door. Most have a 1/4 "+ gap between the floor and door, which is sealed with a flexible plastic or rubber weather strip. Most doors will easily close with the cord running beneath them.
That won't work? How about through a loose fitting window jam? That won't work? Do you have a sliding door? There's quite a gap between the sliding part of the door and the permanent, non-sliding side. This is sealed by a rubber gasket or flap through which the camera cord can easily be pushed. Make sure the cord is then attached to the floor or baseboard so that it does not fall into the track the door slides in.
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