Birdhouse Spy Cam, West Linn, OR 97068US

Hawk Eye Nature Cams, turn your TV into the best of bird watching areas

Hawk Eye Nature Cams, turn your TV into the best of bird watching areas

Hawk Eye Nature Cams, turn your TV into the best of bird watching areasHawk Eye Nature Cams, turn your TV into the best of bird watching areas

Weatherizing your Birdhouse Spy Cam video cams

Cost constraints prevent us from weatherizing our Hawk Eye video cams. They are, of course, protected inside a birdhouse. But, if used outdoors, all it takes is placing them under the eve of a roof, or roof of a platform feeder, or put a small 6" square piece of plywood or plastic over the top to provide adequate protection. 


Here are the solutions I like best: 

1) Cheap and easy. Take one of those small, disposable plastic water bottles, and cut off the top and bottom so you have a tube 3-4 inches long. Then cut it lengthwise. Now simply pull the edges apart and slip it over the camera. For a more robust shelter, go down to your local hardware store's plumbing section and buy a 2.25 (original Hawk Eye) or 2.5" (Hawk Eye HD), 45-degree PVC elbow. The camears will slip right up inside and can be held in place with a dab of hot glue, or velcro.

Here's what I'm talking about:

Video on how to weatherize your Hawk Eye

Video cams aren't weatherproof