WiFi Bird Box Camera
Product Code: NCIP2WF
Now available in 1080p Full HD – not upscaled – to give you a camera with the best pictures on the market.
Meet the UK's first WiFi Bird Box Camera, with which you can directly watch nesting birds on your smartphone, tablet and computer in HD! Simply connect up the power, mount the camera in your nest box and connect it to your WiFi network. You can stream the camera live on your device and even watch back previously recorded footage. And share all the cute clips with your friends and family of course.
Let Chris show you how the camera works in this demonstration video:
This is the first bird box camera on the market with built-in WiFi, so you can install the camera in a nest box without having to worry about running a network cable back to your house. Just make sure the camera is connected to power and is in an area with WiFi signal.
Watch on Your Smartphone & Tablet
Using the free app, you can easily watch live or recorded footage of the nesting birds using an iOS or Android device.
Captures video in up to 1080p Full HD for high-quality images so that you can see every fabulous fluffy feather.
Connects directly to your phone during setup so there is no need to connect it to a PC to get it all up and running.
Specially designed night vision invisible infrared LEDs allows the camera to see in dark nest boxes without disturbing the birds.
The compact size of the camera allows you to mount it in bird boxes without taking away too much space from the bird family.
The camera features a huge field-of-view capturing all the tweety comings and goings.
Watch on Your Computer Too!
Includes a free download of our PC software for Windows PC, letting you record clips directly to your computer or watch back footage.
When there is enough light for recording without night vision, the footage is recorded with bright and clear colours.
MicroSD Card Recording
The built-in memory card slot provides an easy way to record footage (card not included).
Add Extra Cameras Into App
You can add as many of our HD cameras to the app as you like. The only limitation is your network speed!
For years now, our bird box cameras have been delighting nature lovers by providing amazing close-up images of eggs and chicks, direct from your garden. This WiFi bird box camera lets you easily log in to watch or record footage directly from your phone, tablet or computer. As the first camera of its type on the market to feature built-in WiFi, you don't even need to run a network cable out to the bird box - all it needs is power!
Just make sure that there is WiFi signal where you want to install the bird box in the garden and then follow the simple configuration instructions in our setup guide. You can then watch live or recorded footage of the chicks from anywhere using the free app on an Android or iOS mobile device.
The camera itself features invisible night vision so that the camera can see in dark bird boxes without disturbing the birds. The wide-angle lens also means that you can get the entire inside of the box in the frame. A tiny microphone enables sound from the box to be hard as well. Furthermore, included is a MicroSD card slot that allows you to easily record footage – and even set up motion detection – directly from the app.
Please note that this camera works with 2.4 GHz WiFi networks only
Need to extend the length of power cable between the camera and the mains? The standard power supply comes with 3 metres of cable. Purchase one of our extension cables for up to 20 metres of extra cable length.
Not enough light in the nest box?
The camera records in full colour, provided that there is enough light during the day. Install our daytime LED lamp in the box to get the very best from the camera. Make sure everything is installed before the birds start using the box! Disturbing a nest can cause nest abandonment.
- WiFi Bird Box Camera
- Mains power supply (3m of cable included)
- Mounting bracket, screws and accessories
- Quickstart guide (in English)
- Gift box
What’s the difference between your wireless & WiFi camera?
Our original wireless camera does not have WiFi connectivity and has a much more limited range and image quality. Our WiFi camera offers much clearer HD images and an all-digital interference-free experience. The wireless camera simply sends to a receiver and connects to a TV for live viewing. It does not record unless you have a separate capture device or recorder. However, the WiFi camera works with smartphones, tablets and computers and has in-built recording to MicroSD cards.
Can I watch on my smartphone or tablet?
Yes! The free app allows you to stream the camera live and watch back recordings.
Which devices does the app work with?
The app works on iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets. The app supports iOS 8.1 or later and Android 5 or later.
Can I watch on my computer?
Yes, you can download the PC software to watch the camera live, adjust settings and record footage onto your hard drive.
Do I have to power this by the mains?
The camera needs to be powered by the included power supply to work reliably. We understand that it is not always practical to run cables, but we do have extension cables to add up to 20 metres extra length to the power supply cable.
What length of cable does the camera come with?
The power supply included for free in the kit has 3 metres of cable. You can purchase one of our extension cables for up to 20 metres of extra cable length.
Do I have to be connected to my WiFi to watch the camera?
There is a way of directly connecting to the camera without even needing to have a WiFi network. This method of direct connection does have a limited range, so we recommend connecting the camera to your WiFi network if possible. This allows you to connect into your camera even when you are away from home.
Will it work on a Mac?
While you can't initially set up the camera using a Mac, you can download software for macOS to allow you to stream your camera.
Will it work on my TV?
This camera is not designed to work on TVs unlike some of our other cameras that wire into the back of the TV. In some cases, the app can work with smart TVs, although this is not something we guarantee. The app works on Apple TV and may also work on smart TVs that are compatible with Android apps.
The WiFi signal in my garden is weak. What do I do?
Not everybody’s WiFi signal can reach far into the garden. This is quite normal, especially in larger properties. One potential solution is to use a WiFi Repeater that can extend the range of your network into your garden so that the camera can receive a reliable signal. Failing this, it may be worth considering our wired options.
Can the camera record? For how long?
Yes! The camera features an in-built slot that supports MicroSD cards up to 128GB in capacity (card not included). This allows the camera to record footage for later playback and it can automatically overwrite older footage when it becomes full.
When recording, it uses about 2GB per hour of space, so with a 64GB card, you can expect the camera to record for up to 32 hours of footage and 64 hours using a 128GB card.
My camera is warming up, is this bad?
It is perfectly normal for the camera to feel warm to the touch while in operation. Don’t worry this won’t harm any nesting birds!
I’m not getting sound. How do I resolve this?
The microphone allows the camera to capture high-quality audio for such a small size. If you are not hearing any sound when you are watching your camera there are a couple of simple solutions.
First, ensure that the WiFi antenna or any cables are not touching the microphone so that you get the best sound quality.
Second, audio streaming is turned off by default, so you’ll need to turn this on. To do this go to Encoding Settings in the configuration menu and toggle on Audio.
I’m struggling to set up the camera on my WiFi network. What do I do?
Follow our help guides to get you up-and-running.
It’s not recognising my MicroSD card!
Make sure you have inserted the MicroSD card before powering up the camera. If the card is still not detected, you may need to ensure it is formatted properly in the FAT32 format.
Does this camera work on my 5 GHz WiFi network?
No, this camera only operates on the 2.4 GHz band. For dual-band WiFi networks with separate SSIDs connect to the "2G" version.
Imaging Chip: 1/3" CMOS
Pixels: 1920x1080 (2.0MP)
Sensitivity: 0.5 Lux (IR Off), 0 Lux (IR On)
Mainstream Frame Rates: 1920x1080, 1280x720 @ 25fps
Substream Frame Rate: 4CIF @ 25fps
Video Compression: H.264
3D DNR: Yes
Lens: 2.8mm F/1.4
Field of View: 103°
Day & Night: Auto ICR
Audio Input: Built-in Mic
Audio Compression: G.711
Night Vision Range: <1m
LEDs: 4x high efficiency 940nm
Software Configuration: Web browser or PC Software
Protocols: HTTP, TCP/IP, ARP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, PPPOE, UPNP, NTP, 802.1x
Wireless: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz
Power Input: 12V DC
Power Consumption: 6W (Max)
Operational Temperature: -20°c to +55°c
Operational Humidity: 10-80%
Please note that this camera is not waterproof.