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We’re not ones to rest on laurels. So, here are some new products — a wireless, solar-powered, nest box cam to make bird caretaking even more educational, a roosting panel, and a peek at our future nest box prototype.
Image showing the Nest Box Cam Bracket for Star Prairie Nest Boxes.

Want real-time views of nesting activities? Our wireless, nest box cam is a hoot!

This mounting kit helps incorporate a Ring™ Stick Up Cam and Solar Panel into Star Prairie Nest Boxes. The kit includes two mounting brackets, hardware, and a special locking pin.

A Ring Stick Up Cam and a Ring Solar Panel must be purchased separately. In addition, greatest flexibility will come with a Ring Protect subscription and a Wi-Fi extender. (The Ring Protect subscription allows motion-activated video clips to be recorded, saved, and shared.)

Ring is a trademark of Amazon.com, Inc.

Actual video from a Star Prairie Nest Box. This female bluebird has been working her tail off, hauling loads of nest materials. On this day, while she was forming the nest cup, she received a treat from her mate. (Click on video to play/pause.)

Especially for tech-savvy birders.

While this wireless, solar-powered, camera system has been thoroughly tested, it is intended for those who are willing to do a little experimentation for success. Your home’s construction, router location, and Wi-Fi power will affect nest box location. (Using a Wi-Fi extender at our offices, we are able to transmit through 6-inch walls with PVC-coated steel siding and communicate with nest boxes more than 75 feet away.) If necessary, make sure to purchase a Wi-Fi extender with strong transmission power and high sensitivity.

Image showing a cutaway view of a Star Prairie Nest Box with a nest box cam.
Image showing a cutaway view of a Star Prairie Nest Box with a nest box cam.

Especially for tech-savvy birders.

While this wireless, solar-powered, camera system has been thoroughly tested, it is intended for those who are willing to do a little experimentation for success. Your home’s construction, router location, and Wi-Fi power will affect nest box location. (Using a Wi-Fi extender at our offices, we are able to transmit through 6-inch walls with PVC-coated steel siding and communicate with nest boxes more than 75 feet away.) If necessary, make sure to purchase a Wi-Fi extender with strong transmission power and high sensitivity.

Image showing the roof of a Star Prairie Nest Box with an attached nest box cam and solar panel.

Easy to install.

Star Prairie Nest Boxes have been thoughtfully designed with pre-drilled roof pilot holes, solar-power-cord slots, and removable locking-pin channels.

Click for PDF installation instructions. Note that nest box cam installation prevents interior entrance panel storage.

When nesting takes a back seat, roosting panels help beat the cold.

During the chilly weather of non-breeding season, birds often huddle together to stay warm. In regions where birds winter, use these wooden panels to transform Star Prairie Nest Boxes into roosting boxes. To install, slide existing entrance panels upside down into nest box front channels and insert roosting panels into rear channels. Reversed front panels minimize heat loss by lowering entrance holes and roosting perches with ladder grooves accommodate several birds.

Image showing a Star Prairie Nest Box Roosting Panel.
Image showing a Star Prairie Nest Box Roosting Panel.

When nesting takes a back seat, roosting panels help beat the cold.

During the chilly weather of non-breeding season, birds often huddle together to stay warm. In regions where birds winter, use these wooden panels to transform Star Prairie Nest Boxes into roosting boxes. To install, slide existing entrance panels upside down into nest box front channels and insert roosting panels into rear channels. Reversed front panels minimize heat loss by lowering entrance holes and roosting perches with ladder grooves accommodate several birds.

Exploded prototype nest box view illustrating how the roof is released by a ventilated locking pin.

V2 Star Prairie Nest Box Prototype

We’ve long dreamed of a sexier version of the Star Prairie Nest Box. This patented, nest box prototype is constructed like a cooler — molded of plastic and filled with insulation. It offers all of the functionality of our original nest box. Plus, it has a sleek style, is lighter in weight, has a more convenient height-adjustment mechanism, and can be more economically produced.

Visit our V2 Prototype Page to learn more and find out how you can help get this improved product off the ground.

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Star Prairie Birdhouse Company, LLC
PO Box 757 • Osceola, WI 54020 • (612) 276-2342

Star Prairie Nest Box and the bird/star graphic are trademarks of Star Prairie Birdhouse Company, LLC.

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