Smart Birdhouse

  • When do birds forage? How often do they return home during the day? What about the evening? The Smart Birdhouse tracks bird nest traffic.
  • The brain of the Smart Birdhouse contains simple, inexpensive electronics and is powered by a 9-volt battery.

Project Overview

Objective Track and quantify bird nesting behavior.
Lead Engineer Peter Gilson

Project Description

The smart birdhouse tracks nest entries and exits. It could also be configured to stream videos or photos, or provide SMS or tweet notifications when a bird returns to your birdhouse! Sensors measuring the temperature inside the birdhouse, or other variables, could be added.