Bird house trapping
Bird house trapping is a Hunter technique that is used to catch birds. With this technique the player sets up bird houses on Fossil Island and fills them with seeds. The player then has to wait around fifty minutes for the bird houses to passively fill with birds.
Bird houses[edit | edit source]
Bird house traps are made using the Crafting skill requiring logs and a piece of clockwork with a hammer and chisel. They are then placed in designated spots on Fossil Island to catch birds, providing a passive method of training Hunter and gaining resources.
|Type||Level[d 1]||XP||Level[d 2]||XP[d 3]||# for goal[d 4]||# of Fossil Island Runs||Cost||XP/hr|
|Regular||5||15||5||280||7||2||-3,864||44.8k - 50.4k|
|Oak||15||20||14||420||13||3||-7,320||67.2k - 75.6k|
|Willow||25||25||24||560||24||6||-14,191||89.6k - 100.8k|
|Teak||35||30||34||700||52||13||-41,820||112k - 126k|
|Maple||45||35||44||820||44||11||-27,632||131.2k - 147.6k|
|Mahogany||50||40||49||960||160||40||-203,098||153.6k - 172.8k|
|Yew||60||45||59||1,020||832||208||-853,632||163.2k - 183.6k|
|Magic||75||50||74||1,140||3288||822||-6,056,098||182.4k - 205.2k|
|Redwood||90||55||89||1,200||6828||1707||-3,601,456||192k - 216k|
- This is the level requirement to craft bird houses. There is no Crafting level required to place the bird houses.
- This is the level requirement to place bird houses. There is no Hunter level required to craft the bird houses. This level can be boosted for.
- For checking full bird houses.
- If starting from 1000xp (level 9), which players are given in the Natural History Quiz.
Seeds[edit | edit source]
All seeds give the exact same rewards. To arm the trap, players need 10 low level hop seeds or herb seeds (Krandorian/Harralander or lower) or 5 high level seeds (Wildblood/Ranarr or above). The rewards do not change when using higher seeds, so it is recommended to use the seeds that are cheapest or easiest to obtain.
|Seed||Amount||Price per house|
|Dwarf weed seed||5||-770|
Catching birds[edit | edit source]
Once the bird house trap has been set and filled with seeds, it will passively capture birds at random tick intervals (an average of once every 5 minutes), up to a maximum of 10. To claim the Hunter experience and loot, players must return to the bird house trap to empty and dismantle it. The bird house will be lost in the process, but the clockwork will be returned, meaning players only need four clockworks to set all their bird houses indefinitely, after which they will only need to bring hammer, chisel, logs, and seeds. However, it is recommended to take a fifth clockwork to craft birdhouses while moving between sites.
Alternatively, players may purchase pre-made houses from the Grand Exchange. Retrieving these will still return the clockwork, which players can sell afterward.
Inventory[edit | edit source]
Loot[edit | edit source]
The player will roll this table once for every bird caught, up to ten times per bird house. The nests may be regular empty nests, seed nests, ring nests and rarely also Clue nests. Egg nests can't be obtained this way.
|Raw bird meat||1||Always||44||10|
Locations[edit | edit source]
There are four spots on Fossil Island in which players can place bird house traps, indicated by the icon.
- The first and second are found in the Verdant Valley, south of the Museum Camp.
- The third is found west of the ancient shroom in the Mushroom Forest, and directly north of the magic mushtree.
- The fourth is found by the entrance to the Tar Swamp.
All of these spots are easily accessible by using the Digsite pendant teleport to Fossil Island after using the pendant on the strange machine at the House on the Hill, then using the magic mushtree in the House on the Hill.
References[edit | edit source]