Easy Instructions for Resetting a Singing Bird Clock
I might see the robin on the hour, but I might hear a blue jay instead. Those little birds always go out of sync whenever I change the clock batteries. Batteries never last forever, and I always run into this problem. How can I get those birds back in sync again? Well, there is a simple way to fix this problem.
How to Reset a Singing Bird Clock
- Remove the old batteries from the back of the clock.
- Set the time on the clock to 11:50 (10 minutes to 12:00). (Note: Some that are RSPB clocks set at 5:50, not 11:50.)
- Insert the new batteries into the back of the clock.
- Set the correct time.
- Your birds should now be back in sync with the correct bird singing as pictured by the time.
Note: Every time you change or remove the batteries, you'll need to repeat the five simple steps above.
Questions & Answers
The birds in my clock aren't singing at all. Did you replace the batteries and reset according to the instructions?
Did you replace the batteries and reset according to the instructions? The batteries for the signing is different than that of the clock.Helpful 46
Does the signing bird clock need all three batteries for the birds to sing?
Two batteries control the time and sensor, and the third is for the birds to sing.Helpful 11
My singing bird clock will not sing. I have done the reset procedures several times to no avail. Is there something else I can do to bring back the songs?
Make sure the batteries are good (work in something else) and make sure you try setting it at both 11:50 and 5:50 to see if it'll work again. Do you get any sounds when the back red button is push to demo the birds?Helpful 15
I have an Audubon clock that chimes 15 minutes before the hour. To correct this, I replaced the clock mechanism, and the clock time is accurate. What could be causing this?
What I would do is as soon as the bird sings move the hands on the clock 15 minutes fast, unplug the battery that controls the time, and then 15 minutes later put it back in. See if that corrects it again.Helpful 14
What is the red button on the back of a singing bird clock for and how do you use it?
The red button on the back should cycle through all of the bird calls when held down. It is used to demo (hear) all the bird sounds.Helpful 13