Easy Instructions for Resetting a Singing Bird Clock

Updated on May 12, 2018
Audubon Singing Bird Clock
Audubon Singing Bird Clock

Do you have a Singing Bird clock from the National Audubon Society and the Bird on the hour is not the correct one singing?

Frustrating ....right? I see the Robin on the hour, but hear a Blue Jay instead.....

Those little birds always go out of sync whenever I change those batteries.

Batteries never last forever and I always run into this problem. How do I fix this again?

Well, there is a simple way to get the birds back in sync with the correct time.

Here are 5 simple steps to fix this problem:


  1. Remove the old Batteries from the back of the clock.
  2. Set the time on the clock to 11:50 (10 minutes to twelve). (Please note Some that are RSPB clocks set at 5:50 NOT 11:50)..
  3. Insert the new Batteries into the back of the clock.
  4. Set the correct time.
  5. Your birds should now be back in sync with the correct bird singing as pictured by the time.

REMEMBER: every time you change or remove the batteries you'll need to redo the 5 simple steps above.




ALL Fixed... Enjoy the Sounds of your Clock with the Correct Bird Singing Once Again.

Questions & Answers

  • 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.

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      Andrew Ediger 

      2 weeks ago

      Thanks. And my girl friend's day says thanks too.

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      hollander 

      3 months ago

      Hi Nancy,

      Stemwinder - I think a clock repair shop should have a part that could replace that for a reasonable price. I'd bring it into one if you have one near you.

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      nancy 

      3 months ago

      The stemwinder fell out and disappeared. Any suggestions? thanks.

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      hollander 

      6 months ago

      Hello Joan,

      An RSPB clock is a Bird clock made for:

      The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity in England and Wales.

      It has the RSPB Logo on the face of the clock.

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      Joan Price 

      6 months ago

      What does RSPB mean and how do I know if mine is that?

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      hollander 

      6 months ago

      Autumn,

      They have a sensor on the front to turn off the singing at night when it is in darkness. Is the sensor blocked or is there some light in that room at night?

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      Autumn 

      6 months ago

      My bird clock sings at night. How do I get it to stop?

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      hollander 

      7 months ago

      Hello Tom,

      I'm not aware of a way to increase the volume. Sometimes a fresh battery will help that.

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      tom donoghue 

      7 months ago

      how do I increase the volume ?

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      hollander 

      8 months ago

      Hi,

      Some clocks need to be set at 5:50 instead of 11:50. Did you try starting over using 5:50?

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      jeana wood 

      8 months ago

      i cant get my clock to make bird sounds they do work if i press button in the back any tips will help

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      hollander 

      8 months ago

      Thanks Claire, glad to hear you got yours working again, I added the note about the RSPB set at 5:50 Not 11:50

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      Claire 

      8 months ago

      All sorted. It's an RSPB clock. You set it at 5.50 not 11.50 then put back the batteries. All correct now.

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      hollander 

      8 months ago

      Claire,

      Is it possible that your battery for the Bird sound is bad or loose? Can you replace that and see if that fixes it.

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      claireharland@btconnect.com 

      8 months ago

      Our clock has gone 6 hours out of bird song having followed the above instructions, it was correct before we changed the hour last weekend. Any suggestions? We don't have any "red button" to press either

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      Gail 

      8 months ago

      My bird clock only sings when the hands are turned backwards. Why is that and how can I get that fixed?

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      heidi 

      9 months ago

      thanks this fixed the clock appreciate it

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      hollander 

      9 months ago

      Hi Roy the 2nd Battery controls the sound. If it still doesn't work after the battery change, I wonder if the mechanism controlling the sound to the speaker is bad. Can you see if the wires are still connected on the Battery leads. Otherwise, it almost seems like it might be time for a new one.

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      Surfer Roy 

      9 months ago

      I have the Audubon clock as shown above. I have been so happy with it, however, I no longer get the bird sounds. I have changed batteries a couple of times, re-started as stated with 11:50, add batteries, then turn to correct time, stopping at each hour.

      what can I do to see if this clock is still working, or do I need to purchase another one?

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      hollander 

      12 months ago

      Hi Micheal,

      Best to check with a Clock repair store for that .

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      michael rayo 

      12 months ago

      I am looking for clock battery mechemanic that holds the battery and the hands for the clock

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      hollander 

      13 months ago

      Hello Dawn,

      Sorry to get back to you late, I was out of town. 'Hands on your clock jumps" - Not sure on that, have you asked a clock repair person?

      Sorry, I'm not much of a help with that question.

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      hollander 

      13 months ago

      Hello Dawn,

      Sorry to get back to you late, I was out of town. 'Hands on your clock jumps" - Not sure on that, have you asked a clock repair person?

      Sorry, I'm not much of a help with that question.

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      Dawn 

      13 months ago

      The hands on my clock jump. Can this be fixed. I put in fresh batteries

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      hollander 

      13 months ago

      Thanks, glad to help.

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      chippey@talktalk.net 

      13 months ago

      thank you very much thank you

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      John 

      16 months ago

      Thanks so much, glad I could help

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      Sallie Randall 

      16 months ago

      Thanks so much for this!

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