Making birdhouse runs can be lucrative for experience and loot.
One of the more time-consuming and arduous skills that you can train in Old School Runescape is the Hunter skill. In fact, players will often buy OSRS gold so that they can speed up the lengthy process that comes with increasing the skill level. However, thanks to Fossil Island we now have a better and faster way in which we can train up our Hunter skills.
OSRS Birdhouse Planting
On Fossil Island, there are a few different locations where we can plant birdhouses. This provides us with a passive way of earning experience and resources at the same time. Your goal is to go around these locations and gain as much experience as you can within a certain amount of time.
Starting the Run
To get started, we can head over to the Grand Exchange and purchase birdhouses with our OSRS gp. Remember that you can find sites that have OSRS gold for sale if you are low on gold. You will gain crafting experience from making the birdhouses as well, but it’s probably quicker to buy them yourself.
Our next step is to fill the birdhouses with seeds. To fill them up, we need either 10 seeds that are at a lower level, such as herb seeds or hop seeds or 5 higher level seeds. The high-level seeds include the likes of Rannar herbs or Wildblood hops.
The OSRS Birdhouse Run
With our houses and seeds at the ready, we can now start the run. There are locations to the north-west, to the south-east and the west that allow you to plant these houses. Once you’ve found them all, we are going to begin placing them in these areas. We can use the bank over by the Museum Camp too, which is a good marker for being in the centre of the locations.
You can get started over in Verdant Valley to the left, or go to the Mushroom Forest location. Use this as a marker to how the runs will go from here, as you can then start to move efficiently. Go from one to the next, and make a note of the ones that you have visited as it will give you an idea of which is the best way to go for future runs.
Once you’ve placed your first birdhouse, a timer will then begin. It will take a period of around 50 minutes before a birdhouse is finally filled with birds. The birdhouses hold up to 10 birds, working on a tick basis in which a bird enters the house every 5 minutes. It won’t take a lot of time for you to get the houses in place, and you can use it as a way to rack up the experience in quick time.
As you continue on doing the runs, you will be getting everything from nests, to raw bird meat and feathers. You can then dismantle your birdhouses before replacing them, then go to the bank that we mentioned before. When you dismantle the houses, you will receive the clockwork from them too. This means you can sell them on for a bit of extra OSRS GP.
The main aspect of getting the most out of birdhouse runs is making the most out of the time you have. As time goes on, you will start to get the feel of how these runs work and what the best way of going about it is. After finding the best route, you will be getting the resources you need in a timely manner.
It is going to be important as far as the route that you go takes. It can be difficult to get used to the best route to take. Having to remember that you have birdhouses there can also be an issue at times. If you do happen to forget to go back for your birdhouses to dismantle them, then it could have a negative effect on the amount of experience that you receive on an hourly basis. Whilst this isn’t a major issue, it can be a problem if you are set on maximising the amount of experience that you get each hour. Therefore, keep notes on the route you’re taking and you’ll soon be an expert in birdhouse runs.
There are sites where you can buy OSRS gold too if you want to keep up the purchases of birdhouses as much as possible. As the birdhouses are one of the key OSRS items for sale, you can find them easily in the Grand Exchange to get the best way of doing a birdhouse run.
Have you tried any OSRS birdhouse runs? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!