This is an explanation of my BirdNET-Pi (https://birdnetpi.com/) hardware installation.
The idea is to have minimal hardware outdoors (a microphone) and keep the rest indoors where it is easier to manage and keep climate controlled. I had an existing CAT5 cable running from my computer area to an outdoor telco box. It was used for an old DSL install. I used the telco box to house a CAT5-to-XLR adapter and most of an XLR omnidirectional lavalier microphone, with the tip of