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Purple Martin House

A bird home will greatly enhance your backyard birding experience.

It will allow you to view the wonders of baby birds growing to full fledge.

This addition to your yard provides a wonderful way to enjoy backyard birds.

Bird shelters provide a whole other broad range of wild bird nesting habits for you to observe.

It only stands to reason that if you are setting the table for wild birds with bird feeders, they would choose to nest “down the hall”, so to speak, in your backyard.

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My hope is that you will learn here, how to encourage wild birds to use your yard to raise their young.

But before our feathered friends can get to the busy point of nurturing a family they need to stake out a territory and defend it.

Then they must find a mate.

Courtship rituals are among the most fascinating bird behaviours to watch.

There are no flowers or diamond rings.

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Instead you will witness interesting displays of feathers, fancy steps, bobbing heads, special calls and songs, food offerings often given in thoughtful tenderness or sometimes seemingly aggressive behaviour.

Yet all these diverse traits, more often carried out by males, are intended to accomplish one thing. Winning the affections of a mate!

Who would want to miss such exciting backyard bird activity!

Wild Bird Shelters
Gourd House
Roosting Box

List of Things to Consider When Choosing a Bird House

        1. Which species of baby birds are raised in handmade bird homes?

    2. Do those birds live in my area?

    3. After the first two questions are answered – what type of house will they use?

    4. How many should I put up in my yard?

    5. Where is the best location in my yard?

    6. When should I put up a bird shelter?

    7. What about predators?

    8. Will there be a lot of maintenance?

    9. What are wild birds nesting habits?

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Two modifications I would suggest to any bird house plans you make or purchase:

1. Omit installing the perches, as perches only assist predators to get in easier!

2. Make a modification to the birdhouse instructions to make it easy to open your bird house so you can clean it out every year in the autumn.

And answer this question before you start your search:

"Do you want a hanging bird home or do you want a bird house on a pole, in which case you will need to erect a bird house pole?

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Types of Bird Homes

Purple Martin House

Finch House

Chickadee House

Wren House

Bluebird house

Bat Box

Owl Box

Gourd houses

Nesting Shelf

Swallow Shelf

Roosting Boxes

Nesting Pocket

Snags (dead trees)

Hand made Purple Martin House beautifully constructed.Homemade Purple Martin House

All About Bird Housing

About Baby Birds Which wild birds raise their young in bird houses and what other ways do parent birds provide housing for their babies?

Attracting Backyard Birds Is There Another Way? - Attracting backyard birds with bird feeders is one way to watch birds in your backyard. But are there other ways?

How to Attract Birds to a Bird House? It does take a lot of patience sometimes to reap the benefits of bird watching with bird shelters in your backyard. Find tips for success here.

Nesting Habits Vary a Lot  Wild birds prepare for and raise their baby birds in many different ways. Some birds are solitary in their method and others are communal.

Other Types of Wild Bird Shelters For roosting or homes for cavity nesters are a good way to keep birds in your yard for great bird watching.

Intriguing Bird House Info It only stands to reason that if you are setting the table for wild birds with bird feeders, they would choose to nest “down the hall”, so to speak, in a backyard birdhouse.

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Types of Bird Houses

Gourd Houses are #1 Native North Americans were the first to craft gourds into bird homes to attract wild birds and studies indicate they are the #1 choice with wild birds.

Roosting Boxes for Bedrooms Provide valuable shelter for birds at any time during the year for night time habitation.

Snags/Dead or Dying Trees Provide many elements of the necessities of survival for wildlife, such as food, escape from predators, nesting sites, roosting spots.

Building Your Own

How to Build a Bird House: The Right Way How to build a bird house that will actually be used requires a little knowledge but it is not complicated.

Building Bird Houses that Get the Movers Hired You can put up a bird home but will the birds like your location, is the style suitable for them or their neighbours?

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