All bird houses must be able to be opened to have the old nest removed.
How to build a bird house with the correct size entrance hole is very important. It must be the correct size for the bird house design and the type of wild bird that it is to attract. (The measurements are given in a chart, half way down building bird houses.)
To install a perch or not, is a noteworthy consideration. This may prove to help predators have access to the inside of your bird house and the young baby birds before they are ready to fledge.
It will also be necessary to know how to build a bird house that will be
used by the birds that live in the area where a bird house is to be
erected. For example, building houses for Bluebirds in the suburbs of a
large city would only bring disappointing results as Bluebirds live in
country settings with wide open areas such as farmers fields. A much
more successful outcome will be achieved by hanging a Wren house in
It will also be essential to have knowledge of each individual species preferences for bird house design. Some birds like and require a larger cavitywhile others like a tight and cozy space and yet others live in family groups to raise their young to full fledge. For instance a Chickadee would not choose the same style of house as a Purple Martin.
Bird Houses For Social Nesters
Decorative bird houses and elaborate bird house designs are more for
pleasing people. There is nothing wrong of course, in learning how to build a bird house that pleases both,
the bird watcher and the wild birds. ;)
I have provided bird house plans and easy birdhouse kits right here on this page for you.
More Information About Bird Houses Below & In Sidebar Above
Gourd Houses ~ Native North Americans were the first to craft gourds into bird houses to attract wild birds. Often they are wild birds first choice for a bird home.
Roosting Boxes provide valuable shelter for birds at any time during the year for night time habitation and shelter from inclement weather.
Snags ~ Dead or dying trees create a snag and that is a good thing. A snag provides housing, food and a place of safety from predators.
Can birds partake in "horseplay"? Sometimes birds behave in ways that make us laugh. Have you seen a Mourning Dove hop backwards? Now that looks funny, right? We know their funny behaviour means something different to them, but lets share our birds in "horseplay" photos & stories that make us "whinny", I mean laugh! Get Snapping & Typing!