Bird houses, nesting roosting boxes for wild birds. Wood, recycled plastic and terra cotta. Chickadees, wrens, titmice, nuthatches, kestrels, flycatchers and woodpecker houses.



Songbird, Owl Woodpecker Bird Houses, Roosting Boxes, Nesting Shelves

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Providing nesting sites for wild birds is an important part of creating a sanctuary for wild birds. Houses are designed for songbirds and perching birds - chickadees, wrens, titmice, nuthatches and the smaller backyard bird species. . Frequently the bird houses we find in local stores are not suitable for wild bird nesting, most often the case being that the floor dimensions and entry holes are to small to accommodate specific bird species. It's not hard to learn what birds need in a home - simply decide on the species of birds you wish to attract and select a box which is a suitable size. If you plan correctly, you can attract wild birds to a garden habitat. Here is tips and advice when if you intend to plan, build or shop for a bird house for a backyard.

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Providing nesting and roosting box for wild birds is an important part of a sanctuary. These houses are designed for songbirds and perching birds - chickadees, wrens, titmice, nuthatches and the smaller backyard bird species. Wood, decorative bird houses.

How to Plan, Build or Shop for a Bird House When you shop for a bird house, or when planning on building your own, these are the things that you should consider. If you want a bird house that will appeal to wild birds, you must meet their nesting needs.

1. Dimensions: It is important that your birdhouse is the correct size for birds to nest in. Different species of birds need different size boxes, so check to make sure that the birdhouse you buy matches the needs of the birds you want to attract. Check here for Bird House Dimensions Chart.

2. Ventilation and Drainage: Any birdhouse you buy should have drain holes in the bottom to allow rainwater to run out. Ventilation should be in the roof to allow heat to escape and not build up inside the box.

3. Roof: he roof line of the birdhouse extends over the sides of the box so rain doesn't get inside in the first place.The roof should extend out over the entrance hole several inches. Just as your porch keeps you a bit drier as you come inside the house, this overhang helps keep some of the rain out of the birdhouse.

4. Cleaning Monitoring: A good birdhouse will have hinged sides or hinged roof to allow you to open the box. You will need to do this to clean out your birdhouse or to remove nests of invasive bird species.

5. Materials: When you shop for a birdhouse, it should not be painted on the inside and should be made of non-toxic materials which will not harm nestlings. Pressure treated would is not good! Pressure treated wood can release toxic chemicals as the wood ages.

6. Paint: Try not to buy brightly painted birdhouses, but keep them natural colors or unpainted. Unpainted is preferable. Birds hide their nests and brightly colored birdhouses will only attract predators. Decorative birdhouses are very pretty, but you can get pretty and practical birdhouses which will keep the nestling safe.

7. Perches: Do not get perches on birdhouses. The birds do not need them and they just give predators something to help them climb on. If your birdhouse has a perch, these are usually easily removed.

8. Inside Grooves: A bonus for the inside of a birdhouse is grooves along the wall leading to the entrance. These help baby birds climb out on their first journey outside the box. If the birdhouse is made of a material such as cedar, it is probably rough enough for baby birds to get a foothold.

North American, US Birds That Will Nest in Bird Houses

Below is a list of wild birds which may be encouraged to use man-made cavities, bird houses or nesting platforms and shelves.

Bluebirds, Eastern
Bluebirds, Mountain
Bluebirds, Western
Buffleheads
Chickadee, Boreal
Chickadee, Gray Headed,
Chickadee, Mexican
Chickadees, Black Capped
Chickadees, Carolina
Chickadees, Chestnut Backed
Chickadees, Mountain
Common Barn Owls
Duck, Barrow's Goldeneyes
Duck, Black Bellied Whistling
Duck, Bufflehead
Duck, Common Merganser
Duck, Goldeneyes, Common
Ducks, Wood
European Starlings
Finches, House
Flickers, Northern
Flycatcher, Olivaceous
Flycatcher, Wied’s Crested
Flycatcher, Western
Flycatchers, Ash-throated
Flycatchers, Great Crested
Juniper Titmice
Kestrels, American
Mergansers, Common
Mergansers, Hooded
Nuthatches, Brown-Headed
Nuthatches, Pygmy
Nuthatches, Red-breasted
Nuthatches, White-breasted
Oat Titmice
Owl, Northern Saw-whet
Owls, Barn
Owls, Barred
Owls, Eastern and Western Screech
Phoebe, Black
Phoebe, Eastern
Phoebe, Say’s
Sparrow, Song
Sparrows, House
Swallow, Purple Martins
Swallow, Violet Green
Swallows, Barn
Swallows, Tree
Titmice, Bridled
Titmice, Plain
Titmice, Tufted
Warbler, Prothonotary
Woodpeckers, Downy
Woodpeckers, Golden-Fronted
Woodpeckers, Hairy
Woodpeckers, Northern Common Flicker
Woodpeckers, Red-Bellied
Woodpeckers, Red-Headed
Wren, Bewick’s
Wren, Brown Throated
Wren, Winter
Wrens, Carolina
Wrens, House