About Bird Houses

All our bird houses are designed for outdoor use in the garden or can be enjoyed in the home as a decorative accessory.
Our bird houses, bird feeders, will transform your backyard into a haven for nesting for many years to come.

When Should You Put Up Your Bird House?
Courtship for birds usually starts in early spring. That is also when many species will begin scouting out their nesting sites. To increase your chances of attracting a mating pair of birds, you should put your bird houses up in the winter or early spring.

Some birds will decide to move from their original nest site for many reasons and some species will raise more than one nest of baby birds per year. So don't give up if you don't get your bird house up by early spring. You still may be able to attract a nesting pair of wild birds to your bird house.

There are a few bird house placement options that should be avoided:
Bird house placement is important when trying to attract birds.
The nest box should not be placed near or facing a busy street.

The nest box should not be placed in an area with constant human activity. If a box was chosen, in a location like this, the parent birds may have to spend too much time defending their nest and not enough time eating or gathering food for their young.
The nest box should not be placed too close to your bird feeders. With the added traffic of birds feeding nearby, the parent birds will be forced to use a large amount of energy protecting their nest. I have found that placing my bird houses at least 50 feet away from the feeders works best.
Successfully attracting a mating pair of birds may take weeks or years. But with the right choices for bird house placement, entrance hole size, protection from predators, available food and water sources and some luck, your chances of seeing birds nesting in your bird houses is increased.

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