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Sparrow Resistant Bluebird House  USA Handcrafted, Gray/Blue
Sparrow Resistant Bluebird House USA Handcrafted, Gray/Blueby USA Handmade
Amish Handcrafted Sparrow Resistant BLUEBIRD HOUSE WEATHERPROOF RECYCLED POLY Bright Color Combinations Our Bluebird Nesting Box is sure to help enhance the blue bird population of your outdoor area - providing a beautiful, safe and secure place for bluebirds to enjoy while keeping unwanted sparrows from overtaking the nest! Simply mount to any fence, post, tree or wall. Now, sit back and enjoy! Manufactured at an old order Amish homestead, this birdhouse is meticulously handcrafted from high density poly plastic to stand the test of time and use. Poly lumber is made of recycled high-density polyethylene materials. It resists splintering and rotting. No need for chemical weatherproofing treatments. It is also impervious to normal wood-destroying pests. Bright and beautiful high quality poly plastic and stainless steel hardware will last FOREVER! Unlike department store versions, these are individually handmade utilizing generational techniques and high quality materials. Measures: 7"w x 10"h x 7"d Opens for easy cleaning Colorful poly certain to brighten your backyard Durable stainless steel hardware Easy to clean with simple soap & water Fade, Rot & Insect Proof Eco-friendly made from recycled plastic bottles 3 choices of bright, beautiful color combinations (custom slightly addtnl) Retains bright crisp colors forever, unlike wood Pictured in Gray & Blue Roof Color Listed FirstRead More
Nothing signals the arrival of spring like the chirping of birds and their newly hatched chicks. A great way to bring this miracle of nature closer to your home is to add a birdhouse to your outdoor area. Birdhouses are also a great way to introduce children to the wonders of wildlife, and watching feathered parents flit back and forth on their errands will provide lots of entertainment for both adults and kids. While the designs of birdhouses can often rival the architecture of full-sized homes, it’s important to consider much more than just aesthetics when purchasing a new home for your feathered friends.

What kind of features does the optimal birdhouse have?

Look for a design with an extended, sloped roof to help keep rain away from the interior. Holes for drainage and ventilation are also important, as are thick, insulating walls. You’ll also want to consider having a baffle to keep out hungry predators. Once all these important criteria are met, feel free to go all out on design!

How do I attract birds to my birdhouses?

Just like you and I, different species of birds have different preferences for the size and location of their homes. It’s also worth noting that most species, with the exception of purple martins, prefer warm, earthy tones for their exteriors. Here are some tips for attracting some of the more common species that will nest in birdhouses:
• Bluebirds: Look for a bird box that is approximately 5.5 x 5.5 x 10 inches large. The entry hole should be about 1.5 inches wide and centered in the front of the house, about six inches above the floor. Look for a location that faces or is near an open field where the bluebirds can hunt for insects.
• Chickadees and titmice: You’ll want a birdhouse that’s approximately 4 x 4 x 8 inches or 5 x 5 x 8 inches large. The entryway should be 1.25 inches wide and centered in the front of the house, again about six inches from the floor. It’s best to place a chickadee or titmouse home in a dense thicket or clump of trees.
• Purple martins: This species enjoys nesting in gourds or gourd-shaped homes and “apartment complexes” that are home to multiple purple martin families. They’ll also nest in a bird box that’s approximately 6 x 6 x 6 inches large with a 2.5-inch entry hole placed about 2.25 inches above the floor. Unlike most other species, purple martins prefer a white birdhouse. Be sure to place yours on a post or stand that’s approximately 15 to 20 feet high and near water.
• Robins: If you’re looking to house robins, choose a bird box that’s 6 x 6 x 8 inches large and can be mounted to the side of your house or on a tree. Unlike other species who prefer a circular entry hole, robins prefer to have the entire front of their birdhouse open. However, look for a design that has a short edge on the front to prevent the nest and eggs from falling out.

Get inspired with our curated ideas for Birdhouses and find the perfect item for every room in your home. With such a wide selection of Birdhouses for sale, from brands like Wooden Expression Birdhouses, Furniture Barn USA, and Heartwood, you’re sure to find something that you’ll love. Shop from Birdhouses, like the the Handmade Large 3-Room Post Mount Hexagon Birdhouse or the Eucalyptus Wooden Bird House Little White Chapel, while discovering new home products and designs. Whether you’re looking to buy Birdhouses online or get inspiration for your home, you’ll find just what you’re looking for on Houzz.