Bird House and Nest Box Ideas
Of course, as with choosing the right kind of bird food for your local birds, you will also need to have the right kind of housing if you want to attract them to stay. Not all birds make their homes in enclosed spaces like a bird house. You will find that your bird houses will attract birds like sparrows, woodpeckers, swallows, titmice, chickadees, wrens and finches.
Bird Houses or Next Boxes encourage wild birds to visit your home.You can buy pretty little bird houses at all kind of department or gardening stores. Some are not meant to be used by birds and are decoration only. If you want a house that a bird will actually move into, watch for the right sizes and shapes. You might need to do some further research into the right sizes of homes for the birds in your area.
Not only do you want to provide a location for birds to make their nests, you should also keep some nesting material around your yard. Bundles of small twigs, strips of torn cloth, feathers, string, yarn or even hair can be left in nearby trees for the birds to use. If you are offering them both a place to build a nest as well as the materials for the construction, they'll be more likely to move right in.
Where you mount your bird house again depends on the preferences of the species you are after, but most birds will prefer a bird house that is somewhat hidden by branches or leaves. A house on a pole in the middle of your yard isn't a good choice. A bird must feel secure in order to build a nest.
Once the birds have moved in, raised their chicks and moved back out again, you should be responsible and clean out the house. For health reasons, a bird house should be emptied of old nest materials and even washed with a weak bleach solution to kill any lingering parasites. Bird houses shown below are available on website official