Bird houses are the perfect home for the Tweeties in your life. If you love wild birds, you can help coax them to you by providing secure homes for them. Any birdhouse is wonderful, especially if it sits next to a feeder, but the kind that fastens to your window and affords you an intimate view of your favorite birds raising their families of little birds is nearly priceless. Some birds need specialty houses, such as a box with a tiny opening or houses that are high in the air. Your best birdhouse will depend on location and local population.
Cottage Bird House
What we like: Large and beautiful bird house
What we don’t like: Unfinished surface
Not so great for: Attaching to a post
Perfect for: Hanging on a post
This decorative bird house offers a bird’s-eye view of everyone who lives in it. With windows for ventilation and drainage, a metal loop hanger for easy mounting, and ample space for feathered friends to move about, this birdhouse is as practical as it is captivating. Its charming design is reminiscent of a rustic cottage for your garden.
Turn your outdoor space into a whimsical - yet functional - haven by hanging this Bird House in a backyard tree or on your front porch. This is a sturdy piece that will last for a long time. Add a protective layer on the material to prolong its longevity, especially when placing it outdoors.
Whimsical Bird House
What we like: Unique, magical aesthetic
What we don’t like: Doesn’t come with mounting posts and brackets, no cleanout feature
Not so great for: Outdoors, if not modified
Perfect for: Decorative piece attached on top of a post
This bird house is a charming cottage-inspired design that brings bucolic vibes to your home. Crafted of metal and accented with a vintage rose iron detail, this unit features a tall, sweeping roof and detailed windows for birds to perch on.
Its unique and dreamy aesthetic will elevate the look of your cottage-style garden. However, it’s important to note that it can be challenging to use as a bird house due to its lack of access for cleaning. For it to be a fully-functional bird house, it’s best to modify this piece for easier cleaning. Otherwise, you can place a block on the hole and make it a decorative piece for your outdoor space.
Woven Bird House
What we like: Natural, breathable materials and organic look
What we don’t like: Lightweight, tends to swing a lot in windy places and seasons
Not so great for: Hummingbirds, they don’t nest in birdhouses
Perfect for: Placing inside a bird house frame
This bird house is handcrafted from natural hibiscus grass, giving it an earthy look that provides birds with shelter and privacy. The woven fibers don't come off easily but also provide ample ventilation and comfort. The beautiful drop shape of this rounded bird house offers enough room to move, rest, and nest.
A lightweight piece that won’t break off your branch. However, it does have a tendency to swing especially during windy seasons. This bird house will look great when placed in an open bird house frame to add weight and provide material protection.
Wooden Bird House Shed
: Nature?s Way Bird Products, LLC
What we like: Clean look, functional features
What we don’t like: Black roofing gets hot in warm climates
Not so great for: Bigger birds, if the item is not modified
Perfect for: Small birds
This bird house is crafted from high-quality red cedar which is rot-resistant. It has an extended predator guard by the entrance hole to ensure security and safety. The clean-out door and mesh floor makes it easy to clean out the nesting compartment. Air vents allow for optimal airflow through its wall opening.
With its clean aesthetic, this piece will look great, especially in modern and contemporary gardens and patios. While the black roofing makes it attractive, it does have the tendency to get hot especially if you’re living in a warm location. You can remedy this by painting the roof to a cool-toned color. This will make the bird house more breathable and comfortable for its occupants.
Angled Bird House
What we like: Great features at an affordable price
What we don’t like: Rough edges
Not so great for: California wrens, medium-sized birds
Perfect for: House wrens and smaller birds
Crafted from insect and rot resistant premium cedar and rust-free stainless steel hardware, this birdhouse has a diamond shape. It is equipped with a clean-out door for easy access during maintenance. Small holes keep out undesirable species like starlings, sparrows, and larger birds while encouraging desirable bluebirds, chickadees, and wrens indoors.
Apart from its easy cleaning access, it also features an overhanging roof, ideal for protecting the bird house from rain and providing shade during hot days. Since it’s made of wood, the edges are quite rough, which you can easily correct with minor sanding. It also has a loose bottom latch that can be easily modified to make this piece more secured.
Historic Manor 13 in x 9 in x 7 in Birdhouse
This portable birdhouse is made and polished with the finest plywood which features a dual opening for easy access and airflow. It features dual floor levels and four compartments with perches to give your little bird access to roam around in the birdhouse. It is designed with class and charm to add beauty to your home, garden, or backyard.
24 in x 14 in x 9 in Birdhouse
This freestanding birdhouse that is handcrafted with durable wood and metal has an intentionally distressed finish look and a back entrance for easy cleaning and maintenance. It features a shingled slanted roof that is covered by a chevron-shaped metal with ventilation holes and drainage spots. This birdhouse adds charm to your lawn or garden and ensures years of usage without rust or spoilage.
7 in x 4 in x 4 in Birdhouse
Provide shelter to different species of birds with this portable and gorgeous grass twine birdhouse that features ventilated holes and a built-in drainage system that enhances the durability of the birdhouse. It's water-resistant and the beautiful brown wooden roof serves as protection from the sun to the bird. It comes with a large door and a hanging rope to give you a great view of your bird's activity from the comfort of your home, office, or garden.
Acorn 8 in x 6 in x 6 in Birdhouse
A big advantage of the naturally crafted birdhouse is that it attracts a variety of birds. This birdhouse is designed with 100 percent organic materials which makes it resistant to premature decay and is easy to clean by simply hand wiping it. Its natural character makes it weather resistant and perfect for use during winter. It can be easily hung in the garden or on a dead tree.
Nottingham 15 in x 10 in x 6 in Birdhouse
Handcrafted with the finest cypress that is resistant to water, this beautiful rustic birdhouse features a removable cleanout panel for easy cleanup. Its asymmetrical curving design has a slanted and shingled roof which is perfect for post mounting in the garden, yard, or tree. It also includes a built-in drainage spot and boasts weather-resistance to ensure longevity. Mount on a post in the garden and watch how birds get attracted to this nice design.
Cottage 11 in x 8 in x 9 in Birdhouse
This lovely bridhouse is made with solid pine and plywood that is beautifully colored with white and pink to add color and beauty to your home. It has a professional touch that features a gable covered balcony, with more windows for excellent ventilation, hanging flower baskets, a wrap-around porch, an unpainted inner and a non-toxic exterior finished with a ventilator and removable back panel for easy cleanup. It is perfect for a backyard or garden setting when mounted on a post.
Signature Series Nantucket Colonial 16 in x 16 x 11 in Birdhouse
The creative and classy birdhouse is designed with lots of windows to give your bird a commanding view. The three-story masterpiece is big and perfect for post mounting. It is constructed with quality material to beautifully decorate your birdhouse and to ensure durability and portability. It also features ventilating holes, built-in drainage, and a removable clean out panel for easy maintenance and care of the birdhouse.