How To Choose A Bird House


There's nothing that can make your property more whimsical and alive than a pretty bird house bustling with life. Which bird house you choose, though, will depend upon the different types of birds you have in your area or wish to attract!

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What are the different styles of bird houses?

As bird houses are meant to be fun additions to enhance the beauty of your home, it's a good idea to choose a style of bird house that suits your environment and decor! Here are just a few ideas:

Hanging Resin Sail Boat Birdhouse
Stylish Blue Yellow Hanging Birdhouse
Simple Birdhouse Constructed of MDF Wood
Brown Natural Wood Post Mounted Birdhouse
Yellow Tree Fort Natural Wood Birdhouse
Stone Cottage Birdhouse with Removable Clean Out Panel

What are some good materials for bird houses?

One of the main choices you'll have to make is the material out of which your bird house is made – which will depend on where you want to place the bird house and what environments it will be subjected to.

Coastal Cottage White-washed Wood Birdhouse
Decorative Metal and Solid Wood Freestanding Birdhouse
Gray Brown Hanging Resin Birdhouse
PVC and Stainless Steel Post Mounted Birdhouse
Simple Minimalistic Ceramic Circle Birdhouse
Natural Red Cedar Post Mounted Birdhouse

What size bird houses should I get for different birds?

Pay careful attention to the types of birds that fly free in your community before you consider buying a bird house. The size you purchase will depend upon the types of birds you see!

If your community is populated with:

What are 'comfort features' for bird houses?

When you're thinking about putting up some birds in style, it's a good idea to give some thought as to what birds want in a bird house---otherwise, there's a good chance that your birdhouse will remain empty. Here are a few things to keep an eye out for:

What are the different ways to mount bird houses?

The bird house you choose may depend upon what your resources are in terms of being able to hang the bird house properly. There are four general types of mounts for bird houses:

Decorative Hanging Red Wooden Birdhouse
Tiny Solid and Manufactured Wood Hanging Birdhouse
Decorative Tropical Style Hanging Birdhouse
Red Blue Green Hanging Stylized on a Winery Birdhouse
Cute Wooden Hand-painted White Birdhouse
Green Wooden Country Style Hanging Birdhouse
Wall Mounted White Wooden Birdhouse
Blue Manufactured Wood Wall Mounted Birdhouse
Hand Crafted Solid Cypress Birdhouse
Solid Cellular Vinyl White Wall Mounted Birdhouse
Handcrafted Multi-color Wall Mounted Birdhouse
White Old-style Wall Mounted Birdhouse
Gray White Castle Stylized Post Mounted Birdhouse
Solid and Manufactured Wood Blue Roof Birdhouse
Metal Plastic White PVC Post Mounted Birdhouse
White Blue Round Swallow Bluebird House
PVC Plastic Cardinal Sparrow Swallow Bluebird House
Solid Wood Natural Wood Grain Birdhouse
Freestanding Solid Wood Iron Cardinal Sparrow House
Freestanding Elegant Eucalyptus White Birdhouse
Wooden Cypress Weather Resistant Birdhouse
Solid Wood and Metal Freestanding Birdhouse
Freestanding Handcrafted of Solid Cypress Birdhouse
Recycled Wood Hanging Freestanding Sparrow House

Quick Tip

Remember that the world is your oyster – you don't have to stop at just bird houses! Butterfly houses, bat houses, bumblebee houses and more can add whimsical variety to your yard.