Large Bird Houses

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For your love of avian, a small bird house just won't do it, especially if your yard attracts many types and large quantities of birds. For somewhere safe for them to reside when the sun goes down, or its time to lay some eggs, you can't go wrong with a large outdoor bird house. With plenty of room for most of the flock, as long as they aren't too big, these houses will treat them right.

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Updated 27/12/2022
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Whimsical Bird House

Whimsical Bird House

August Grove®

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.

$118.99 $184.99

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Cottage Style Large Bird House

Cottage Style Large Bird House

Ophelia & Co.

This adorable cottage style bird house has been painted in soothing ivory with a pretty lemon-yellow roof. Featuring six large entrance holes, this bird house can establish your garden as a destination bird hotel in no time. Inspired by the traditional cottages in Cape Cod, internal platforms provide space to leave food to attract your feathered friends.

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Cottage Bird House

Cottage Bird House

One Allium Way®

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.

$26.99 $31.99

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Large Decorative Birdhouse

Large Decorative Birdhouse

Home Bazaar

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.

$104.2 $171

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Freestanding Multi Room Large Bird House

Freestanding Multi Room Large Bird House

August Grove®

This artistic and finely crafted bird house boasts creative architecture that has multiple entrances and exits for your garden visitors to explore. Decorative and practical, the distressed bronze paint finish provides a touch of color and excitement that will complement any foliage.

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Two Story Large Bird House for Outside

Two Story Large Bird House for Outside

Zingz & Thingz

This charming birdhouse has been built in the style of a classic rustic countryside home with a balcony and decking area. It features beautiful painted details, and is designed to be hung from a tree to make a delightful addition to your garden. This is the ideal choice for anyone who loves the little details in life, as you will be able to watch your garden birds create their own little home in this tiny home.

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Wooden Bird House Shed

Wooden Bird House Shed

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.

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Three Story Wooden Large Birdhouse

Three Story Wooden Large Birdhouse

This traditional birdhouse is designed to nestle camouflaged on a tree trunk. Painted in subtle tapioca and orange hues with a distressed finish, and a decorative metal foliage pattern that draws attention, it will look great in almost any garden. Birds will appreciate this sturdy structure that is easy to clean and maintain and can fit plenty of bedding material.

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Metallic Whale Large Birdhouse

Metallic Whale Large Birdhouse

Add a nautical feel to your yard with this unique hand painted birdhouse. Constructed from galvanized iron, and beautifully textured with greens, silvers and bronzes, this is a great way to add something a little different to your garden. This smiling whale provides a sheltered spot for birds to nest and is sure to delight young and old. It includes a sturdy chain to hang where it can evoke memories of the ocean.

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Farmhouse and Barn Large Birdhouse

Farmhouse and Barn Large Birdhouse

This rustic, two-part wooden bird house features a brown and red planked wooden frame for the main farmhouse and a side barn in cream and bronze. It is designed to be displayed on a garden table but could also be mounted on a tree or fence. It uses natural colors with a bronze finish that will catch the sunlight, making it a beautiful addition to any garden.

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Silver Mushroom Birdhouse for Outside

Silver Mushroom Birdhouse for Outside

This magical toadstool-inspired birdhouse is created from 100% galvanized iron. Crafted in the shape of three toadstool homes with multiple entrance holes for birds and includes several perches. This birdhouse is designed to free stand in your yard or garden and will delight children and your avian visitors.

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Festive Birdhouse for Outdoors

Festive Birdhouse for Outdoors

This decorative and Christmas-themed birdhouse manufactured from iron and wood is a must-have for those wanting to create a special atmosphere in the garden during the winter months. The splash of color from the red and white trimming adds a special touch to this beautiful wooden church. The distressed paint is well-suited to an outdoor setting, adding a touch of magic and charm to any garden.

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Freestanding Starling Resistant Bird Hotel

Freestanding Starling Resistant Bird Hotel

Birds Choice

Many bird watching enthusiasts will be conscious of the dangers of starlings. In some parts of the world they are an invasive species and can attack and kill the young of other species. This impressive bird palace has been designed with twelve entrance holes that are too small for starlings to enter. The internal compartments are perfect for nesting, making it a wonderful place for birds to settle. Crafted in chrome and white, this freestanding looks unusual and eye-catching.

$200.99 $241.19

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Traditional Large Bird House for Outside

Traditional Large Bird House for Outside

Alcott Hill®

This traditional birdhouse is an ideal choice to attract larger bird species. It’s designed to be freestanding, and features a domed fluted roof in an antique bronze finish. The intricately detailed pedestal base has been created with Fleur-de-Lis accent scrolls for a touch of elegance. This birdhouse will be sure to add a sophisticated finish to any garden or yard area.

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See Through Bird Nest House

See Through Bird Nest House

Tucker Murphy Pet™

This contemporary handmade ultra-clear acrylic bird house can be mounted on an outside window. Once it’s installed, you can admire your feathery friends from the comfort of your home. Includes a box and enclosed internal space for birds, and is manufactured from material that is scratch and weather resistant.

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License Plate Bird House

License Plate Bird House

Looking for a kitsch and adventurous addition to your garden features? Look no further! This edgy Route 66 license plate bird house will be a big hit with humans and birds alike. Designed to be mounted on a tree or fence. This distressed wooden green and white bird house will effortlessly blend into your outdoor space. 

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Americana General Store Bird House

Americana General Store Bird House

August Grove®

Looking to add a quirky piece of garden furniture to your yard? This fun and colorful birdhouse shaped like a traditional American general store is the perfect addition to your garden. Painted red and white with a gray slate roof, and featuring eclectic signs and details.

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Woven Bird House

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. 

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Angled Bird House

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.

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Antique Teapot Large Bird House

Antique Teapot Large Bird House

Bronze is a popular color for birdhouses, but this piece really stands out. The freestanding pole features delicate foliage and birds, crowned with a large copper octagonal teapot. Include a bit of old-fashioned glamour to your outdoors and enjoy watching birds enjoy this rustic setting.

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Large Bird Houses

Buying Guide

Do you enjoy watching the birds frolic in the trees near your home? If you do, you may opt to give them a permanent home and listen to their singing to your heart's desire.

An outdoor birdhouse not only provides the birds with a cozy adobe but also offers them protection from their predators. Birdhouses are available in a broad range of designs, from the shapes of animals to the shapes of houses, so choosing one will be extremely difficult. To help you narrow your search down to a single birdhouse, a buying guide is provided below.

It is only typical for you to want a hanging birdhouse. But, have you ever thought about a birdhouse that sits directly on top of a flat surface or post? You may actually find these designs more suitable for your preferences and needs. The greatest benefits of hanging birdhouses are they can be placed just about anywhere and relocated at will.

Birdhouses situated on top of poles are typically left there until they need to be replaced. Since you will not want to disturb your feathery friends once they move into the birdhouse, it will be best to never move them from their original position.

While the wooden birdhouse appears to be the most popular, metal and ceramic birdhouses are also very popular. Some manufacturers even utilize a mixture of materials to give their birdhouses uniqueness and beauty. There are also birdhouses constructed from recyclable materials. When investing in a wood birdhouse, be sure to only consider models constructed from MDF board. This material is extremely durable and will last for years.

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.

  • Wood: Wood can be a beautiful material for a bird house, but you will want to use it for birds without incredibly long or sharp beaks (avoid woodpeckers, in other words; owls might be a good choice) and it will be important to ensure that the wood is waterproofed so the bird house stands a chance of lasting for years to come.
  • Metal: Metal bird houses are likely good for warmer climates. In colder winters, metal will not offer much respite against the cold for birds, who may wish to burrow into something a little more comfortable.
  • Resin: Resin is a good choice for outdoor birdhouses which you wish to look as good as they perform! As an engineered composite which feels like plastic but can take on the look of stone or metal, resin can stand up to the elements in style.
  • Plastic: This lightweight material is ready for anything, although it may not be as decorative as you might hope. Plastic is a good choice if you're selecting your bird house less for aesthetics and more for productivity.
  • Ceramic: This may not be a good choice for larger birds, as ceramic is brittle and may shatter if subjected to a strong impact. However, for a more delicate look for smaller birds, ceramic is a lovely option.

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:

  • If you live in a coastal region, it may be a good idea to select a blue or nautical-themed bird house such as a naval or island-inspired motif.
  • If you have children who are inspired by stories of medieval wonder, choose a castle-themed bird house to fit in with their fairy tales!
  • Selecting a bird house made of clear plastic or resin will allow you to see exactly what's going on in the birdhouse---which may be of interest to those who are interested in biological sciences.
  • If you're going for a more natural look, water-treated wood painted in natural colors such as black, green, or blue will allow the bird house to blend in to its environment.
  • If you'd rather attract the attention of lots of birds, select a bright-colored birdhouse, such as yellow or red.

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:

  • Small birds: Wrens, sparrows, swallows, finches, and other smaller birds should have a smaller bird house, measuring approximately 10"x8"x8" or similar.
  • Medium birds: Bluebirds, cardinals, purple martins and other slightly larger birds will do best in a bird house measuring 24"x15"x15" or a similar size.
  • Large birds: Owls and other larger birds will require a larger house – at least 34"x15"x15" overall.

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:

  • The right size door: Think about the type of birds you see before you buy – a large bird simply won't be able to get into a smaller home. A 1.5" hole is the right size for small birds, such as cardinals, blue jays, songbirds, and blackbirds. Bigger birds, such as flickers, will need a 2.5" hole. Just remember that the bigger the hole, the greater the risk of predators gaining access to the birds.
  • Nesting materials: Place twigs, soft pieces of fabric, and odd bits of yarn in the bird house so the birds can easily make nests.
  • Perch. A perch installed next to the exit hole will encourage the birds to sit outside the birdhouse and give you more opportunities to see them as you're enjoying the afternoon on the porch.
  • A clean place to roost: Once a year, take the bird house down and scrub it out. Birds don't like slovenly environments any more than you do!

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:

  • Hanging: These types of bird houses are suspended by a cord or a string from a point above them so they can swing gently in the wind. Only lighter birdhouses for smaller birds can be mounted this way.
  • Wall Mounted: Wall mounted birdhouses adhere to a wall on one full side and are open to birds on another. If you have a large wall with no windows or other obstructions, this may be a good choice.
  • Post Mounted: These types of windows stand on a post (much like a mailbox). Because of the direct support these types of bird houses can depend upon, larger and fancier options may be possible if you perch them on a post.
  • Freestanding: Freestanding bird houses simply sit upon a surface, much like a normal doll house might. The very largest birdhouses for the largest birds likely take advantage of this mounting option.
  • If you have room for a post or a convenient wall for a bird house to hang upon, then those types of mounts may work well for your property.

Not everyone feels the need to maintain his or her large outdoor birdhouses. If you are one of those hands-on people, you may want to invest in a birdhouse with a clean-out opening. This will allow you to gain access to the interior compartment, so you can remove any debris left behind by the birds.

Birdhouses are available in a variety of sizes, styles, and designs. Some will come with a single compartment, while others have many separate compartments. Some are mountable and some are not. The option is yours to make, but do not rush your decision. The birds may not care for the design, but you certainly don't want to end up with a bulky eyesore that will ruin your personal sense of aesthetics and make it hard for you to truly relax while attending your exclusive garden concertos.

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.

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A charming rustic style post-mounted birdhouse handmade of wood. It looks like a barn with a span roof and a spindle finial. Walls are painted in weathered red, the roof - in distressed white. There are lots of round entrance holes in walls.

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Original garden decoration made of wood seek, branches, cones, moss and leaves. It look like little house of gnomes. It can be used just like a decoration, but it can be wonderful and one of a kind bird's house

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Birdhouse made of wood with antique finish. Designed for small birds. It has 9 holes and branches. Stylish addition in Vintage style for each outdoor place.

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This fantastic bird house is a real castle in your garden. The beautiful combination of solid wood construction and subtle shades of green and white will perfectly match the garden, and the birds will have plenty of space for themselves.

Finch Valley Winery Freestanding Bird House

Finch Valley Winery Freestanding Bird House

This beautiful freestanding bird house will be a perfect addition to any outdoor area. It was crafted with pay a lot of attention to details from a highest quality materials, so it's very durable and solid.

Castle Style Wood Post-Mounted Birdhouse

Castle Style Wood Post-Mounted Birdhouse

The elegant castle themed design of this birdhouse is truly unique in every sense. It can accommodate many different birds at once, allowing them to make a nest without any space restrictions. There are multiple roofs and even a charming little weathervane on top, making this birdhouse one-of-a-kind. The level of detail here is truly impressive by anyone’s standards.

White Post-Mounted Hardwood Birdhouse

White Post-Mounted Hardwood Birdhouse

The interior of this birdhouse is impressively spacious, leaving room for a number of birds to come and eat at one time. You will undoubtedly be impressed by the thorough exterior detailing that resembles a dollhouse more than a birdhouse. The slanted roof and fencing around the perimeter are just two of the amazing details this birdhouse has to offer.

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Birdhouse in Victorian style. Construction is made of wood and designed for mounting on the tree. Great addition to the garden and others outdoor places according to taste and need.

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This handcrafted, rustic bird house is a great way to decorate your garden. Beautiful design, plenty of space for bird friends and an eye-catchy look captures the details. The whole is perfectly presented among the trees.

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Bird house with antique finish. Construction is made of wood and metal. It is resistant to rust and harmful weather conditions. Stylish accent for each outdoor place.

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Richly decorated bird house in Victorian style. It is made of wood and finished with carefully made carvings. Elegant accent for the garden, patio and more.

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If you have birds flying over your backyard, you may want to fix them a nice house. With this large, rustic birdhouse, made of reclaimed barn wood, your singing friends will have enough space to make of this fine structure a permanent home for themselves.

Signature Series Club Birdhouse

Signature Series Club Birdhouse

This birdhouse is a true mansion! It is appropriate for small birds thanks to multiple entrance holes and shelves ('balconies' with 'balustrades') of matching size. It has lots of cute details and a massive, sturdy roof.

Little stone cottage songbird house

Little stone cottage songbird house

Decorative bird house shaped as stone cottage, with all the details. Lacking a stone fairy house in the garden? Probably this offer can end your search. The stone lodge features green doors, windows and red slates covered gabled roof.

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Large Victorian birdhouse constructed from solid wood and painted. The house has many entrances on various levels and a gabled roof painted red, with decorous finials on top. It stands on turned black post.

Secret Garden Freestanding Bird House

Secret Garden Freestanding Bird House

This stylish and charming freestanding bird house would be a perfect decoration for every kind of garden! Check it out and enjoy and amazing design at your place together with being close to the nature.

White Cottage-Style Wall-Mounted Birdhouse

White Cottage-Style Wall-Mounted Birdhouse

With a quaint cottage-style design, this birdhouse will be sure to attract all sorts of beautiful local birds looking to get a bite to eat and make a nest. The wall-mounted design means that you can make this birdhouse on pretty much any tree in your yard with ease. There are some impressive details with this birdhouse that make it a wonderful decorative piece.