When building a birdhouse or nestbox, the hole size (entrance) is one of the most important decisions you will need to make. Do you know that the diameter of the hole determines which birds will fit into the house and which birds will leave it alone? If the entrance hole is too large you might find less desirable birds
What to do about Predators Although nest boxes provide nesting opportunities for many native birds, they also can make easy targets for predators. Common predators of nests in nest boxes include raccoons, cats, snakes, and squirrels. Here are some tips to help you thwart these common nest box predators. The most passive way to prevent […]
A bird's nesting box, or a birdhouse, provides birds shelter and a place to build their nest and lay eggs. If you'd like to attract more birds or give the birds in your front yard a place to live, consider building this basic birdhouse.
Forget letting birds nest in cute but unsafe birdhouses! If you really want to help wild birds, provide proper nesting boxes made for specific species and do what you can to prevent birds from using other hazardous nesting locations.
Adding a nesting box to your back yard will encourage native bird species to visit your space. This gives your whole family the chance to enjoy bird watching together! How do you attract birds to a nesting box? Well, that may take a little bit of work! Check out the post for tips on nest box placement, best materials for bird houses and many other tips for backyard bird watchers.