Some birds that is! Of the many wood birdhouses situated in our yard, the first brood of bluebirds hatched and fledged from this PVC birdhouse instead. Called a Gilbertson Nest Box, it’s specifically designed for Eastern Bluebirds, but Tree Swallows and House Wrens are known to frequent them as well.
Of the many modern materials now used for birdhouses… there is something to be said for old-fashioned wood. Especially the hand crafted wood birdhouses, the selection is fantastic (if you know where to look). Reclaimed materials like barn wood and tin make for some of the best (and sturdiest) houses for feathered friends, simply because they’ve already stood the test of time.
The wood used on this log front wood birdhouse comes from a general store in the North Georgia mountains that’s over one hundred years old.
Some hand carved wood birdhouses make for whimsical garden decor for us humans, while a swell dwelling for wild birds too. Many are totally functional with clean-outs and proper ventilation. Crafted from a fast-growth, renewable wood, this wood birdhouse below is a hoot!
Providing birdhouses is a necessity for our avian amigos. Dwindling habitat, and competition from non-native birds for natural nest cavities, and of course predators, are just a few reasons we need to help wild birds thrive and flourish. Believe it or not… our own future depends on it.
Please help house the birds 🙂