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    Blue Bird Houses: Basic Nest Box to Castle!

    Nest Box basics to recycled houses, to deluxe architectural models, Blue Bird Houses come in many shapes and sizes!

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    Provide bluebirds with their required nest sites and help this iconic species continue to thrive.  Competition for these nesting cavities is still fierce, and by putting up blue bird houses, you can encourage them to nest in your yard.

    The best houses are not the most expensive, but the ones which are approved by The North American Bluebird Society. They have proper dimensions and drainage, and usually have some type of predator guard around the entrance. Simple nest boxes, can be acquired for as little as $15 to $20. While the more fancy and decorative models range anywhere from $50 to $400 depending on materials used and level of detail. This patina copper top bluebird house is actually hand crafted of PVC, the same vinyl siding on your house!  These types of houses will never crack, split or fade, and generally last a lifetime.

    Nesting material and bird baths will also encourage bluebirds to take up residence, as well as their favorite food: meal worms!

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    A Wood Birdhouse: Starling Resistant

    Wood BirdhouseWe’ve all seen them…and cringe!  Bully birds, who take over nests, hog the feeders, and wreak havoc for some songbirds.  Starlings are a good example, there’s some tough competition with bluebirds over nest boxes.  Cow Birds are known to take over nests and lay their own eggs with the others.  Other fledglings usually don’t survive because of the Cowbird’s rampant parasites.  I have two Cowbirds in my yard now that I see at my feeders, and I’m a little concerned for the 2 bluebird nests, actually not quite sure what to do?

    This wood birdhouse may look basic, but has a special feature to keep starlings out.  The angled shelf below the entrance thwarts their efforts to enter.  This is actually a Flicker house, and the entrance is the perfect size for Starlings.  Luckily, there are some great, innovative manufacturers out there who know what they’re doing!

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    Talk About A Nice House!

    Vinyl Birdhosue

    They sure are making some pretty nice birdhouses these days!  You’d think this  architectural birdhouse is wood…but it’s not.  It is made from PVC.  Yes-vinyl, just like they use to build real houses.  Vinyl siding, with no worries of painting or fading or rotting.  Same thing here!  A unique birdhouse made to last a lifetime.

    Imagine how a bird must feel living in a castle like this?  No drafts, no leaky roofs, and no damp walls when it rains!  These birdhouses are of the highest quality, and although they may cost a few dollars more than wooden bird houses, these are virtually maintenace-free.  Consider it an investment in the housing market!