Birds you can attract
Nesting Box Chart
Protection from Predators
Landscaping for Birds
Blue Bird House
Wren & Chickadee House
Bird House, Nest View
There's no such thing as "one size fits all." Decide which bird you want to attract, then get a house for that particular bird. Look through any book or catalog and you'll see bird houses of all sizes and shapes, with perches and without, made of materials you might not have thought of. recycled paper, gourds, plastic, rubber, pottery, metal and concrete.
The proper combination of quality materials and design makes a good bird house. Many of the birds that visit feeders and baths may stay and nest in
Most of them, including cardinals, doves and orioles,
don't nest in boxes. You can still help them by considering their food
and shelter requirements in your landscape plans.
More than two dozen North American birds nest in bird houses. Selecting a House will help you determine which birds might visit your neighborhood.