25 Free Bird House Plans to Welcome Feathered Friends to Your Garden

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Ornithologists know something that many people don’t: Birdwatching can be a peaceful and restorative experience. Encouraging birds to visit your home or yard can be challenging, however. Especially if you don’t have any houses for those feathery friends. 

A well-made bird house could be the ideal place for a coupling pair to build their nest and ensure another generation of gorgeous birds. While it is possible to purchase prebuilt bird houses, the process of building your own is often fantastically rewarding. 

Once you’ve built your first bird house, you’ll likely feel confident tackling more complex designs. Before you know it, you could have a bird-friendly complex of self-made houses that both you and your feathered friends can enjoy.

Important Details to Consider When Building a Bird House

Before you begin gathering your building supplies and browsing through bird house plans, you’ll want to take a moment to consider a few crucial factors. After all, not all bird houses are made of the same materials, are the same size, or are appropriate for all weather conditions and locales.

If you’re determined to make a comfortable and welcoming bird house, you’ll need to determine the best type of building materials for your project. You’ll also need to decide how large a bird house you’d like to create. Lastly, you’ll need to choose a safe spot to hang or secure your new bird house.

Bird House Size

Bird houses vary in size depending on the species they were meant to house. Smaller houses are often tailored to meet the needs of bluebirds, chickadees, and other petite...

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