Creative birdhouse ideas for the garden including garden art ideas and nesting boxes for birds to raise their young.
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Not all birdhouses are suitable for birds! Most decorative birdhouses are just decor, and not designed for actual birds to safely nest inside. Each species has unique needs and abilities. If you want nesting birds to stay in your garden, make nesting boxes specific to that species and learn about the best location to hang the box.
Decorative Bird Houses
- Decorative Birdhouse Idea Gallery | A picture gallery of ideas for your garden
- How to Make a Stone Birdhouse | Free tutorial
- DIY Painted Birdhouses | Add colour to your yard
- Bird-Inspired Garden Art Ideas | It’s a bird world. We just live in it.
Nesting Box Plans
- Free Nesting Box Plans for Wild Birds | Links to all the plans
- A Complete Guide to Choosing the Right Birdseed | And how to prevent feeder problems
- How to Wash Your Birdfeeders | And prevent the spread of disease
- How to Hand-Feed Wild Birds | Have them eating from your hand!
- How to Have a Garden Birds Love | What birds need to be happy in your garden
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛