Birding is a favorite hobby of millions of adults and kids. Attracting bird families to birdhouses can be done anywhere. Even cities have large bird populations that live in birdhouses. Invite a bird family with the right birdhouse in the right place.
Learn how to build the right birdhouse for each bird species at the Birdhouse pages. See which birds live near you and where they nest at the Bird pages. Print Birdhouse Plans with clear drawings and dimensions for each bird species.
About Nest Boxes – Birdhouses
Nest boxes simulate tree cavities.
Many birds that nest in tree cavities will also nest inside wood nest boxes if they are the right size.
Some birds that live on cliffs and rock ledges will nest on wood platforms.
Birds like birdhouses to be in their favorite places.
You can attract some birds more easily than other birds.
Put nest boxes in the right place. Keep nest boxes clean. Protect birds from pests and predators.
More than 70 North American bird species live in nest boxes or on platforms. See which birds live near you. Learn about those birds and how to make birdhouses for birds that live near you.