All About Birdhouses

How to make a safe, successful home for our feathered friends

For many species of birds, there is a shortage of great places to nest. There may be birds that would love to call your habitat home, but they have a specific nesting requirement which needs to be met. Birdhouses can be placed in backyards, schoolyards, parks, orchards, farms, pastures, cemeteries, woodlots, deserts, name it. Support more nesting birds, and give a bird a home. Use these resources to become the ultimate nest box landlord; find out what features make a birdhouse ideal, which species you can attract to your area, and how to troubleshoot any problems that arise.

Learn About Nest Boxes and Nest Structures


Features of a Good Birdhouse

Whether you’re buying or building, this infographic will take you on a tour of a state of the art birdhouse.


Right Bird, Right House

Want to help birds but not sure which ones you can attract? Use this interactive tool to find out which birds are likely to nest in your region and habitat, and download the appropriate nest box plans.


Installing a Nest Box Camera

Considering a nest box camera? Here’s what you need to know before getting started.

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