Knowing More About Bird Behavior and Bird Houses

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

Are you looking for a birdhouse? Buying one can be perplexing in case it is the first time that you are getting one. For those who have recently started bird watching as a hobby, one of the prime things on the top of the list is to build or buy a bird house.

However, most of the people take a long time to decide what kind of bird house they have to purchase. One of the reasons behind this is that birds prefer different kinds of birdhouses. All birds do not have the same preference when it comes to choosing an abode. For example, a blue bird does not live or like to live in a home which is meant for the robins, and vice-versa. MySpy birdhouses and others that are built so that you can keep an eye on the birds have been designed in a manner that they can be differentiated as houses for different birds.

As a prospective bird watcher who wishes to watch birds in their natural habitats or while resting, the first thing to understand is the kind of environment that the birds nest in. In case you own a garden or a backyard full of flowers and plants, on an average 15 to 20 birds might be visiting your home’s arena early in the morning or during the evening.

Undoubtedly, they are looking forward to make a nest there. So, why don’t you help them instead? How to begin, is the real question. One way to start is by reading about birdhouses and their types. However, the best approach is to first read about bird behaviour and then move on to studying the kind of houses that they prefer living in.

There are a number of species of birds that you can study about. Pick the one that you wish to attract to the birdhouse that you are making or the one that you would like to purchase. Knowing the characteristics of this birdhouse will help you decide how to make the birdhouse or which one will be the right one to purchase. The height of the roof, the breadth of the room, the material that the bird houses should be made of; these are some of the important things for making the birdhouses.

You cannot use estimates while making a birdhouse. Once you have all the measurements with you, you can start making the birdhouse. While certain birds prefer three side open houses, some like the sheltered ones. While for some birds you can place a birdhouse in a garden, others will want their birdhouse to be placed over a tree. These are some of the things that you must keep in mind while deciding the kind of species that you wish to watch.

Making a decision based on all the above mentioned factors helps in making the right choice as far as purchasing or buying the birdhouse is concerned. Other things like taking note of correctly placing the birdhouse, providing adequate food and water, checking for the safety and security of the birds and protecting them for predators are some other things that will attract the bird house to the house that you have built for them.

All in all, apart from knowing the basics of building a birdhouse, you should also understand how to place a birdhouse and the bird behaviour that decides its choice of home. Thereafter, you will not face any difficulty watching birds.

 

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