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.

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Tips and Tricks to Place a Bird House Correctly

Bird Watching Guide

Bird Watching Guide

Doesn’t it happen that whenever you plan to purchase a new house, you look for every possible thing that will make your stay convenient? Picking a residence is not child’s play. And, that is true even for your birds. If you are a bird watcher, you would know how challenging it can be to pick the right house for your birds. You would also understand how much fun bird watching is. Because it is a great way to spend time, many people are taking up bird watching as a hobby. Thinking about joining the race? Before you do, you must read in detail about bird behavior and their choice of home.

Let’s begin by understanding that which birds pick which houses.

Bluebirds

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

For bluebird watchers, it is vital to know that they nest at a place which is located near an old field, cemetery, orchard or even a golf course. Therefore, building them a nest box on the branch of a tree or on a wooden fence located near any of the listed open spaces will win you a greater chance of attracting any of these.

Another interesting fact about bluebirds is that they also nest in a shelter that has been abandoned by woodpeckers. If you want to build a birdhouse for a bluebird, keep in mind that the bluebirds won’t nest at a place that is constantly visited by predatory cats, chipmunks and other animals that prey on birds.

Robins

Robins build their nests on trees. However, if there isn’t one around, they can nest in a birdhouse if the platform is appropriate. Build them a home approximately six feet high on a tree with a lot of leaves and foliage. Because robins generally line their homes with mud, you must see to it that there is a mud pond nearby.

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How to Place a Bird House: Tips and Technicalities

Wooden Birdhouse

Wooden Birdhouse

So, you have recently purchased a birdhouse but don’t know exactly where to place it? Don’t be discouraged if you know very little about placing a birdhouse. There are a number of resources available on the internet that you can consult, in case you are unaware of the technicalities of the task.

If you wish to attract different species of birds, you must read about bird behavior extensively. Thereafter, you can begin researching the types of birdhouses that each of these types prefers. However, before discussing the technicalities of placing a birdhouse, let’s understand the basics.

Where to Place a Birdhouse

In general, a birdhouse can be placed anywhere:  a window, a balcony, a free-standing pole or PVC pipe. They can be either kept at a place or hung from there. It is best to build a birdhouse where it is easy for the birds to perch. To provide maximum shelter and safety to the birds, make sure that the place where you keep the birdhouse does not allow predators to creep in.

Specifics of Placing a Birdhouse

If you wish to attract a specific species of birds, listed are the specs and the details that you must pay heed to.

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