If your home and yard do not feature the dulcet tones of birds, and that is something you would like to change, you need to know how to build a cool bird house. Your creation should be both a home and a house for birds. Therefore, it is important to create a unit that will be attractive to the type of bird that you hope to attract.
Consider The Type Of Bird That You Are Interested In
Although it is easy to assume that the same bird house will be useful for most birds, the truth is that specific birds often have their own preferences that require extra attention. For example, if you hope to observe chickadees in your yard one day soon, you should build them a house that should be four inches wide and 8 inches tall. Their entry to the home should be no less than 1 1/8 inches across.
It will also be helpful to note that if you are fascinated by tree swallows, you will want to build them a home on a dead tree. You will need to create a bird house that is of the correct size and in an appropriate area if you hope to provide a home for certain types of birds.
Choose An Appropriate And Usable Material To Build With
You may notice as you walk through the stores, that you have many choices when determining what material the new bird house will be made of.
Common choices include:
Metal can last a long time, but if you live in a warm area, it will heat up quickly. Therefore, birds would rarely stay in there for long, during the hot summer days. Plastic is often chemically treated and the fumes are unpleasant for some birds. Recycled paper bird houses are frequently expensive.
Throughout the years, wood has always been a popular choice and birds know how to make it into a home. In addition, it has the obvious insulation qualities that are essential for bird houses during the winter, if you are lucky enough to have birds in your yard when it gets cold.
Fasten The Bird House Safely
Regardless of the material that your bird house is built of or where in the yard it is placed, if it is not a safe habitat, you are not doing your beloved birds any favors. Therefore, you will need to use screws that can be completely covered; in lieu of nails that have the potential for injury when assembling the unit.
It will also be a good idea to check back on the bird house to check for sharp edges or uncovered bolts. Since bird houses benefit from an annual cleaning, you can plan to do both at the same time in the future.
In conclusion, cool bird houses need to be made of the right materials, assembled with the most appropriate fastenings and designed to appeal to your favorite birds in the area. Otherwise, you are unlikely to get a bird's eye view of your favorite winged creatures anytime soon.