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Backyard Bird Houses Give Nesting Homes For Your Birds

By Molly Edwards

In the spring birds begin to sing and call for their mates to start a family. That is really what all the singing is about. It is very hard in the city areas for birds to find good nesting locations. It is good that so many of us love to help them out. Once a bird has found that house and declared it their own, they now become territorial. They will dive on squirrels and anything coming close to their backyard bird houses.

Many birds rely on bird houses to be provided for them since safe nesting areas may be particularly difficult to find. Birdhouses are actually quite important for preserving the wild birds. Without them, many birds would not find safe nesting grounds and be unsuccessful in surviving through the season.

You are really preserving the entire species of birds when you provide a house for a family of birds. Birds are very fascinating to watch and wonderful to listen to. They give you many hours of pleasure watching them in their daily lives and their interactions. It is very important to take good care of our bird houses.

You will need to clean them out after each nesting. A good scrubbing and sanitizing will get rid of feces and insects that can destroy the eggs. Birds are very picky about their houses. It is particularly important to locate your houses far enough away from each other to prevent them from fighting. They do not like to share their space. So determine what kind of bird you want in your house and locate it accordingly.

Bird houses come in many designs depending on the type of bird who wishes to occupy the dwelling. A larger bird will need a good size house and a wren will need a very small one. The shape of the house is rather simple, usually shaped in a vertical rectangle of different sizes. The size of the hole on the front is small enough just for the size bird using it. This will prevent a predator entrance. Most bird houses open with a hinge on the front to allow you to remove the old nesting materials. Some bird houses look like apartments while songbirds enjoy the single dwelling.

The price of a backyard bird house can cost anywhere from $5.00 and go up to several hundred depending on the size and quality of your house. They can be simple or elaborate.

Molly has been writing about birds for over 10 years. Please visit her latest website about backyard bird feeders at Best Bird Feeders, with information about finch bird feeders, as well as many more interesting backyard bird discussions.

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Edwards, Molly "Backyard Bird Houses Give Nesting Homes For Your Birds." Backyard Bird Houses Give Nesting Homes For Your Birds. 3 Jul. 2010. 7 Aug 2014 <>.

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