In Praise of the Basic Birdhouse

This nest box is easy to build, and will provide critical shelter for birds you’ll love to watch.



birdhouse
This homemade birdhouse can attract a variety of birds to your back yard, including house wrens.
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father and son
You can build our Basic Birdhouse with a few pieces of lumber, tools you probably have on hand and an hour or so of your time. 
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chickadee
Chickadees are just one of several birds that could make your backyard birdhouse home.
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bluebirds
With a few simple modifications, you can adapt the Basic Birdhouse design to attract bluebirds.
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Birdhouse Diagram
The Mother Earth News Basic Birdhouse. Follow the steps outlined in the article and you can make this nest box in no time.
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