If you don’t already have a birdhouse in your backyard, you may wonder what all the fuss is about. Undoubtedly you have at least a few friends or family members who are big fans of their avian visitors. Some of the biggest bird enthusiasts have many birdhouses adorning their trees and decks and windowsills. So, what’s the draw?
Well, aside from their obvious beauty, and being a reliable rest stop for migrating birds, birdhouses play an important role. For one, they give birds a safe place to find protection from predators and harsh outdoor elements. They also give birds a place to snuggle up together during winter months to stay warm. In the spring, birdhouses are an ideal place for bird mommas to lay their eggs.
Birds play a vital role in our ecosystem. They control pests in our yards by nibbling up those insects you wish you didn’t have. They also love to feast on weed seeds, which translates to less, you guessed it, weeding. Birds also play an important role in flower pollination.
And consider the lessons we can learn from birds, such as the importance of flocking together and being able to move with the seasons. And we can’t forget that age-old classic, “the early bird gets the worm”.
If you think you may be in the market for some birdhouses to invite these lovely little creatures into your own outdoor spaces, read on for several ideas of which ones may be the right match for you.
Mosaic Gourd Birdhouse
Add a bright flash of color to your backyard with this mosaic gourd birdhouse. You and your feathered friends will both appreciate this unique piece of art.
10-Hole Amish Birdhouse
This tall, Amish-made birdhouse is two-storied and has 10 holes. Plenty of space for a bird family reunion.
Cape Cod Birdhouse
There’s no reason why your birdhouse shouldn’t be as adorable as your real house.
Cedar birdhouses are more durable than other types of wood, and weather nicely. This will turn a pretty shade of gray over time. If you prefer the look of fresh, raw cedar, cover it in polyurethane before putting it outside.
Wooden Birdhouse With Jute Rope
There are those of us who prefer something earthy, and just a little outside of the norm. If that’s you, this birdhouse might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Long Face Hank Birdhouse
Long face Hank? Yes! Add a little character, literally, to your backyard space. If for no reason than to create a talking point.
Wood Birdhouse On A Pole
Sometimes the challenge in having a birdhouse is finding a place to put it, especially if you don’t necessarily have trees you can use. Consider a birdhouse on a pole. Grab several of them and you can set up your own bird condominiums.
Repurposed Wood And Tin Birdhouse
If you like the idea of using repurposed materials, check out this large birdhouse crafted of upcycled wood and tin.
Small Wood Birdhouse
Perhaps you’re a sucker for all things romance. This whimsical birdhouse will add a warm, cozy glow to your backyard.
Carved Wood Birdhouse
This carved wood birdhouse is not only a home for your avian visitors, but it’s a beautiful piece of art celebrating all things nature.
Music lovers can share their passion with their fine feathered friends in the form of these birdhouses shaped like favorite instruments.
Fancy a mid-century modern style birdhouse? This one’s pretty impressive.
Is it okay to be jealous of a birdhouse?
Complete with flower boxes, this birdhouse is sure to bring a smile to your face every time you see it.
Copper-Roofed Finch House
If you’re looking to attract finches specifically, those tiny little lovelies are sure to like this copper-roofed house designed especially for them.
Bring birds to your yard while doing your part to protect the environment. This birdhouse is made of plarn, which is crocheted recycled plastic bags.
Cuckoo Cottage Birdhouse
Anyone loving a creative take on things will appreciate this cuckoo cottage. The best part is that the birds inside won’t wake you up every hour on the hour.
Love your RV lifestyle? Share it with your avian visitors!
School House Birdhouse
I’ll bet classes start early in this schoolhouse birdhouse.
Old English Birdhouse
Create your own fairytale haven in your backyard spaces with an old English style birdhouse.
This clay birdhouse looks like something you might find in Middle Earth. Your bird friends are sure to love it.
Purple Martin Manor House
Add a little class to your yard, and to the lives of a Purple Martin family, by giving them their own manor.
Log Cabin Birdhouse
There’s a chance that birds love log cabins as much as the rest of us do. Why not give them their own?
Wine Bottle Birdhouse
Truly unorthodox, yet a clever way to upcycle, is this wine bottle birdhouse, crafted of a blue glass wine bottle and copper.
Tiki Hut Birdhouses
For those who enjoy their backyards with a few cool cocktails, go ahead and invite the birds to join you in their own tiki hut.
Traditional Wren House
Attract these plump cuties with a traditional wren birdhouse.
Okay, this isn’t a house for actual eagles, but it is shaped like an eagle in flight. More than just a birdhouse, this is a custom art installation.
Chicken Coop Birdhouse
Homesteaders, this chicken coop birdhouse has your name written all over it.
Watering Can Birdhouse
Another opportunity to upcycle, this watering can is transformed into a unique and beautiful birdhouse.
Copper Fairy Birdhouse
Fairy garden enthusiasts can add this copper fairy birdhouse to their enchanting spaces.
Yacht Club Birdhouse
Hang this yacht club birdhouse over your bird bath, and the only thing your feathered friends will need is the boat.
This eco-friendly, edible birdhouse is sure to be a hit with your avian visitors.