Birdhouses: 32 Homes For Your Feathered Friends

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

Mosaic Gourd Bird House

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.

Find it at Lady BGR World on Etsy

10-Hole Amish Birdhouse

10-Hole Amish Birdhouse

This tall, Amish-made birdhouse is two-storied and has 10 holes. Plenty of space for a bird family reunion.

Find it at Amazon

Cape Cod Birdhouse

Cape Cod Birdhouse

There’s no reason why your birdhouse shouldn’t be as adorable as your real house.

Find it at Wayfair

Cedar Birdhouse

Cedar Bird 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.

Find it at Built at Home by John on Etsy

Wooden Birdhouse With Jute Rope

Wooden Bird House 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.

Find it at Wayfair

Long Face Hank Birdhouse

Long Face Hank Bird House

Long face Hank? Yes! Add a little character, literally, to your backyard space. If for no reason than to create a talking point.

Find it at Amazon

Wood Birdhouse On A Pole

Wood Bird House 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.

Find it at Wild Bird House People on Etsy

Repurposed Wood And Tin Birdhouse

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.

Find it at Tucked Away Farm on Etsy

Small Wood Birdhouse

Small Wood Bird House

Perhaps you’re a sucker for all things romance. This whimsical birdhouse will add a warm, cozy glow to your backyard.

Find it at Wayfair

Carved Wood Birdhouse

Carved Wood Bird House

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.

Find it at Amazon

Instrument Birdhouse

Instrument Birdhouse

Music lovers can share their passion with their fine feathered friends in the form of these birdhouses shaped like favorite instruments.

Find it at Lure of Cripple Creek on Etsy

Modern Birdhouse

Modern Birdhouse

Fancy a mid-century modern style birdhouse? This one’s pretty impressive.

Find it at My Kokoon on Etsy

Stone Birdhouse

Stone Birdhouse

Is it okay to be jealous of a birdhouse?

Find it at Wayfair

Cottage Birdhouse

Cottage Bird House

Complete with flower boxes, this birdhouse is sure to bring a smile to your face every time you see it.

Find it at Amazon

Copper-Roofed Finch House

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.

Find it at Bee Gracious on Etsy

Plarn Birdhouse

Plarn Bird House

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.

Find it at Artistic Studio 1010

Cuckoo Cottage Birdhouse

Cuckoo Cottage Bird House

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.

Find it at Wayfair

Camper Birdhouse

Camper Birdhouse

Love your RV lifestyle? Share it with your avian visitors!

Find it at Amazon

School House Birdhouse

School House Bird House

I’ll bet classes start early in this schoolhouse birdhouse.

Find it at Birds at Home on Etsy

Old English Birdhouse

Old English Bird House

Create your own fairytale haven in your backyard spaces with an old English style birdhouse.

Find it at Wayfair

Clay Birdhouse

Clay Birdhouse

This clay birdhouse looks like something you might find in Middle Earth. Your bird friends are sure to love it.

Find it at Bryan Becker Clay Werks on Etsy

Purple Martin Manor House

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.

Find it at Wayfair

Log Cabin Birdhouse

Log Cabin Bird House

There’s a chance that birds love log cabins as much as the rest of us do. Why not give them their own?

Find it at Amazon

Wine Bottle Birdhouse

Wine Bottle Bird House

Truly unorthodox, yet a clever way to upcycle, is this wine bottle birdhouse, crafted of a blue glass wine bottle and copper.

Find it at Bottles Uncorked on Etsy

Tiki Hut Birdhouses

Tiki Hut Bird Houses

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.

Find it at Wayfair

Traditional Wren House

Traditional Wren House

Attract these plump cuties with a traditional wren birdhouse.

Find it at Amazon

Eagle Birdhouse

Eagle Bird House

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.

Find it at Mike Merritt Art on Etsy

Chicken Coop Birdhouse

Chicken Coop Birdhouse

Homesteaders, this chicken coop birdhouse has your name written all over it.

Find it at Wayfair

Watering Can Birdhouse

Watering Can Birdhouse

Another opportunity to upcycle, this watering can is transformed into a unique and beautiful birdhouse.

Find it at Amazon

Copper Fairy Birdhouse

Copper Fairy Birdhouse

Fairy garden enthusiasts can add this copper fairy birdhouse to their enchanting spaces.

Find it at Mike Lange 3 on Etsy

Yacht Club Birdhouse

Yacht Club Birdhouse

Hang this yacht club birdhouse over your bird bath, and the only thing your feathered friends will need is the boat.

Find it at Wayfair

Edible Birdhouse

Edible Birdhouse

This eco-friendly, edible birdhouse is sure to be a hit with your avian visitors.

Find it at For the Birds in Nature on Etsy

Written by Jessica Barrett Halcom

Jessica is an outdoor enthusiast who can be found dreaming up any excuse to make her way to the woods, the mountains, or the beach. Growing up in the country in a small town in Wisconsin, she had aspirations of one day moving to a big city to make her living as a writer. Her love of the country won out over the city, and though she makes her living writing, she has chosen the hills of Tennessee as her home where she lives with her family.

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