Making Them Bird-Friendly!
If you have never looked up birdhouse guidelines before, get ready to throw your conceptions about birdhouses out the window. To be the most beneficial and safe for birds, birdhouses should be undecorated, plain wood with specific measurements. The ornamental birdhouses you see at the store are just that; ornamental. Learn what the best birdhouses really look like!
There are several different bird feeders and foods you can offer in your backyard. Perhaps you hope to attract certain species or convenience is your priority. Regardless, this page has detailed information on several birdfeeders. There's also links to different bird foods and a homemade birdfeeder that is a great craft for kids!
The misconceptions about birdbaths are similar to the misconceptions on birdhouses—there are many decorated options that, while they may look great in your yard, are not entirely beneficial to birds. To be the most beneficial, birdbaths have to follow certain specifications, such as location and depth. The good news is, if you can't find a proper birdbath at the store, it's easy to make your own!
Photo courtesy of Steven Depolo.