As land development has increased, bird populations have decreased. As many as 100 bird species are now considered endangered or threatened, according to experts. You can help support wild bird populations by creating an attractive habitat for them in your backyard.
Birdhouses are not just ornaments; they actually serve a real purpose. These serve as temporary places where birds can rest while some even build their nests in them. Imagine how beautiful it would be to wake up to them singing and chirping every morning.
There’s never a bad time to put up birdhouses. You don’t have to worry about putting them up only during nesting season. Birds go around ‘house-hunting’ to investigate their possible homes. Who knows, they may just choose yours.
If you have pieces of wood lying around in your backyard, why not create birdhouses out of them? Like this log cabin birdhouse. It would be a fun activity for the whole family. You can have the kids help you gather pieces of wood. Brainstorm how you would like the house to look. Pick an appropriate spot and be creative with the design and colour.
Get these tools and materials and start working!
- Chicken wire
- Grass sod
- Panel pins
- Several pieces of pallet wood
- Hand saw
- Tenon saw
- Utility knife and blades
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You can get step-by-step instructions here…