Usage & Care

Hang your bird-house according to the birds you wish to attract. Also provide the nesting materials. Examples:

Bird Height Nesting Materials
Nuthatch 6 ft bark, grasses, fur
Tufted Titmouse 6 ft leaves, yarn, moss
House Sparrow 6 ft twigs, feathers, grass
Woodpecker 6 ft small wood chips
House Wren 6 ft twigs, feathers, grass
Chickadee 6 ft wool, soft fibers
Tree Swallow 5-10 ft grasses, white feathers
Bluebird 5-10 ft grasses, fibers, twigs

The bird-houses are crafted for the cavity dwellers like the birds listed above. The opening is one and a half inches and the interior is approximately six inches.

Location: Orient opening north or east. See what happens! Like it? Leave it!

Maintenance: Undo screws to remove top. In early spring remove old nest. Clean with mild soad and lukewarm water. To brighten colour spray with Krylon Acrylic Crystal Clear Gloss.

Species Notes
Mountain Ash provides food in winter
Willow provides nesting material
Lambsquarters songbirds love their seeds
Knotweeds and Smartweeds seeds songbirds eat
Bunchberry attracts Partridge
Red Osier Dogwoods attracts 90 species of birds throughout North America
Lobelia Hummingbirds
Butterfly Bush Hummingbirds
Batchelor's Buttons Goldfinches in particular, seeds for all birds
Bee Balm (Scarlet) Hummingbirds
Mock Orange Hummingbirds
Highbush Cranberry Robins
Holly Hock Hummingbirds
Canada Thistle Goldfinches eat seeds and use as nesting material