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Bird Houses for Songbirds
Jim Armstrong
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Pages / Length: 8
Publication Date: 08/26/2014

Bluebirds, robins, chickadees, titmice, wrens, and purple martins adapt easily to using bird houses. They will choose rural or urban yards alike where there is a small patch of suitable habitat—which might consist of a patch of wild garden and trees, homemade bird houses, or berry baskets of hair, moss, cottonballs, and yarn. This eight-page publication provides detailed instructions for nesting baskets and nest box construction, with an easy-to-use table of recommended dimensions and placement for common Alabama birds; also includes information on predators, landscaping, and water availability. The resulting birds' nest building and food gathering will provide hours of entertainment to armchair bird watchers.