Bird houses are available to suite everyone's taste and needs, from simple to decorative, a wooden bird house provides a safe and secure environment.
Tree mounted bird houses
There are many types of decorative bird houses; many can be mounted in several different ways depending on what you prefer. One way is to hang the house from a tree branch. It is important to choose a large thick branch to support the bird house. If you live in an area with a lot of trees this may be the method you choose. There are also bird houses that are meant to mount to a tree trunk. You must have a good stable and thick trunk to do this.
Mounting a bird house
Bird houses that are meant to be mounted on a tree trunk can be mounted on a house, garage, or shed as well. Hanging a bird house from a covered porch or patio is a great way to mount a bird house for those who don't have mature trees where they live. Large bird houses are best on mounting poles. Most often the pole will be included with the house. Mounting poles be places and different heights up to 15 feet. As long as the mounting pole is correctly installed, the house will be a secure and safe home for your feathered friends.
Aluminum and cedar are two of the most common materials used to construct bird houses. Cedar works well because of it's resistant to rotting and has a long life. This allows you to enjoy the wood bird house for many years. Aluminum is also nice because bigger lighter weight bird houses can be made from it.
Some bird houses have panels or removable pieces that let you easily clean the house needed. Adjustable sizing is another feature some bird houses feature to allow the addition of another unit as the bird colony gets larger.
Bird houses are enjoyable for you and perfect for keeping your feathered friends safe and secure. Having a bird house is a great way to take time out and enjoy the world around you.