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Best cheap bird houses kits: Reviews and buying advice

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Window Bird Feeder with Strong Suction Cups and Seed Tray, Outdoor Birdfeeders for Wild Birds, Finch, Cardinal, and Bluebird. Large Outside Hanging Birdhouse Kits, Drain Holes, 3 Extra Suction Cups

$25.00  in stock
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Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; 🐦 AMAZING CLOSE UP VIEWS OF YOUR FAVORITE WILD BIRDS! Made from high transparency, see-through acrylic so you can study the beautiful markings of each bird. Makes bird watching fun and easy from the comfort of your own home while...

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 First of all, I want to dispel the myth that window bird-feeders are dangerous for birds. There are two reasons that birds collide with windows: Either they are trying to escape predators or are unfamiliar with the area. Placing a feeder in the middle of your window will break up the reflection the birds see of your yard, and they will be less likely to try to "escape through your window". I have noticed that birds who are using this feeder for the first time may have a hard time landing right on the perch, and may flutter against the glass for a second. But once they have landed and gotten their bearings, subsequent landings go smoothly. Birds that have visited the feeder a few times may occasionally land on top of it accidentally before flying down to the perch, but don't flutter at the window.Installing this feeder in an area where there has not previously been a feeder may result in a long delay until birds find it. On one of mine it took three weeks for the first bird to arrive. Once there is one bird on it, however, others will quickly notice the food source and will arrive more often. If you are having a hard time getting birds to locate your feeder, leaving scattered piles of the same bird-feed on the ground in the area can attract birds who are used to looking for seed on the ground, and when the original pile is exhausted, they will look for similar seed in the vicinity and find the feeder.From a design stand-point, this feeder is top-notch. The construction is great, and the plastic is very thick (1/8" plexiglass) and sturdy. Overall it weighs about a pound. It will withstand Oregon rain (the all year round kind) and the seed is able to drain well since the removable try and feeder box both have drain holes that work well. The suction cups are large and adequate, though mine were a little misshapen from being squished in a bag during shipping. You can just let them sit in warm/hot water for a few minutes to revert to their natural shape. Dry them well, and then (I know this sounds weird) rub the suction cup on your nose. The oils from your nose will help plug any minuscule cracks and prevent air loss that would make the suction cup fail. Stick the cup onto a clean window, and it'll stay up for years. (Though you are taking your feeder down for regular cleanings, aren't you?)With no rain, you can safely leave the feeder out without cleanings for a month or two. With rain, depending on your type of seed, mold can form in the feeder. You'll see when this happens, and you can remove the feeding tray, and throw it in the dishwasher. (I think the bleaching instructions are overkill. Your dishwasher will kill anything growing on the feeder.) Depending on your window, you may even be able to remove the feeder from inside, as long as you don't have a window screen in place. (If you try this, attach the feeder to the window that DOESN'T slide.) I can slide up my window, lean out a bit, and reach up to the feeder and grasp the center feeding tray divider, and lift it out. While mine is only on the first floor it keeps me from having the push through my hydrangeas to get to the feeder. It would be no problem for someone on a second or higher story from servicing the feeder from inside the house.I appreciate the fact that the included feeding tray is removable. (Apparently, earlier versions of this product didn't have the removable feeding tray.) Because the feeding tray is also divided, you can also have two different types of foods, to see which your birds prefer. (I've had the best luck with sunflower hearts, but your local birds may have different tastes. Or you may choose smaller seed to bring in little birds and not the jays) While there are drainage holes, there is no issue with small seed like milo, sorghum or thistle. It won't fall through. (Some of it may fall between the feeding tray and the outer housing, so you'll have to blow or wipe it out when replacing the feeding tray.The "roof" of the feeder hangs down enough to keep out most of the elements, and I haven't had any issues with the black landing strip coming off. I've seen some feeders without this strip and i think it'd be much harder for the birds to land as easily as they do on this one. (not being able to gauge where the edge of the plastic was, if there wasn't a strip.)The birds will often poop as they finish feeding and fly away. If you have decking or some other "pretty" surface under the feeder, it's likely to need regular cleanup. Depending on the type of seed you use, you'll also have piles of shells all over the ground. Some birds will also root through the seed and knock some of it to the ground. I have mine over flowers, and don't have to deal with the poop issue, or a pileup of seed husks. The birds will happily eat the extra seed that falls to the ground.The feeder is a resonant box, and so there is a noticeable sound when the birds land. I can clearly hear tiny finches landing, when I'm in the room, though the sound is subtle. I can easily miss it if I'm typing on my laptop when they land. Larger sparrows landing result in a loud click, that I can hear over the neighbors mowing the lawn if I'm in the same room. (Take a single sunflower seed and toss it against a window as softly as you can, and that'll give you a rough idea of what it sounds like to have a sparrow land.) Larger birds like Jays are unmistakable, but the sound isn't intrusive. (I mean, but really, if you put up this kind of feeder, you do it so you can see the birds. Why wouldn't you want to hear them arrive?)The feeder is completely clear, so it can be challenging to approach the window with the feeder when birds arrive without them noticing you and flying away. One approach is to walk slowly. Also turning off any interior lights will make you harder to see. You can also lower blinds if you have them, and rotate them so they are slightly open. This makes it easy to walk right up to the window and peek between the slats to easily observe the birds really closely. Though over time, regulars will grow accustomed to general movement in your home, and won't fly away unless there is sudden movement. It's not uncommon to be able to slowly walk to the window with birds that have been feeding at the feeder for weeks, and stand nose to nose with the window watching them from up close.The only drawback to this feeder (and it's a small nit-picky one) is that bird are often back-lit. In other words, they are in the shadow of the house, while everything in the background is sunny. So trying to take pictures of birds in this feeder can be challenging, except at times of the day when the sun is mostly overhead. At other times of the day pictures usually come out underexposed, while the surroundings look lush and well-lit. I've had some better luck with the room lights on. Flash photos have been complete failures, with the pre-flash lights scaring the birds right off. But, I'd rather have mediocre close-up pictures, that well-lit pictures of birds across the yard. Or, I just have to wait until the light is just right.Overall, I'm very pleased with this feeder. It is my favorite feeder that I own, and I'm sad it took me so long to find it. I highly recommend it.(You can see in my video how protective the Pine Siskins get over the feeder sometimes! )
This is exactly what I wanted! it took the birds two days to find it, so enjoyable watching them. And as you can see in my picture, the squirrel is not getting to it.
Good bird feeder.It took about a week for the birds to find it. They loved it once they finally did though.The suction cups are very strong. This thing will NOT fall off of your window.Some advice:- I'd put this on a window that has grass/mulch beneath it. I put it on a window over our deck first, and the deck was covered in sunflower shells and bird droppings.- I'd also put it high off the ground. When I had ours on the deck window it was low and a raccoon was eating out of it. Cute, but I didn't want to attract raccoons.

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Pinepro Unfinished Wooden Bird House Kit, Duplex

$18.99
$14.60  in stock
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PINEPRO-Duplex Wood Bird House Kit. This birdhouse kit is fun for Scout groups; school projects or family fun! This package contains eleven wooden parts; nails and instructions on how to assemble. For ages 8 and up. CAUTION: Sharp nails! Imported.

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My 10 year old granddaughter and I put this together. She loved it and was able to do most of the work herself.
Half the roof was not on the box. A little disappointing for my 6yr old. They had 1 job to do, fail. Lol
perfect

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23 Bees 4 Hole Bird House for Outside/Indoors/Hanging | Kits for Children & Adults | Decorative Birdhouse &Home Decoration | Outdoors Feeder for Birds, Bluebirds, Wrens & Chickadees | All Weather

$49.99  in stock
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Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; Bird Watching Paradise - Feast your eyes on mother nature’s beautiful creations as they pick this birdhouse as their home. Your garden will become a bird oasis. Each home comes with a wooden slat so your garden birds can perch on and you can...

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Makes a nice addition to our existing birdhouse (which gets used each year), but I hadn't properly researched the cavity-nesting birds in our neighborhood. Turns out they do not like to live in apartments; they like their privacy. Can hardly blame them! The unit needed much sanding before we installed it as the edges of the openings were beyond extremely rough and likely would have injured any birds who tried to occupy the new residences. The cleaning holes in the back are too small to be effective, so we plan to take it down after this year's nesting season. It will make a cute decoration, but it won't likely be used by birds in our neighborhood. We have tenants again this year; it was fun to watch them house-hunting and checking out the new units. Ultimately, they picked the older model, which is a bit bigger for mama and babies. I would have loved to have five sets of nesting birds this year, but it just isn't going to happen in Metro Denver.
Overall this is a really neat birdhouse. Everyone who has seen it has said it was the coolest birdhouse they've seen. The sparrows were checking it out 10-15 minutes after I installed it. The next day, they were going door-to-door checking out each house in sort of an open-house tour. And by the next day, they were bringing nesting materials in to setup their new home. Now, if I can just keep them from fighting each other over it.I have given it only 4 stars because for the money, I expect slightly more refined craftsmanship. The wood pieces forming the roofs were a tad askew and not properly squared up. And they should have taken five minutes to sand the splinters off the door openings. Otherwise, it's quite decent and the birds certainly have enjoyed it.
Very pretty. No nails protrude into the interior. Very clean construction. The 1 1/4 inch diameter holes right size for smaller birds like house wrens. We'll see if sparrows fit in but they are not our target bird if they don't. Some fraying around the bird holes need to be trimmed away. No big deal. We were going to polyurethane spray the double duplex home to protect it against the elements but the description indicates that may not be necessary (compressed fir). The base is has enough strength to afford pole mounting which is our plan.Noted problems: Mini-screws are visible and, in my opinion, need a protective coat like polyurethane. Home floorboard is only 7/16 inch thick, perhaps requiring an "addition" to strengthen it against winds when mounting on top of a pole. Is this an American made product?

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Woodlink Wooden Bluebird House - Model BB1

$24.80
$23.68  in stock
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This ornithologically correct, traditional style Woodlink Bluebird House is designed specifically for bluebirds. Constructed of durable re-forested, kiln dried, inland red cedar it is both weather resistant and insect repelling. Assembled with rust resistant zinc chromate screws (not nails) to...

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I bought these for bluebirds and tree swallows and they are very well constructed. I mount these in a field by attaching a conduit footer (hardware store) to the bottom of the box with four wood screws that do not go through the floor. I get electrical conduit pipe and cut it into 6 foot lengths. This gets placed in an old paint bucket of concrete, which is buried in my field. It's pretty simple really. Once the concrete is buried you attach the box. As you can see in my photos I add perches which they seem to like.A note about house sparrows. This box is NOT sparrow resistant, none of them are. I've tried PVC and slot-type boxed and house sparrows with attempt to use them all. They tried nesting in these as well but I trapped them with an in box trap and removed them (Google Van Ert traps). House sparrows are a non-native invasive species that will attack and kill our native bluebirds, chickadees, and tree swallows. They are not protected by law. Once the house sparrows have been removed tree swallows and bluebirds moved right in! They've built nests and once the female starts egg sitting I will attach a sparrow spooker which helps deter sparrow "invasions". I remove this after the little ones have fledged. If you're not prepared to take these steps you might just end up with house sparrows or end up with in box carnage.UPDATE: I've added a picture of the box with a "sparrow spooker" attached to it. These can ONLY put be put up after egg laying begins and must be taken down after the young ones leave the nest. Google for proper directions.As you can tell being a bluebird landlord is quite a bit of work but it's only one month a year and it's rewarding to help our native species. Feel free to ask any questions.
I'll start off by saying that I had never seen a bluebird and really never expected to see any in our area ...that is until about 3 days ago. I bought two of these bluebird houses in 2015. It was late in the season so I didn't expect much at that time, but I put them up anyway. I monitored the houses and discovered house sparrows checking them out. I immediately covered the entrance holes with blue painter's tape to prevent them from setting up residence. I also used fishing line according to the instructions provided on sialis.org. Believe it or not...it worked. Fast forward to the first week of March 2016, which was when I removed the tape from the entrance holes of the bluebird houses. Lo and behold, a few days later I saw my first bluebirds checking out the houses. The female would go into the house while the male kept watch nearby. This has been going on for the last three days at about the same time in the morning, between 6:00 and 8:00. I was truly amazed. I bought two more of these bluebird houses to possibly accommodate a few others I have seen. I rarely see house sparrows since I started serving only mealworms, safflower and nyler seeds in my feeders. Plus, the fishing line trick still does a good job scaring them away from the bluebird houses. Needless to say, I love these bluebird houses. I have no doubt they brought the bluebirds to my backyard.
I really like this bird house and the material it is made of but there are a couple of issues. Since we have racoons,my husband mounted this on a metal inch and a half pole and used lug bolts rather than screws to mount it. At this time he realized that if he used the pilot holes drilled through the back of the house that although they were close, they were not actually plumb (straight up and down). If he had used these the bird house would sit crooked on the pole. Therefore he drilled his own plumb holes for his bolts. Also, as other reviewers have said there is a sticker that is glued on top and there was a small amount of residue left after I got the sticker off. This and the pilot holes can be seen in the images that I have uploaded. In addition to the paper sticker, there was another paper stapled with very strong wood staples to the front of the box. I didn't get a picture of the bottom of the box before my husband mounted it but he has assured me that there is a big enough crack in the bottom for drainage. I do not mean to imply that the wood is cracked but rather that the bottom is not water tight, which is what you need for a bird house. The house comes with a sheet in it that tells you all about bluebirding and where you should or should not put the house up. Although, I have lots of birding books, I still found the sheet very informative. I'm just waiting for the bluebirds to find it now. We saw some before we ordered the house and have seen others not to far away since.This would have been five stars if it had not been so hard to get the sticker and front paper off and if the pilot holes had been plumb. The sticker is a "made in the USA" sticker so that does make it a little more acceptable for me. Plus, if you see the image I posted of the residue left I figure a few good rains outside and it will be gone anway. If this or any other persons review has helped you please click that it has been helpful below the review. This feedback helps people know if their reviews are useful.

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Oojami Design Your Own Wooden Birdhouses 12 Bird House Bulk (Modern)

$19.99
$17.99  in stock
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Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; 12 piece Assorted Unfinished Mini Wood 4 Inch Bird Houses; Made of 3/16" thick and 1/4" thick plywood and measure 3.5 inches wide x 4 inches tall; Great craft for schools, camps, churches and other groups Use at home for a fun rainy day...

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I bought these as a craft for kids to make fairy houses. They glued bark, moss, stones and pieces of pine cones. They came out fantastic. everyone enjoyed doing it so I did an adult craft time too they talk talk about it.
Arrived fully assembled & well packed. Great value, well constructed for craft use with children. Several were dropped during our handling and they survived to be painted and cherished by the kiddos. PS these are not intended as actual bird houses.
I ordered these for my son's bird themed birthday party as thank you favors. I was tired of just buying little trinkets and whatnot, and thought that the kids would enjoy decorating their own birdhouses. I liked that there were a few choices for the kids with the different entrances - round, star, heart, etc. The kids loved them, and loved making them their own. Very cute additions as well for nature tables in the house!

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