This beautiful cedar bluebird house boasts multiple features to increase longevity and safety. Constructed of premium, rot- and insect-resisting cedar with a water-based preservative, this house is fastened together using rustproof stainless steel screws. It features air vents to allow maximum air ventilation through wall and floor openings. It includes two predator guards (1-1/2" for Eastern or 1-9/16" for Western Bluebirds). A cleanout door with locking pin provides easy access for bird viewing and cleaning. A galvanized steel mesh floor sits above the cedar floor to manage blowfly infestation. There are also grooves in the door panel that provide grip for new birds to get up and out. Generous roof shields sun, wind and rain. A water-based preservative and stain are used on this bird house. Black roof. 5-year manufacturer's warranty. Interior floor space is 4" x 4.5". Measures 5.5" x 8" x 12.5" high.
Where should I place my Nature's Way Bird House?
Your immediate habitat, local birds, and size and placement of the bird house are important factors in attracting birds. Here are a few simple rules to follow when selecting and placing your bird house:
Cleaning Bird Houses
- Research the type of bird(s) you are trying to attract. This will assist you in purchasing the proper type/size of bird house as well as the proper type of habitat to place it in. Nature's Way cedar houses will attract different species of birds depending on where the houses are placed.
- Position your bird house so it will be relatively safe from predators such as squirrels, cats, and snakes.
- Face your bird house away from the prevailing winds in your area to keep rain from entering the box.
- Provide a nearby perch to allow the birds to stop and take a look around before making their way to their nest.
- Consider placing multiple bird houses. This gives birds the opportunity to choose the house that suits them best.
- Offer food and water. Having a birdbath or pond and a bird feeder will provide the birds needed food and water for themselves and their growing young.
- Areas where pesticides and herbicides are used should be avoided. They are harmful to birds and decrease or eliminate the insects many birds depend on for food.
- Make sure your bird houses are in place well before the breeding season begins.
- Be patient. Don't be discouraged if the birds do not begin nesting in your box immediately; sometimes it takes time for the birds to find it. Wait a significant amount of time (a year if you're patient enough) before moving it to another location.
An important part of attracting birds with nesting boxes is maintenance. Bird houses and nesting boxes should be cleaned at least once each year. ature's Way cedar bird houses feature clean-out doors making it easy to remove the old nest and any debris that has collected. At minimum, cleaning should be done prior to nesting season in the spring; some recommend cleaning the nesting boxes after each brood has fledged. This type of maintenance will reduce bird parasite problems and help keep the nest box useful longer.