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For the Birds - Your Guide to Attracting Birds in Your Backyard
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Bluebird houses

"Bluebird of friendliness, like guardian angels it's always there. make a little birdhouse in your soul."

-They Might Be Giants

Bluebirds are some of the most loved birds around. You can have them living in your yard by simply placing a bluebird house in a good spot. You can watch them nest and you may even get to see baby bluebirds learn to fly.

Many of these thrush birds have lost their homes over the years due to reforestation, and because of this, people have been putting up more and more homes for these bright blue birds. They prefer enclosed spaces, and naturally make their homes in tree cavities. Most bluebird homes simply look like little houses on a pole, with a perch and at least one hole for entering.

You can put up a house during any time of the year, but autumn might be the best time, because it will give them a place to settle before winter comes. Also, they are early nesters, sometimes nesting as early as February.

When placing their house in your yard, make sure it faces an open area; bluebirds prefer this for some reason. Make sure to check your house every now and then to make sure no other birds like sparrows have moved in. Once you've set it up in the proper place, the bluebirds are likely to come and make a home in your home.

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