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Woodpeckers prefer birdhouses with a roughened interior and a thick layer of
wood chips or sawdust which they like to excavate.
Ensure the proper interior dimensions and size of the entry hole of the
birdhouse as per the needs of the bird for whom you are putting up the bird
Placement of bird houses
Place the bird boxes in a way so that they are protected from wind currents.
If you live in the northern hemisphere and temperature of your area is high
in the summer season, the birdhouses should not face south.
Except in the case of species that nest in groups, like martins, do not
place birdhouses in close proximity to one another. Most birds are
Keep the birdhouses a little distance away from feeders and bird baths.
Martins are popular for eating large numbers of mosquitoes. To have a better
chance of attracting martins, put up birdhouses for them near the edge of a
pond, preferably surrounded by a filed.
Do not use herbicides or pesticides near bird feeders, birdbaths and
Use chemicals in your yard to the minimum, if you must. Chemicals kill
insects, which are food for many types of birds. A contaminated insect can
also make a bird sick or kill it.
Keep new trees, shrubs and flower plants adequately watered and keep the
planting area weed-free by using mulch. This will minimize the need for
herbicides for weed control.
Protect birds from
A very large number of birds get hurt or killed by window strikes. Adjust
the distance and angle of a feeder from the window to minimize strikes. If
the problem persists, consider putting a screen, crop netting or strips of
paper on window panes to break reflection.
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