Take your love of bird watching to the next level! Beginning with birdhouse basics, this easy to follow resource takes you step by step through building the perfect home for your fine feathered friends. While some "do it yourself" birdhouse books teach one or two generic styles, this book provides designs uniquely designed to attract various birds, along with basic bird characteristics and habitat for the specific bird. A sampling of projects includes American Robin nesting shelf, Log Style Woodpecker house, Tufted Titmouse nesting box and more. General projects are also included like a finch feeder, suet feeder, squirrel-proof feeder, along with various birdbaths. Includes getting started section with necessary basic tools. Grab an adult, a few basic tools, and find the perfect spot to build your backyard companions a home for the season! 160 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne
Discover tested, reliable (and easy) plans for building houses and feeders that attract the most popular backyard birds in North America. DIY birdhouses and feeders are inexpensive and relatively easy to make, even if you don't own a shops worth of tools or you have very limited carpentry experience. With a few materials and some entry-level skills, you can build cozy homes and an inviting backyard snack bar for all of your favorite feathered friends. In Birdwatcher's Digest Easy Birdhouses & Feeders, 30 original birdhouse and birdfeeder plans are covered by longtime expert Michael Berger, whose trusty mix of birding and handyman knowledge is backed by the reputation of Birdwatcher's Digest magazine. The book includes 16 plans for birdhouses and 14 for feeders and birdbaths. All plans feature friendly, complete illustrations and cutting lists, along with assembly instructions and helpful tips and photos. Recommendations for siting and hanging strategies are also included. Some of the species covered within this book are: the American Kestrel, the American Robin, the Barred Owl, the Bluebird, the Chickadee, the Flicker, the Flycatcher, the House Wren, the Nuthatch, the Purple Martin, the Screech Owl, and the Woodpecker.