In order to maximize the likelihood of attracting a bird family to a birdhouse, 50birds provides information about 73 North American bird species known to nest in and on artificial structures:
- Species identification and geographic ranges to determine which birds may be attracted where you live.
- Illustrated birdhouse designs with species-specific dimensions and assembly instructions to build houses for those species.
- Nesting habits, breeding seasons, habitats and mounting instructions to place the houses where and when they are most likely to be discovered and inhabited by each particular species.
Watching birds claim a box, build a nest and raise bird fledglings is an experience that shapes children’s lives. It is a favorite pastime of millions of adults today and has existed for hundreds of years generating volumes of information extensively documented in countless natural history books. It can be done most anywhere. Indeed, even inner cities are rich with bird populations accustomed to people.
Additional information on these pages covers a variety of birding topics. New designs are coming and the 50birds discussion forum will return.