you like to have some birds around your home and love to hear their
sweet songs, then you may want to put some bird houses in your trees.
However when deciding to do this, you want to be sure that you have
enough, but at the same time not too many.
The types of birds that will likely nest in your yard or property
are usually determined partly by the habitat that you have supplied
for them. If you have a lot of trees or shrubs in your neighborhood
and yard, you most likely will attract all the forest-loving birds.
On the other hand, if you want to attract different birds than that,
it is likely that open expansive fields will attract different ones.
Obviously, there are some factors that are hard to overcome regardless
of your desire to have birds around.
No matter how wonderful a house you built for these flying friends,
they will most likely not set up their home in your yard if you happen
to live on a treeless prairie. If, for example, you have a mixture
of habitats, you may be able to attract a great number of birds to
houses as well as to your feeders.
This is because no two birds are completely alike and they have different
tastes. If you can cater to at least some of the tastes of many different
kinds of birds, you will be well off.
On thing that you need to be aware of is the fact that many birds
tend to establish territories of land and trees where they actually
simply will not tolerate other birds being nearby. Birds aren’t
viewed by most outsiders as being territorial, but the truth is there
are many birds who would hate nothing worse than to have to share
Some types of birds allow other species of birds to share their territory.
Still other birds, such as Tree Swallows or Purple Martins, love to
have lots of other birds of the same type around. It really depends
on the type of bird you are talking about when you try to decide what
In an effort to help decide how many birdhouses to put up, you can
find charts that talk about which birds are most prevalent in certain
areas and if they are territorial or not. Remember, you do not have
to put up the exact same house for each bird that comes along. You
actually can put up a number of houses for different types of birds.
Birds can be a bit choosy in their future home. Some will inspect
several houses before deciding on a particular one. There are certain
things that particular birds may look for. However you can increase
your chances of having a bird populate one of your homes by doing
something as simple as making sure that there is food readily available.
You may wish to give the birds a few to look over in your yard, knowing
that only one will be occupied. By giving them a choice, you might
keep them from choosing that other one in your neighbor's yard.
As time goes by, with a little bit of effort and luck, you will be
able to include birds in each one of your bird houses. If you have
shown that you can successfully house a few birds, more will gradually
come along as well.