Lovely book which shows how to create safe, sturdy, and easy-to-build homes for many of North America's favorite birds. This revised, updated second edition includes impacts of climate change on birds, nestbox monitoring for community science, native plants, and how birders can help birds.
Produced in association with the National Audubon Society, Audubon Birdhouse Book, Building, placing, and Maintaining Great Homes for Great Birds explains how to build and place functional DIY bird houses that are safe and appropriate for more than 20 classic North American species, from wrens to raptors. Each of the easy-to-build bird boxes and shelves within is accompanied by cut lists, specially created line diagrams, and step-by-step photography, making the projects accessible to those with even the most rudimentary woodworking skills. In addition, this practical and beautifully presented guide is packed with color photography and information about the bird species covered: Wrens, Warblers, Bluebirds, Flycatchers, Swallows, Titmice, Owls, Flickers, Kestrels, Chickadees, Ducks, Mergansers, Swallows, Doves, Robins, Finches, Phoebes, Loons, Swifts, Herons, and Ospreys.
Detailed information will help you properly place and maintain the bird homes to attract birds. And because these projects are the product of years of experience and field-testing, you can be sure you're getting the best advice regarding proper design, safe construction materials, and correct home placement to mitigate exposure to elements, pests, and predators. Finally, beyond the birdhouses, you'll find out how you can contribute to the larger birding communityand even enhance your birding experience.