Please phone your order in (780-439-7333) during store hours (Tuesday thru Friday, 10-2 & Saturday 10-4). We will confirm availability at time of order.
Sorry, delivery/shipping is not available at this time.
Fair-trade painted birds gourds from Ecuador are also available for sale ($17.50).
Puppets are also available & range in price.
Glass bird ornaments also available for sale ($19.99).
(Gnome is for scale)
Different cavity-nesting birds have different preferences for the depth and floor space of their nest boxes.
The different entrance hole sizes prevent the entrance of larger birds.
Purple martins generally utilize condo style houses with an average 2” hole size.
We carry a selection of purple martin condos, both plastic and hand-built cedar, as well as natural and plastic gourds. Please call for more info. Pole systems are also available.
We also carry a selection of mason bee & bumble bees homes!
Early spring is the best time to get your bird houses up, but some birds may need a home well before the snow is gone. Chickadees will start courting as early as February, and the females are looking for males with the best territory, which means a home and a large food supply.
It varies by species, but you can place the houses in a sheltered area that won’t be preyed on by larger birds (crows, magpies, blue jays, ravens, etc.) and feral or household cats that are in the neighbourhood. Generally, it’s best to put feeders and houses a fair distance from each other (or else the birds won’t use the house due to intense competition and activity).