BIRD HOUSES

Built in Alberta to our exacting standards. All of our houses are designed for easy cleaning. We do not recommend perches, as they are unnecessary, often being used by predators instead.

Chickadee

  • The multi-season convertible chickadee house is our #1 seller
  • 1 1/8″ opening keeps sparrows out
  • Comes with a wood shavings to let the birds experience natural excavation behaviour
  • Also available: Roosting Shelter $124.99

Wren / Red Breasted Nuthatch

  • Smaller floorplan for the these small cavity nesters
  • 1 1/8″ opening keeps sparrows out
  • Hanging bird houses are most appropriate for wrens
  • Flat & peaked-roof houses are also available as kits $29.99

Bluebird / Sparrow Houses

  • Larger floorplan with 1 9/16″ opening
  • Standard bluebird house also available as kit $36.99

Tree Swallow

  • Oblong opening allows entry to tree swallows while keeping out the sparrows with broader keel
  • Also available as kit $36.99

Robin Shelf

Northern Flicker & Saw-Whet

Barred Owl / Wood Duck

  • Larger version of the saw-whet box
  • $94.99

Purple Martin Condos

  • 8 unit $524.99
  • 10 unit $599.99
  • Pole & pulley not included
  • We also carry gourds & commercial houses from S&K Manufacturing

Bat Houses

  • Available as singles $42.99, single kit $36.99, doubles $64.99, triples $129.99 & rocket box $349.99* (*clearance price for in-stock model)
  • Made out of high-quality 1/2″ plywood

Squirrel Box

Bee Houses & Insect Hotels

  • We have a large variety of solitary bee homes, starting at $26.99
  • Reeds & reusable blocks suitable for mason bees & leaf-cutter bees
  • Bumble bee boxes also available $36.99

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Which birds use nesting boxes?

Different cavity-nesting birds have different preferences for the depth & floor space of their nest boxes.

The different entrance hole sizes prevent the entrance of larger birds. Placement of the hole is also important, houses meant as decor only often have the entrance in the middle.

When is the best time to set up a bird house?

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.

Where should a bird house be set up?

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).