BIRD HOUSES

Locally crafted cedar bird houses are built to our exacting specifications.

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.

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Fair-trade painted birds gourds from Ecuador are also available for sale ($17.50).

Puppets are also available & range in price.

  • Multi-season convertible chickadee for spring nesting & winter roosting is our #1 seller
  • Chickadee & wren boxes have 1 1/8″ openings
  • Gable wren is also suitable for red-breasted nuthatches
  • Bluebird box has 1 9/16″ opening & is also suitable for sparrows
  • Tree swallow box is designed to keep out standard sized sparrows
  • Bat houses are made out of high-quality 1/2″ ply-wood (also available as kits & doubles, triples & rocket box)
Rustic bird houses, locally crafted.

Glass bird ornaments also available for sale ($19.99).

  • Shown here: 1 1/8″ opening for chickadees
  • More individualized houses available
  • Currently available with back plates, as bluebird house with 1 9/16″ opening, and as bat houses
SOLD OUT: Locally crafted birch chickadee houses with real mushrooms, driftwood & moss.
  • 1 1/8″ chickadee opening with portal guard
  • Leak-proof roof design
  • Back-plate for cleaning

ADDITIONAL INFO:

What birds use nesting boxes?

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!

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).