Available nest boxes/ bird houses:
All of our standard nest boxes are built to our specifications by our local Alberta carpenters.
These boxes are made out of BC cedar, utilizing mill-tailings wherever possible.
Showcased above is our most popular model: the convertible chickadee house for both summer nesting & winter roosting.
Flip-up chickadee & bluebird boxes are available as kits.
We also have roosting boxes for our over-wintering resident chickadees and sparrows.
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.
We also carry a selection of nesting boxes for owls, northern flickers, ducks, squirrels, and BATS + mason bee & bumble bees homes!
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.
Pole systems are also available.
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).
Sometimes we bring in more decorative & whimsical models from local artists:
Please note, our inventory changes routinely so products may not always be available as shown.