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Attract Bluebirds To Your Garden With The Proper Bluebird Houses

Aug 17, 2007
Nothing beats watching birds especially bluebirds in the most natural way possible. One way to be able to achieve this is to set up a bluebird house in your own backyard.

Bluebird species in the northern part of America are actually composed of three kinds: the bluebirds eastern which are usually seen in the half east part of the United States continent all the way to Mexico.

The bluebirds Western, this is predominant in the half west part of the United States, to Canada's southwest and all the way to Mexico.

The bluebirds mountain, these are usually the prairie high bluebirds that are found in the mountaineous area of the half west part of North US, all the way to Alaska and Mexico.

What do bluebirds look like?

The fact of the matter is that bluebirds are the type of thrush birds that has a gorgeous blue color and one that prefers spaces that are open with a cover that is adjoining.

They usually sit and perch on low areas in order to wait for bugs and insects to wander nearby.
They also will swoop down suddenly on a caterpillar that is unsuspecting. They also choose fruit and berries as the food they prefer to eat.

Setting up a bluebird house near your area is a good way to attract bluebirds that are flying low and along your neighborhood.

Though the bluebird houses are usually used by birds in the springtime, the autumn months is also a perfectly wonderful occasion when the bluebird houses could be built.

Another reason for this is that bluebirds nest early. They also nest during the early month of February.

Bluebirds also nest during the wintery cold weather. Having a bluebird house is a good way to shield bluebirds from cold bitter winds as well as for these bluebirds to go together and roost, sharing each others heat in order to eventually keep all their fellow bluebirds warm.

Where do bluebirds usually dwell?

Believe it or not, bluebirds are dwellers in places that have cavities. They use holes in existing trees that are usually made by other types of birds like woodpeckers.

Since a large number of forest habitats have recently been damaged or destroyed in the past years, the bluebirds have been left with no place where they could nest comfortably.

Since it has been discovered that the bluebird population have been declining, this fact has caused some alarm in a lot of bluebird loving people.

This is another reason why the creation and building of bluebird houses all across the United States continent have replaced the woodpecker-made natural holes where they usually live in.

A lot of bluebirds have adopted happily to these newly erected bluebird homes. Believe it or not, a lot of these bluebird houses could be found along the bluebird trails such as areas of wildlife and golf courses.

Due to this fact, the population of bluebirds have been steadily increasing once again.

In order to attract the bluebirds to perch in the bluebird house you have made, make sure that you have used the appropriate dimension when constructing it.

There are many bluebird house plans that are available in the internet.

Also, as much as possible, when building more than one bluebird house, be sure to space these bluebird houses apart from each other - about a hundred feet.

Always make sure that you consistently monitor the bluebird house. Check inside the bluebird house regularly. This is to ensure that no other types of bird have moved in and that no house sparrows have made it their dwelling.

House bluebird designs

Believe it or not, there are two house major designs for the bluebirds. There is the traditionally conservative square bluebird house as well as a Peterson house - this has a slope that has a steep roof and a floor.

All in all, creating a bluebird house is easy as long as you make it as fun and enjoyable as you possibly could.
About the Author
Lee Dobbins writes for http://birdhouses.garden-g8way.com where you can learn more about bird houses and find out about more about bluebird houses.
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