1. Build an appropriate bird house for the type of bird you want to attract.
Basically it has to be an upright rectangular box with a roof on top installed at a 45 degree angle. The hole should be as close to the top as possible to provide bluebirds the deep cavity they are looking for and some protection above the entrance. Installing hinges to secure the roof top instead of nails is a great idea to make the house easier to clean. It is important to remove any debris in the spring from the previous occupants otherwise new ones wont build their nest into it.
Once you see the plans, you would also find out that building your own birdhouse is actually low cost, and much cheaper compared to the fancy ones you see sold in stores. The materials are of high quality, and are quite easy to get your hands on.
3. The bird house should be located in a low-traffic area.
Another consideration in choosing a bird house is where you want to place it. If you plan to attach it to an existing tree, then it is better to choose the small one. On the contrary, you can choose a big one if you plan to have a stand alone bird house instead.
If you have placed the bird house in the proper location and fill the bird feeder with enough seeds, then it is time to relax and enjoy the sight of birds that visit your garden. It is fun to watch these birds play and raise their families. If you have children, this can become an excellent opportunity to educate them about local wildlife. You also can teach them the importance of conserving the environment for our future generations.
Whether you plan to build a full blown birdhouse, or a bird feeder to lure in the wild birds to your place, there are plans that would able to help you build your own. There are some aspects that should be considered when building one, only a true bird lover would know. However, if you want to build your own bird house, it is very important to follow a greatly constructed plan using particular techniques for you to be able to achieve a good one. There are so many do-it-yourself bird house plans on the internet that are designed by amateurs, ending up having many problems like the use of harmful materials to the birds, accumulation of water, and so on. A good bird house plan should be designed by a real bird lover who knows deeply about bird houses.
Believe it or not, these kits could also be made as easily by kids. Therefore, building one could be a very interesting project which kids could easily finish in one session. This also works for cub scout groups or for your grand children. You could even make them and give them out as presents during Christmas!
Make small cuts on all four corners of the floor to act as drainage holes. The back wall will be taller than the front wall so that the roof slants to also provide for drainage along with a slight overhang. You will also attach the side walls to the front and back panels so that there is a 1/4 inch space at the top for ventilation.
In fact, you would actually feel much better building a bird house from scratch rather than buying a readymade one. Imagine the satisfaction of seeing your birds, or the wild birds attracted to the houses or bird feeder that you invested your time, money and effort into building it.