'The Original BIRDHOUSE BOOK' Bird House, Feeder, Bath Designs
by Don McNeil
from Bird Watcher's Digest
Don McNeil's 26+ plans for bird houses, bird feeders, and bird baths are sophisticated enough to challenge the avid woodworker, but simple to follow with easy step-by-step instructions. Augmented by Julie Zickefoose's bird illustrations and updated in 2003 by BWD Editor, Bill Thompson, III, this book has sold thousands of copies since its original printing in 1981.
The Original Birdhouse Book is for the birds -- and for everyone who loves them! Whether you're a novice or an experienced woodworker, detailed instructions and easy-to-understand drawings will help you provide bed and board for your bird friends -- swallows, purple martins, wrens, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, brown creepers, woodpeckers, wood ducks, owls, kestrels, phoebes, robins, and bluebirds.
Each chapter describes species-specific houses, boxes, and shelves, but also offers information about that particular bird's appearance, range, nesting habits, and unusual characteristics. You'll learn what enticements will attract birds to your houses, feeders, and baths. A special chapter is devoted to methods of discouraging predators and aggressive birds such as starlings and house sparrows. So if you're considering having bird boarders this year, it's time to start building with The Original Birdhouse Book as your guide!
A Simple Birdhouse;
Swallow Nest Boxes;
Purple Martin Houses;
Tiny Tenants: Chickadee / Titmouse / Nuthatch Houses;
Boxes for Wood Ducks and Other Ducks;
Owl and Kestrel Boxes;
Nest Shelves for Robins, Phoebes, Barn Swallows, etc;
Predators and Competitors;
Bird Feeders and Other Projects;
Bird Baths and Water for Birds;
Tips for Bluebird Landlords;
Birdhouse and Entry Hole Dimensions;
112 spiral-bound pages
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