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Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes & Feeders: 12 Easy-to-Build Designs that Attract Birds to Your Yard (Fox Chapel Publishing) Projects and Advice for Creating the Perfect Backyard Environment to Welcome Birds

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Learn how to create the perfect backyard bird environment!

  • 12 complete plans for easy-to-build, practical bird-welcoming structures, designed to create the most natural bird environment possible
  • Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow how-to photos
  • Insightful tips on keeping squirrels away, understanding the proper dimensions for a birdhouse, choosing the right seed, keeping feather visitors happy, and so much more
  • Projects for every skill level, from beginner to expert woodworker


Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes and Feeders offers 12 simple and classic designs for building traditional birdhouses and feeders, plus valuable insights on turning your backyard into a bird paradise! More than just a simple set of plans, this book covers how to attract the kinds of birds you want, and how to ensure that they will keep coming back.

This book includes complete plans for making basic, practical bird-welcoming structures, accompanied by patterns, illustrations, and full-color photographs. Each project is perfect for anyone striving to create the most natural bird environment possible. Whether a beginning woodworker or an expert, you'll find projects inside appropriate for your skill level.

Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes and Feeders also provides pages of valuable information for keeping your feathered visitors happy: From understanding the proper dimensions for a birdhouse, to choosing the right seed for attracting desired species, to learning how to keep squirrels away, the tips and tricks found here will help guide bird lovers in creating a backyard oasis!

Inside, you'll find valuable instructions on mounting techniques, types of paint to use, and cleaning tips, plus environmental insights and interesting avian trivia. There are also important technical details on subjects like cavity size, proper hole size, and the ideal distance from hole to cavity floor. Incredibly, the 12 plans included in this book normally are sold individually—for a total of more than a $150 value!

Each birdhouse project inside Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes & Feeders has been shop-tested by the author's customers and has been proven habitable by the many beautiful birds around his Minnesota home.

Make your backyard bird-approved with the projects and advice inside Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes & Feeders!

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