Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
About the Author
Mary Twitchell is a carpenter and a freelance writer. She lives in northern Vermont.
Table of Contents
Why Build Birdhouses?
Choosing the Right Materials
Choosing the Right Design
Nesting Platform for Robins, Eastern Phoebes, and Barn Swallows
An All-Purpose Nesting Box for Chickadees, Titmice, Downy Woodpeckers, and
The Wren House
Nesting Boxes for Wood Ducks
Nesting Boxes for Kestrels and Screech Owls
Gourd Nesting Boxes
Nesting-Box Maintenance: Predators and Pests
Attracting Birds to Their New Home
The Right Time for Installation