The home I grew up on backed onto a forest, which was great. There were plenty of birds and sometimes deer came which us kids thought was amazing.
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Adding elements to a yard that attract wildlife is great for kids and makes your yard come alive. I remember the day we put up a few bird houses (made by us in some class) along with a large bird bath. I thought it was great… and yes they did attract plenty of birds for years.
Bird houses are a terrific, inexpensive and simple way to dress up your yard. Not only can a bird house itself look great, but the fact it attracts birds can make your yard come alive.
There are literally thousands of bird house designs. The pictures of bird houses in this gallery offers a wide array of designs and examples to give you ideas… whether you plan on building a bird house (get 30 bird house plans here.) or buying one ready made (buy bird houses here.).
Locations for placing a bird house outdoors:
Perched on a post
On a tree branch
Attached to a tree trunk
Attached to the side or a large pole or post
Attached to the side of your home
Perched in the middle of a garden
Attached to a fence or on top of a fence
Our photo gallery of bird houses showcases them in all kinds of settings and locations. Enjoy.
Large decorative log home bird house on a pole. It’s a 2-story home with small upper level veranda.
Rustic three-story drift wood bird house perched on a wooden post.
Tudor style bird house replicating the main home on the property. The bird house is perched on a stone post which is situated in the middle of a circular flower garden. This bird house is a great example of getting a custom bird house built to resemble your home.
Rustic large wood bird house situated in garden.
Picture of an outdoor well-crafted hexagon two story bird house replicating a home with front door, windows and wrap-around porch.
Large unique wood bird house with metal roof. Room for 4 birds. The structure sits on a wood plank in the middle of a field.
Church-style bird house with steeple propped above greenery.
Scandinavian home style bird house in red and white color scheme placed on a branch in a tree.
Simple wooden bird house with log siding and roof.
Large barn-style bird house with 12 access holes on two levels.
Yellow and green painted bird house with picket fence paint design set on a post in a lush garden.
Rustic log bird house on wooden plank with snow on the roof.
Large pole with 10 painted and colorful bird houses in the middle of a snowy landscape. Bird houses are a great way to decorate any pole or post.
Unique outdoor cylinder style bird house hanging from a tree branch.
Large log turned into a bird house attached to the side of a tree. This style is designed to look like a tree and blends well within trees.
Small blue and yellow painted bird house hanging from a tree branch.
Steel pole with 9 colorful bird houses perched at the top.
Intricately designed bird house with white siding, red chimney, green shutters and red door.
Coconut bird house. Here’s a unique, but simple concept for a bird house – turn a coconut into a bird house.
Three story white bird house attached to the side of a brick wall. Here’s a great way to dress up a large windowless exterior wall.
A bird house garden. A series of 5 painted bird houses on painted posts situated in a cluster.
Great example of an intricate bird house that blends well with the post on which it sits.
Windmill style bird house. Here’s a simple bird house design that looks like a simple windmill.
Custom bird house design with a wing painted in soft red. Roof is a series of small pieces of wood. Small logs in front of the house as a decorative bird house feature.
Three bird houses form the base for a second bird house perched on top.
Painted cluster of bird houses structured into a bird house tower. Each are colorfully painted and sits on a wooden post.
Example of 5 bird houses attached to the trunk of a large tree.
Simple three story bird house design with perch rods extending beneath the access holes.
Bird house created with tree bark and wire frame.
Massive five story white bird house perched on a tall post adjacent to a tree.