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Backyard wood bird houses and bird house designs

Updated on August 24, 2017

Unique wood birdhouses decorate the garden and provide outdoor fun

Succumb to Bird House Spring Fever Now and for Father's Day

Spring and summer bring birdhouses and bird house plans of all shapes and sizes. You'll find decorative bird houses and crazy designs, Bird homes for sale include those tall, complex Martin bird houses, Garden magazines are full of fun ideas for building homes for birds with wooden bird houses and plenty of easy birdhouse plans.

Where to buy wooden bird houses

I don't know about you but every year I see cars, trucks and vans parked on the side of roads loaded with unique, cool, fun, and odd birdhouses for sale. Usually they've been made by the seller so you can gather up stories about these well-crafted bird homes while you examine all the varied styles. The birdhouse is such a popular decorative garden item that you can find them anywhere. Home Depot and Lowe's have them. Local hardware stores stock them. Even online stores like Amazon have a great variety for sale.

Love those Martin bird houses

For me the granddaddy of all bird houses are those made for the Martins. No one-story simple house for these birds. Many Martin bird houses are found for sale on the side of the road. They're the ones that sit high on a pole. Often they have intricate plans and are even two and three stories. I'm always amazed at them, too. Check out the stylish 5-starred houses below. I've never owned a Martin birdhouse but this may be the year. What about you?

Wood bird houses are fun gifts and great for Father's Day

Bird houses like this Noah's ark wood bird house pictured here make fun gifts for Father's Day, Mother's Day, or any holiday that falls from Spring to early Fall. I used to give my dad birdhouses and he'd hang them on the big tree outside the screened patio where he could easily see them.

duck wood bird house
duck wood bird house

Is Dad or Granpa ready for a birdhouse?

Would you give a birdhouse as a Father's Day gift?

Summer fun activity for the kids and with the kids - Create a family fun project out of building birdhouses

Birdhouses do make great gifts because they bring long term rewards with hours of enjoyment factored in. Consider a store bought birdhouse for Dad and maybe a book with simple birdhouse projects that you or the grandparents can do with the kids as a family project.

Summer is around the corner and you'll be looking for projects to keep kids busy. Building birdhouses or even having a fun family-friendly birdhouse building competition might be a great addition to the summer activities.

Birdhouses (Kids Can Do It)
Birdhouses (Kids Can Do It)

Simple and fun birdhouses can be created out of everyday items. You'll find nine projects that will definitely give the kid something to do this summer.

 

Fun wooden bird houses

Birdhouses make great gifts for young and old alike

Do you know any bird lovers?

If you're looking for a unique gift for Dad or Granddad this Father's Day, these wooden bird houses are a lot of fun to give. The birdhouses come in all styles so you can find one that matches the man in your life's personality. Fisherman, farmer, condo lover, no matter what, there's a bird house perfect for him.

But bird houses make great gifts for women and children, too. Perfect for family fun, wooden bird houses offer an appealing decorative touch to the garden and an opportunity to watch the birds go house-hunting.Check out the fun wood bird houses below and especially the grand Purple Martin birdhouses. Click through to see even more!

Barnyard bird house - Want a traditional farm type birdhouse?

Barnyard Birdhouse Wood Decorative Barn Yard Bird House
Barnyard Birdhouse Wood Decorative Barn Yard Bird House

For the more traditional, this wood bird house makes an interesting addition the yard. Dads will love it.

 

Camper Trailer birdhouse is a great Father's Day gift

Camper Birdhouse Trailer Bird House Airstream style Rv Home Decor Yard Garden Porch Patio Country
Camper Birdhouse Trailer Bird House Airstream style Rv Home Decor Yard Garden Porch Patio Country

Now you know you have to have this unique bird house. Picture this hanging in your back yard calling to all the birds. Perfect for Dad for Father's Day, too.

 

Fun Novelty Camper Birdhouse - RV Bird House Airstream Style

Camper Birdhouse Trailer Bird House Airstream style Rv Home Decor Yard Garden Porch Patio Country
Camper Birdhouse Trailer Bird House Airstream style Rv Home Decor Yard Garden Porch Patio Country

I love this quirky treehouse of a bird house. Comes with a hanger so you can hang it on a tree outside right away.

 

How To Attract Birds to Your Backyard - Perky Pet podcast, Chip Clouse, Director of Conservation, Education and Outreach for the American Birding Association

Learn four basic steps to attracting birds.

Martin Bird Houses

Large wood bird house for Martins - Heath M12SR Starling Resistant 12 Room Martin House

Heath M12SR Starling Resistant 12 Room Martin House
Heath M12SR Starling Resistant 12 Room Martin House

This 5-starred Martin bird house would thrill any Purple Martin family in your neighborhood. It's a large 12-room house made of redwood and solidly constructed. Even has Masonite room dividers and floors. The best part is that the roof lifts off easily so it's a cinch to clean. What i like are the small protective rails that will discourage those irritating house squatters otherwise known as starlings.

 

Clubhouse wooden bird house - Home Bazaar Clubhouse Birdhouse for Martins or all birds

Another 5-star birdhouse.

Clubhouse Birdhouse For Purple Martins
Clubhouse Birdhouse For Purple Martins

If a nice 12-room house isn't for you, your favorite birds, or your potential Martin family, how about this fancy clubhouse styled bird house? Two styles are offered: one for Purple Martins and one for other types of birds. The best part, for me at least, is that this comes fully assembled. The birds might find the separate nesting boxes more important. The bird house comes unpainted wooden bird house so you can let your artistic muse loose.

 

Stylish Hotel California Martin wooden bird house - Victorian design birdhouse flies the American flag

Hotel California - Purple Martin House
Hotel California - Purple Martin House

This is the granddaddy of all grandaddys when it comes to the Martin bird houses. You've heard of the Hotel Coronado in San Diego? This bird house replicates the iconic landmark that has hosted royalty, presidents, and many celebrities. Who wouldn't be proud to have this Purple Martin birdhouse in their backyard? When July 4th or flag day comes around, you can hoist the American flag that comes with it.

 

What do you think about the Martin birdhouses?

Would you install a Purple Martin bird house in your back yard?

Birdhouse building for the extreme DIYer - Extreme birdhouses

Very cool birdhouse!

Share your birdhouse experiences - Love to hear from my readers

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    • wiseriverman profile image

      wiseriverman 4 years ago

      I like providing shelter to our feathered friends.

      Thanks for a fun lens!

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      A next door neighbor made a birdhouse and set it up in their yard, and some paper wasps made a nest in it. Phooey.

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      geosum 4 years ago

      I've made a few over the years. Mostly just buy them now.

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      Anthony Altorenna 4 years ago from Connecticut

      We have lots of birdhouses for many types of birds, though I've made all of my birdhouses in our yard.

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      I've always wanted to build a birdhouse for the back yard. These are cool and unusual.

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      cmadden 5 years ago

      I love them all, but especially the Gingerbread and Clubhouse ones!

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      Jimmy Gavin 5 years ago

      Ive been looking for plans for a new birdhouse for a while, you have given me the inspiration to go make one for the grandkids

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      barthover 5 years ago

      I really like the Gingerbread birdhouse, this is definitely a fantastic one!

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      'Vikk Simmons 5 years ago from Houston

      @Lady Lorelei: What a great story. Thank you.

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      'Vikk Simmons 5 years ago from Houston

      @squidoopets: Thanks, I was truly surprised. It's been so much fun this week reading all the comments. I'm so glad so many people have enjoyed this page and found the birdhouses to be a good idea.

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      'Vikk Simmons 5 years ago from Houston

      @Morgannafay: Love the "cadillac of bird houses." LOL Thanks.

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      Morgannafay 5 years ago

      These are like the Cadillac of bird houses, or mansions would be a better word for it. If I had the scratch the birds around here would totally love it. :) THIS is a groovy idea.

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      vegetablegardenh 5 years ago

      I love those! They are really neat. Nice collection!

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      Nancy Johnson 5 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      My backyard birds would LOVE some of these birdhouse designs. Great lens.

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      Nancy Johnson 5 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      My backyard birds would LOVE some of these birdhouse designs. Great lens.

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      Synergise2011 LM 5 years ago

      The Noah birdhouse caught my eye so I clicked on the article. I'm glad I did because its given me some great fathers day ideas.

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      They are superb! I have never seen such wonderful birdhouses. With thanks and appreciaiton. Cathi x

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      What a great collection of birdhouses! Blessed

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      This is a fantastic lens, I wonder of the birds appreciate these mansions!

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      peggygallyot 5 years ago

      Like the idea of a birdhouse

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      Lareene 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I have a bird feeder outside my kitchen window. I see and hear the bluejays, the robins, the finches and the beautiful cardinals. It adds a wonderful place and space to the day.

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      rajit788 5 years ago

      Very nice....i like it

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      Dimplefree 5 years ago

      I love birdhouses, I like to make my own.

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      makemoneyonline5 5 years ago

      Cool lens.. well done.

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      makemoneyonline5 5 years ago

      Cool lens.. well done.

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      CCTVwebmaster 5 years ago

      Great lens, maybe I should get a birdhouse for our garden...

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      Aster56 5 years ago

      Great ideas for bird lovers. Thanks for the lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens! People who make birdhouses are so handy :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These are so cute! Great lens.

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      My dad loves to build bird houses; me, I would have to buy one as I am not that handy. Love the selections here and congrats on the home page feature :)

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      very neat designs here, cool lens, Blessed

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      very neat designs here, cool lens, Blessed

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      Kathy McGraw 5 years ago from California

      I don't know what a Martin bird is...but I like those birdhouses. I have a couple wooden ones and love them, but I don't think anyone ever moved in...they just sit on top and watch the neighborhood ;)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      We only have one little bird house set up in a nook of our roof but we also have a dead birch tree in our year which a small bird has pecked out a nest in. This year I was thrilled to help play mom to a nest of baby birds. The birch is near our apple tree and mom and dad hopped from the apple tree to the nest with food. It was a pleasure to watch this little family.

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Nice selection. We have a couple, but none as nice as these.

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      An old man I knew years ago used to make the most elaborate houses for purple martins; quite fascinating. Birdhouses are great - lots of variety and they're both useful and decorative.

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      Heksieden 5 years ago

      This is a very good lens for gardening lovers and people who would like a lot of birds in their gardens. Job well done

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Birds are a treat to have in my yard, their songs are so melodious, & the colors are fascinating, especially enjoy the Baltimore Orioles & Hummingbirds.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Birds are a treat to have in my yard, their songs are so melodious, & the colors are fascinating, especially enjoy the Baltimore Orioles & Hummingbirds.

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      What a fun lens ... I love birdhouses!

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      getwellsoon 5 years ago

      A handmade birdhouse is so much better than one you get from the store. I love the unique ones the best!

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      Never heard of this type of bird house before, I learned something new today! Thanks for sharing

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Still looking for one that the racoons and squirrels will leave for the birds and not break.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Still looking for one that the racoons and squirrels will leave for the birds and not break.

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      Harriet 5 years ago from Indiana

      A friend once put a birdhouse in my backyard, which is dense with trees. Some critter must have eaten it, because it disappeared a long time ago.

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      The ark drew my attention. The others have gotten this page added to my favorites to look into further.

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      ideadesigns 5 years ago

      I really like the treehouse and winery one. So cute for the little birdies. Congrats on being on the front page of Squidoo!

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      ceejaycmarshall 5 years ago

      Very cool lens.

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      alex89 lm 5 years ago

      neat birdhouses, I wish I had a backyard to put one in