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Get Busy Building Birdhouses! (3 DIY Videos)

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Oh, how we love our feathered friends. Protecting birds from environmental hazards and predators are good reasons to provide them with a safe haven birdhouse. Another reason is the immense enjoyment we acquire from bird watching.

Where I live, the birds are migrating back from their winter homes. I love the familiar sounds of the songbirds as they announce their arrival. Despite the apparent abundance of these migratory songbirds, they have become the focus of a conservation effort due to climate changes in their habitats. The organization, Partners In Flight is a cooperative effort of government agencies, philanthropic foundations, conservation groups and private individuals help species at risk by ensuring the future of healthy ecosystems.

Individuals can use birdhouses and feeders to help keep birds healthy. Birdhouses are both functional and artistic real estate that you can really sink your DIY chops into. The videos below show three eco-friendly projects to make. Keep in mind when creating a birdhouse that it is important to consider the specific species of bird you will be feeding/sheltering.

3 DIY Green Birdhouse Projects

Build an Eco-Friendly and Kid-Friendly Birdhouse

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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4:05AM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

thanks

11:30PM PST on Mar 7, 2011

Where's the adobe birdhouse?

3:17PM PST on Mar 7, 2011

Thanks for sharing this. Have to get to work on a couple real soon, before nesting starts. I have found when you buy prebuilt houses, they don't have a swing door for cleaning.

1:57PM PST on Mar 7, 2011

thanx

9:15AM PST on Nov 14, 2010

Thanks.

10:01PM PDT on Jul 27, 2010

so cute..Thanks for sharing it..

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2:51AM PDT on Jun 7, 2010

Very interesting, thanks for finding this.

7:22AM PDT on May 21, 2010

Great article. Thanks Ronnie!!

11:36PM PDT on May 13, 2010

Everyone should do this. :))) It is a great thing. :)

5:22AM PDT on May 5, 2010

i can see someone ending up in the emergency hospital unit

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