Seeing birds in one’s back yard can be seen as a pleasant sight for many during the spring and summer when all the birds seem to be fluttering around after spending the winter down south (though maybe the South likes the winter birds as well). Of course, there are plenty of ways to draw their attention such as bird baths as well as bird feeders. One particular feeder I have in mind is a bird house, which not only feeds them but also can house a nest now and then in some cases (for instance, they have bluebird houses). But bird houses are mostly bird feeders. Still, when it comes to feeding birds, people have been making birdhouses for a very long time, perhaps centuries. Now there are plenty of bird houses out there since many people tend to uses them as a craft project as well since it tends to involve some easy DIY know-how. I mean most of the time it involves putting a hole in a piece of wood, as well as nailing a bunch of wood pieces into a small house. And it’s inevitable that many tend to have certain finishing touches on them. So without further adieu, I welcome you to enjoy the wonders in the world of bird houses.
1. We begin with a look at the historical Franciscan bird missions of the American Southwest.
Though the Franciscan birds tend to be seen as benevolent to the indigenous birds at times, it’s said that many of these bird missionaries tended to destroy a lot of indigenous cultures in the process. Then again, I heard that bird small pox tend to kill more indigenous birds than anything else.
2. In the winter, instead of flying south for warmer climates, your local birds could spend the winter in this swanky ski lodge built just for them.
Nevertheless, I hear they charge their avian lodgers fortune in birdseed. Maybe flying south for a winter in Boca Raton is a cheaper bet, but I’m sure the rates aren’t much better there either.
3. If your local birds want a more rustic look, this house is for them.
Now I think this might be a bird farmhouse made from scrap wood. But I’m sure it’ll have plenty of room with stores of birdseed in the pantry. Not sure if any hill billy birds live there though.
4. For their birdseeding needs, your fine feathered friends can just stop at this avian general store.
I’m sure this place has everything your birds need for the winter whether it’s seed, bugs, potential prey, hardware, clothes, and what not. They’ll find it all here.
5. When it comes to avian accommodations, nothing makes birds feel more at home than having a little log cabin in the woods.
Now for the bird wishing to get out from the cold and start a homestead, this little log cabin is the perfect fit, when there are trees around. Still, has a rustic feel to it like you’d see in a fancy set of Lincoln logs. It’s popularly noted that Aviraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin.
6. While putting real flowers on a birdhouse might be impractical, they’d certainly appreciate the floral artwork.
Now this is a lovely little birdhouse I wouldn’t mind having in my yard. It seems so picturesque, especially the floral wreath around the hole.
7. If you’re living in the world of Dr. Seuss, these birdhouses are just the ticket.
And Lord knows how many birds you get to see coming to these houses in Dr. Seuss stories. However, it’s kind of disappointing that these houses won’t get the kind of birds you’d see in Horton Hears a Who.
8. Do any migrating birds need a place to eat during their journey south, then I’m sure they’ll enjoy this avian diner.
Of course, while they specialize in hamburgers and hotdogs, I’m sure they have plenty of other entrees migrating birds would love. Not sure if they have any bird waitresses on roller skates or avian juteboxes though.
9. Of course, there are quite a few birds who belong to some kind of fraternal lodge order.
This one seems to belong to the Moose Lodge but I’m not sure whether the bears are a lodge order or not. Then again, they could be talking about actual bears.
10. If you have any fishing birds in your area, this bait shop would be of service to their needs.
Of course, most fishing birds don’t need a bait and tackle shop to catch fish. They just catch them with their beaks as God intended. Still, it’s pretty clever.
11. For the birds who think the ski lodge is cramped, say hello to this wooden bird castle complex.
Now this seems like a castle because it just appears so big from other birdhouses. But if it was in better proportion it would resemble something like a Victorian house. Still, it was either sitting in the garage for long periods or someone just had too much time on their hands.
12. Every bird should enjoy the comforts of home now and then.
Now this birdhouse has a nice stairwell as well as some of the latest styles of avian furniture, blinds, and a a swimming pool. Yes, this is the best birdhouse life has to offer.
13. If the mission style doesn’t suit your local Christian birds, you can always go with an avian meeting house.
Yes, I’m sure there will be some avian gospel choir in their singing hymns to Cheepsus. Okay, maybe not that, but it has a ringing bell for avian nondenominational services.
14. May I present to you, the Grand Birdepest Hotel.
Sorry, but I couldn’t resist that pun. But still, I hope it has those interwar luxury interior accommodations and nothing resembling anything from the post WWII era. Still, I’m sure it houses a lot of birds during the seasonal migration periods, particularly rich ones with greedy backstabbing sons, no doubt.
15. For those who prefer a more urbane avian accommodations, perhaps your birds might like this avian hotel.
Now this resembles something that you might see in almost any town or city. Still, I’m sure it would remind many city pigeons of home if they ever see something like this.
16. Like birds but don’t like birdhouses? Then feed your birds with this bird gazebo.
Now this provides a nice resting place for local birds where they can relax and enjoy nature. Can also be used for weddings. Let’s just hope that they don’t smoke cigarettes under them.
17. For migrating barn swallows, nothing makes it seem right at home for them than an actual barn.
Now this one has a little farmer and tractor. But I have to love the rustic woodwork in this as well as the fine craftsmanship. But I’m sure this is way too small for any actual farm animals.
18. There are some birds who have a taste in the more modern architectural house styles.
Sometimes what might cool in one way, might not in another. For instance, as a birdhouse this structure looks cool. But as an actual house, it would look ugly.
19. Of course, even birds must have their own McDonald’s for a quick bite to eat.
Nevertheless, as a fast food restaurant, McDonald’s is known to be a big contributor in avian cardiovascular disease, Type II diabetes, and obesity. Also, I hear their bird employees are only paid minimum wage, too.
20. For the birds still missing being near the beach, this tiki beach tavern is for them.
I do like how this one is built like a tiki bar with all the little bird stools. Still, keep away from avian alcoholics. Of course, some of these birds are there for the worms, not the tequila.
21. There are birdhouses and then there are bird mansions.
Now this is supposed to be a replica of a house in Maryland created by a guy who specializes in these kinds of birdhouses. Still, whether bird or human, I’m sure one like this won’t be very cheap in any case.
22. At times, you can build your very own bird log cabin from a bunch of twigs.
Now this one was built from willow twigs. Not sure what this person used to keep the pieces together. Still, it’s quite a marveling effort in many respects.
23. A birdhouse like this will certainly make any homesick bird feel at home for the holidays.
I’m not sure of what to make with Christmas themed birdhouses. I mean these birdhouses are only appropriate for a certain time of the year. And birdhouses need to look appropriate all year round. Then again, maybe this is just built for decoration.
24. As migratory birds always need rest now and then, a bird town offers a perfect rest stop.
Now there are a bunch of birdhouses like these. These 3 shown are Jail Birds Bail Bonds, Night Owls Bar, and Seedy’s Liquors. Seems kind of like a seedy place to me. But I’m sure some birds must enjoy the place.
25. Of course, birds always need a place to go where nature calls.
I’m sure these outhouses aren’t used for certain bodily functions. Because birds don’t really care where or how they crap. I mean they’d crap when they fly if they want to.
26. Now this birdhouse not only gives the birds a place to eat, but also makes your neighbors think twice about possibly stealing any belongings from you.
Now this is actually pretty clever if you think about it. I mean it’s a birdhouse but looks like a surveillance camera. It’s also made from metal in some parts.
27. This birdhouse has a built in birdbath where the local birds could feed and clean in the same spot.
I’m sure if this was put to use it would be covered in bird shit like most bird baths would. Seriously, birdbaths are disgusting. I’m not sure how some of them expect to get clean while bathing in their own shit most of the time.
28. Any lovebirds wanting to get hitched might want to check out this wedding chapel while they’re at it.
I wonder if any lovebirds are married there by an Elvis impersonator, if it’s in Las Vegas. Still, I’m sure birds have been mating millions of years without one. Just see some of the birds on my back porch.
29. For the birds wanting the punk rocker look, check out the Painted Bird Tattoo Parlor. They even do beak piercings.
Of course, this place doesn’t take warblers. Sorry guys. Still, I’m sure certain birds don’t understand how their avian employers tend to look down on those with tattoos and piercings.
30. A lot of times, birdhouses can range from the modern to rustic as well as from traditional to whimsical.
I don’t know about you, but this one reminds me of the Burrow from the Harry Potter series for some reason. You know the Weasley family’s house. I swear it looked just like that in the movies.
31. Every bird kingdom always needs its own bird castle fortress if you think about it.
Now this one certainly looks like a castle as I can see. Yet, I’m not sure if it will protect the finches from the possible eagle invasion.
32. While most birdhouses are made of wood, this one is fashioned from metal and blue tile or glass as it looks like.
Not sure whether the birds like it or not. But I like the blue finish to it. Looks like the ocean waves for some reason. Yeah, it’s cool.
33. Of course, every bird should always know to knock first before entering.
Yes, this is another birdhouse outhouse. And it seems that a little man has been occupying it for quite some time. Still, I think it’s quite funny.
34. When it comes to birdhouses, some may opt for a sleek modern design.
Now this looks as if it can be an actual house, though perhaps I wouldn’t be as in awe of it. Still, I like the flowers on it though.
35. Nevertheless, it can be said that birdhouses can come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.
Now these birdhouses seem to almost blend in with the flowers. But funky colors will certainly draw a bird’s attention, if anything. But I do think they’re all lovely in their own way.
36. I daresay, I was going to put my mail in until I realized that it was not a letterbox.
Now this is a birdhouse from Britain as you can see by how it’s painted red and has the initials ER on it. Still, seems like Britain seems to have a problem with birds living in their mailboxes as it looks like.
37. Have some local birds spend the holidays in this Christmas cabin.
Guess building Christmas themed birdhouses is a thing in the South, when many of the migrating birds make do for the winter. Still, it’s quite ornate and cozy looking. Just needs some snow.
38. Hope the birds could make themselves at home in this cozy cottage.
Now this almost resembles a doll’s house at first glance. That is, until you see it mounted on a tree. Still, love the small chairs.
39. With birdhouses like these, you can start an avian neighborhood.
I like how these have a sleek design as well as come in a variety of colors. I’m sure any bird is going to recognize a birdhouse like that, that’s for sure.
40. For the coastal birds, perhaps they can enjoy the view of the ocean with this lovely beach house.
Of course, this might look a little small but at least it’s in bright colors and has a nice inner tube. But you can’t really take that off if a bird is drowning since it’s only used for decoration.
41. When you can’t get a rustic wooden barn birdhouse, an aluminum one will do nicely.
Now this seems almost like a model toy barn you’d see next to some antique doll’s house. Still, I think I like the wooden rustic barn better. Aluminum makes it seem more industrial looking.
42. For the hippie birds in your area, you can’t do better than a hippie van.
Of course, they’d be certainly tripping balls if you put some bird seed laced with marijuana and brown acid. But they’d probably love it anyway. Man, I’d love to see a stoned bird fly high.
43. For the country brid’s needs, here’s an old country store to their liking.
Love the little merchandise pieces on here. Really go wit the set up. But do the birds really need crap like that? Probably not, besides birdseed and possibly bugs.
44. For the Canadian birds out there, there’s nothing like staying in a large Canadian bird lodge.
I’m sure room and board at this Canadian bird lodge isn’t cheap. But I do like the red roof on this thing. Wonder how many of the birds who stay there are professional hockey players.
45. Don’t like birdhouses? Then how about a bird swing?
Sure it might have a couple of bird towers for birdseed. But I think any bird would find a swing like this quite fun. Only wish they’d make stuff like this for humans.
46. Introducing the Burger King Fly Through.
Hey, when it comes to avian fast food restaurants, McDonald’s isn’t the only one out there. But it’s apparent this one definitely serves burgers to the birds. Of course, its staff are paid low and their food will lead to all kinds of health problems. Also known as “Burger Barf.”
47. Yes it has a faucet, but does it have running water?
I know this is supposed to be a garden birdhouse. But I’m not sure what any bird would want to do with fake pansies and artificial turf. Also, I’m sure the faucet is for decoration.
48. A welcoming sight for birds is a brown house with some bright pink columns as well as pink and baby blue trim.
Now I wonder if I ever saw an actual house like this. Still, love the pink and baby blue on this house. They really stand out. I also like the flowers in the planter and pots.
49. When it comes to birdhouses, some just prefer a cottage in pink.
Now this is basically an avian equivalent to a Barbie dream house. Well, maybe not. But I think it’s pretty nonetheless even in pink.
50. When it comes to decorating birdhouses, you can use just about anything.
Now this one is decked with corks, stones, and other things. Looks like it was assembled from stuff found from a dumpster dive. But I kind of like it. Go figure.
51. Remember birdhouses could always be made from anything around the house.
Seems like this is a combination of an old timey coffee pot now used on camping trips and some sort of large barrel. Now what once served a cup of joe, now serves birdseed.
52. When it comes to birdhouses, you can’t always have a garden. But you can always paint one on there.
Now I really like the little birdhouse and the cute little milk bottles. Really seems to create an idyllic feel to this birdhouse, does it?
53. Seems like this log cabin has gone to the birds.
Yep, it says on the sign. Still, almost likens you to a Lincoln log cabin made from Lincoln logs. Love the rocking chair, by the way.
54. For the more mobile bird, you can’t do worse than a camper.
I’m sure this will probably be either pulled by a toy truck of some type. Still, I’m sure if it would be big enough.
55. For a more retro camper, go with this shiny one here. Sure the birds will love it.
Now this is more for the bird yearning for 1950s nostalgia. Can’t really see why because it looks like something straight out of the space age.
56. Of course, you can always have a birdhouse of an unusual shape like a cyclone.
Now I’m not sure a cyclone is a good shape for a birdhouse. Then again, it probably holds plenty of birdseed to last the winter.
57. In this case, this birdhouse was built along the tree.
Now I’m sure this is the architectural brainchild of a Mr. Frank Lloyd Wren, no doubt. Still, I’m sure snotty rich birds will love it anyway.
58. Yes, even birds feel like they have to confide to a psychic once in awhile.
I think this is Madame Cuckoo’s Psychic place. Of course, her slogan is, “Count your chickens before they hatch.” Still, you can’t put all your eggs in one basket.
59. This birdhouse comes with express free delivery. But don’t put your mail in it.
Yes, this birdhouse looks like a mailbox. And it seems to be made from wood and plastic. Still, I’m sure it’s more of a place for birdseed than bills.
60. Now I do declare this is a mighty fine avian plantation mansion there.
Now this seems like a kind of birdhouse you’d see in the antebellum South. Of course, you know what the rich planter birds used to harvest the birdseed.
61. Now there’s a birdhouse you can use to feed the birds and grow your plants at the same time.
Yes, I know it’s kind of crazy, but I’m sure it must work somewhat. Then again, the plant might be in a smaller pot.
62. For you Bible believing folks out there, perhaps this Noah’s Ark birdhouse would look great in your backyard.
Of course, this one comes with its own animals such as giraffes, elephants, zebras, and a dove on top. Still, quite amazing though.
63. For Halloween, the local birds would find these bridhouses quite spooktacular if you get my drift.
Once again, I’m not sure about holiday themed birdhouses. This is especially the case on Halloween in the fall, when most of the birds would be flying south for the winter. Then again, maybe not so much in the South.
64. The coastal birds would really find themselves at home with this lighthouse birdhouse.
This one is called, “The Nautical Nest.” I’m sure the light in this doesn’t actually light up at night in search of stranded sea birds though.
65. This avian restaurant has everything to the birds’ content as a rest stop.
Let’s hope the Live Entertainment doesn’t include titmice actually showing their tits (which they actually don’t have because they’re birds for God’s sake). Still, it’s called “Wagon Wheel Restaurant.”
66. While you’ve heard of gingerbread houses, I’m sure birds will take to this gingerbread birdhouse during the winter holidays.
I’m sure this isn’t intended for actual use because a gingerbread birdhouse wouldn’t be a long lived one. Seriously, I’m sure birds and other woodland creatures will surely devour it at some point.
67. Hmmm….didn’t know the birds have their own yacht club. Hell, didn’t even know birds had yachts.
I’m sure this place is filled with the spoiled rich birds from Ivy League schools you hear about . Bunch of 1% avian snobs.
68. For the birds traveling the Oregon Trail, this covered wagon would be a great place for their food and belongings.
Of course, any bird that decides to go on the Oregon Trail will sometimes have to deal with a chance of catching dysentery. Of course, that would mean a lot of birds shitting on cars.
69. Of course, while some have birdhouses, others have bird palaces.
This is an ornate bird house in the Maharajah Jungle Trek aviary in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Of course, it’s certainly not for sale as far as I know. Still, very elaborate if you get my drift.
70. While most birdhouses are made from wood, many can be molded from ceramics.
Now these are very much elaborately painted with designs that put some art major’s drawing skills to shame. However, if it weren’t the holes and rods, I would’ve mistook them for very fancy firecrackers.
71. Of course, while birdhouses can be quite elaborate, you can paint them however you like.
Now I really like this house by how it’s so finely painted. Not to mention, it’s purple too. And sparkly.
72. Now this birdhouse cabin provides the perfect avian nature retreat in the wild.
Now this cabin not only has a porch, it also has a gazebo along with it, too. Not to mention, one pair has already built a nest in it as well.
73. Most birdhouses are usually plain, but this one seems to come straight out from Game of Thrones.
Now I love the ornate style of this such as the clam shell roof and the metal on the front. Still, I’m sure any birds on Game of Thrones would love this, even if many of them get killed off fighting for it.
74. Now your birds can work out their wings in this birdhouse avian gym.
Seems Tom’s Gym’s offering $50 off for personal training and guarantees results in 2 weeks. Still, I’m sure most birds tend to be in good shape without needing to visit a gym. Yet, I like the gym equipment in this though.
75. If you like old style houses, then this birdhouse with a waterwheel will certainly make your birds feel in another time.
Now this is said to be a watermill cottage with a porch all around. I’m sure the waterwheel is fake in this. But at least this birdhouse doesn’t include a birdbath.
76. At times some of these birdhouses tend to take a turn for the more abstract or moderne.
I’m sure many birds in the architectural world would see this as a masterpiece. Regular birds on the other hand, might see it as utter crap. Still, I think it’s kind of neat as it kind of reminds me of a person looking in.
77. You can always build a birdhouse with even the most minimum materials at hand.
Now I’m sure this was made from an old electrical outlet shield and an erector set. Seems like some birds have already made a nest there, too.
78. This birdhouse, is bound to make a bird feel at home in its natural habitat.
Now while birds might find a birdhouse like this quite attractive, I’m not sure about people in your neighborhood. They might wonder why this birdhouse seems to be covered in twigs.
79. Why build a birdhouse, if you can have a beautiful bird tower?
I wonder if they design birdhouses like that in Asia. I mean this kind of resembles a kind of avian pagoda to me for some reason. Still, I’m sure the birds will love it.
80. When it comes to birdhouses, you can always make the birds feel at home if you cover one with mosaics of some.
Now I’m sure this is a birdhouse even the biggest artistic bird lover would want. Still, I wonder how that person manage to get some of the brightly colored stone tiles. Probably some hardware store like Lowes or Home Depot.
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Beautiful bird houses! I wonder how many of them were actually inhabited by birds. I think that they were designed more for effect than function! I certainly wouldn’t want to leave some of them out in the weather. Bird poop is another consideration!