12 Birdhouses We Love

House hunting for your fine feathered friends? Here are some fun designs to make or buy.

  1. The Clubhouse

    The Clubhouse

    This Clubhouse is meant to be a gathering place for wren, finch, down woodpecker, swallow, and nuthatch. It's based on the most famous location in golf—the clubhouse at Augusta National—and features wraparound balconies and two separate nest boxes. Available at yardenvy.com, $120.


  2. Basic DIY

    Basic DIY

    Even if you have never tackled a woodworking project before, you can make a basic birdhouse with very few tools and materials (oftentimes with scraps of lumber you currently have). To learn more, check out our easy step-by-step on How To: Make a Birdhouse, one of Bob Vila's 30 Days of Easy Summer DIY .

    Chris Gardner

  3. Amish-Made


    This pine birdhouse is part of the Willow Run Collection, designed and constructed by Pennsylvania Amish master craftsmen. It is finished in a weather-resistant stain and features a standing seam copper roof topped with a decorative lathe turned finial. Available at the amishshop.com, $219.


  4. Sweet Tweet Bird House

    Sweet Tweet Bird House

    Who said a birdhouse has to look like a house? This whimsical owl-shaped abode is handmade of wood with a door for cleaning and hook for hanging. It measures 5"W x 6"D x 10"H and is available at Sundance, $45.


  5. The RALPH

    The RALPH

    The RALPH birdhouse was inspired by Ralph Rapson's iconic Greenbelt House design. Hand-made from sustainably harvested teak, the birdhouse boasts a 10"-wide angular roof span made from sandblasted 1/4" aluminum plate. Available at modernbirdhouses.com, $195.


  6. Victorian Manor

    Victorian Manor

    This charming Victorian Manor with Bracket Bird House is designed for use by a large variety of backyard birds and features pine shingles, gables, and window balconies. Available at yardenvy.com, $95.


  7. Loll Pitch Birdhouse

    Loll Pitch Birdhouse

    Loll—the Duluth, MN-based outdoor furniture company—offers birdhouse designs made from the same recycled material as their popular products. Available in a pitch (shown here) and cube design, the modern birdhouses are weather resistant, durable, and come in a selection of eight different colors. Available at Loll, $79.


  8. Bird House Finland

    Bird House Finland

    The carefully thought-out design of the Bird House Finland comes out of a distinctive home-built kit. Made of pliable birch plywood veneer and measuring 16-1/2"H x 5-1/2"W x 7-1/2"D, the birdhouse requires no tools to assemble. The roof is easily removed for seasonal cleaning. Available at Finish Design Shop, $69.

    Finish Design Shop

  9. Bluebird Convertible

    Bluebird Convertible

    Combining a steel frame with Western Cedar, the Bluebird Convertible birdhouse from Wildlife Allies is the ideal place for bluebirds to nest. The front design can be easily removed and replaced with other Wildlife Allies panels to change the look for each season. Available at backyardbird.com, $35.


  10. Long Island Birdhouse

    Long Island Birdhouse

    Featuring a center-front dormer and green-shingled roof, this Long Island cottage design will be a welcome addition to any backyard. Measuring 13" x 12" x 13" with a 1-1/4" opening, the birdhouse is suitable for wrens, finches, chickadees, and nuthatches. Available at BackyardChirper, $94.50.


  11. Box for the Birds

    Box for the Birds

    Created by designer Michael Oliveri and his wife Lauren Hoffman as a project to do with their six-year-old daughter, this kit contains a stack of pre-cut plywood segments that easily slide into place—no nails, no glue required. Made of plywood, when assembled it measures 9-3/4"L x 8-1/2"W x 10-1/2"H. Available at UncommonGoods, $19.99 (while supplies last).

    Uncommon Goods

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