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11 Cool Bluebird House Plans To Attract Them To Yard

Bluebird house plans are great to have on hand for that rainy day DIY project to enjoy with your children. It is a great afternoon project that will build the family bond, provide a home for bluebirds and give hours of entertainment for years to come as you watch the birds raise their families.

Bluebird house plans are simple to follow and the construction is easy. The houses can be painted, decorated or left plain. Attach the finished houses to trees in the yard, fence posts along the driveway or any other outdoor structures. It’s simply a matter of building them and the birds will come.

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Check out these 11 cool free bluebird house plans and get busy building some with your kids this weekend.

  1. Use One Board To Build A Bluebird House

All you need is one board and these free plans to build a bluebird house. This simple design is irresistible to bluebirds. Bluebirds start nesting in February and March, and will continue to lay eggs as each brood leaves the nest. So now is the right time of year to get out the one board and create some attractive houses.

Use One Board To Build A Bluebird House
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  1. Eliminate Garden Pests By Building A Bluebird House

Building a birdhouse is a way of doing something good for the bluebirds. You’ll be charmed by the beauty of the birds and their cheerful singing. Since their diet consists primarily of insects and grubs, your garden may benefit, too. Bluebirds prefer to nest in open areas that has minimal ground cover and structures. Placing a birdhouse near the garden or open field is ideal.

Eliminate Garden Pests By Building A Bluebird House

  1. Build a Bluebird Box

With just a few tools and a few minutes, you can build a bluebird box. The box will provide a safe home for many generations of these flying beauties. Get started building today with these free birdhouse plans.

Build a Bluebird Box

  1. Give Bluebird House A Superior Look By Painting It

This idea shows you how to build an ordinary bird box, then transform into an extraordinary house with just a little paint. Bright paint and few flowers painted in a contrasting color on the box provide landscape art even when the birds have flown south for the winter.

Give Your Bluebird House Superior Look By Painting It

  1. How to Build a Bluebird House

Take all the guess-work out of the DIY building project by using these detail plans. Download these free plans that will show you exactly what type and how much building material needed to create this functional birdhouse.

How to Build a Bluebird House
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  1. Build a Slant Front Style

Bluebirds are cavity nesters, typically making their nests in abandoned woodpecker holes and in the natural cavities of old trees. Build this slant front style birdhouse that will mimic their desired cavity natural nesting location so they will be attracted to it and stay around to raise more than one brood.

Build a Slant Front Style

  1. Create a Green Roof Birdhouse

You can kill two proverbial birds with one stone with these bluebird house plans. This functional birdhouse has a surprise on the roof – a tiny garden that supplies food for the bluebirds.

Attractive in the garden as a living work of art, create a birdhouse with tiny garden on top that is filled will insect-attracting plants. These insects will help keep a family of bluebirds fed during their stay in your DIY birdhouse.

Create a Green Roof Birdhouse

  1. Build a Pitched Roof Bluebird House

The last idea showed how to build a flat roof on a birdhouse, these free plans show you how to build a pitched roof design. A little paint creates on the pitched roof and box create a cozy home for traveling bluebirds.

Build a Pitched Roof Bluebird House

  1. Prevent Heat Stress

The heat of summer puts bluebirds and their eggs under a lot of stress. Minimize that stress with these free birdhouse plans that show you how to prevent heat stress for your feathers guests. A simple addition of a heat riser tube helps to keep the inside of the bird box a comfortable temperature.

free birdhouse plans
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  1. Create a Nest Box

Building nest boxes and mounting them in the proper locations is a great way to help conserve and increase the bluebird numbers in your area. These free plans for easy to build nest boxes is one way you can help maintain bluebird population.

Create a Nest Box

  1. Construct an Easy To Clean Birdhouse

Bluebirds are constantly raising a new brood of birds, often building new nests for the next clutch of eggs before the previous brood have left the old nest. To help prevent parasites and diseases in the birds, the bird box need to be cleaned. These free plans show you how to construct an easy to clean birdhouse so you can help keep the birds healthy.

Construct an Easy To Clean Birdhouse
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5 comments

  1. I have a couple of birdhouses similar to some of these. My problem is Red Squirrels. Do you have any suggestions on keeping them from gnawing the holes larger, or just keeping them out of the birdhouses?

    Thanks.

    • Here are some good tips to keep squirrels away from bluebird houses and making the hole larger:
      https://www.birdhousesupply.com/blog/how-to-squirrel-proof-a-birdhouse/

    • Yes go to your local home supply store and purchase a 3’ piece of stove pipe and the plug for the pipe. Then take the plug and cut what ever size hole in the center of the plug that you are using to support the bird house. Attach the plug to the length of stove pipe. About 18” below the top end of the pipe drill a 1/4” hole in the pipe and place a 1/4” bolt through ad add a nut. Thread the stove pipe over the pipe and let I rest on the 1/4” bolt. Now attach the bird house to the top of the pole above the stove pipe. Now install the house at your selected location. This will deter most any snake or animal.

      Jerry Plummer

    • Just put up more bird houses, the squirrels need a home too. Put up enough to out do the squirrels and both them and the birds will benefit and be happy

      • Damage from birds and squirrels – It’s not uncommon for woodpeckers and squirrels to damage bluebird boxes. Downy woodpeckers can actually enter the box, but will sometimes drill holes on the side or back of the box. Also, they may try to enlarge the entrance holes. Similarly, squirrels will sometimes attempt to chew around the hole to make it bigger for them to enter. It’s hard to prevent this type of damage completely. But, there are metal or ceramic rings you can buy which attach to the box around the entrance hole to prevent the enlarging. Also, some companies make a chemical spray which you can spot treat the box with, which has a bitter taste to mammals. It doesn’t hurt them, but will stop them permanently from chewing once they get it in their mouth.
        Here is a good information to safeguard the bluebirds houses from squirrels:
        https://www.birdhousesupply.com/blog/how-to-squirrel-proof-a-birdhouse/

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