Avian Architecture

Providing safe haven for birds in an increasingly developed world.

Photo: Nelda Faulkner/ Great Backyard Bird Count

From Prothonotary Warblers and Chimney Swifts to Osprey and Burrowing Owls, many species of birds can be given a better chance to survive and thrive through a little assistance from structures we build—birdhouses, roosting towers, nest platforms, and artificial burrows. For some species, these structures tip the scales back in their favor, reducing declines in populations and restoring species to places they once inhabited.

How to Build a Bluebird Nest Box
Avian Architecture

How to Build a Bluebird Nest Box

Step-by-step instructions for building a home that Mountain, Eastern, and Western Bluebirds will enjoy.

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How to Build a Screech-Owl Nest Box
Avian Architecture

How to Build a Screech-Owl Nest Box

Step-by-step instructions for building a home that Eastern and Western Screech-Owls will enjoy.

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How to Build a Wood Duck Nest Box
Avian Architecture

How to Build a Wood Duck Nest Box

Use these step-by-step instructions to build a home for one of our most dazzling North American ducks.

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Plants for Birds
Plants for Birds

Plants for Birds

Simply choosing native plants can make a world of difference for you, for birds, and for your community.

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Bird-Friendly Buildings
Bird-Friendly Buildings

Bird-Friendly Buildings

Glass and lights present major hazards to birds, killing hundreds of millions each year.

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