Though whimsical, old shoes and tiny campers aren't really what most birds need when they are looking for a place to raise their young.
With spring (hopefully) just around the corner, it is time to get our birdhouses set up.
My spring ToDo list includes figuring out the best location and height for my three, currently-in-limbo, birdhouses. I found that Cornell Lab's Project NestWatch has species-specific birdhouse placement guides and design plans, as well as lovely infographics. I am hoping to attract Bewick's Wrens, Black-capped Chickadees, and maybe Tree or Violet-green Swallows, but all cavity nesters are welcome!