We’ve got 40 awesome backyard birdhouse designs for your viewing pleasure. Home Sweet Home for your fine feathered friends. There are lots of high-design birdhouses on the market – and plenty of the old classics, with updates. Different houses attract different birds. Bluebirds, wrens and swallows all like smaller openings to the house – about 1 1/2″. That’s too small for a starling to enter (a good thing). Purple Martins nest in colonies – birdhouse apartments. There’s all kinds of information available online. Start with which birds are common in your specific area – the ones you see in your own backyard.
So be sure to get (or build) the birdhouse that will most attract the birds who live where you do.
A sloped roof is important, and it should be removable so you can clean the interior once the tenants move out. Thick sides for insulation are a good idea, and drainage holes keep the interior dry.
If you set up the right kind of design – it’s a good bet that the same birds come back to your yard year after year to raise their children. They’ll turn it into a bird home if you give them a reason. And don’t forget to add a bird bath or other source of water – it’s often difficult for birds to find a drink during the hot summer months.
This green roof design will help to keep your feathered friends cool in the summer. Creating a green roof is a totally awesome idea for your backyard birdhouses. Source.
This is one of the simplest backyard birdhouse ideas. Paint a plain wooden design to emulate stained glass. Source.
This driftwood birdhouse has the look of a Hobbit house. Source.
This log cabin birdhouse comes complete with real shingles and a satellite dish. Source.
Birdhouses that Are Made to Look Like Proper Homes
This incredible design is a replica of the Olson Farm, featured in Andrew Wyeth’s 1948 painting, Christina’s World. Hardly a backyard birdhouse, but worth featuring. Source.
This design is the perfect apartment building for Purple Martins. Source.
Made from real pine and shingles, this Cape Cod birdhouse has two stories. Source.
This cool mosaic backyard birdhouse uses bits and pieces of jewelry – and wine corks. It would be neat to use corks you’ve saved from special celebrations. Source.
A colorful mosaic idea with tiles that look like Chiclets.
This two story floral mosaic birdhouse is highly detailed. Source.
Stained Glass & Hand Blown Glass BirdHouses
Not the beautiful craftsmanship on this stained glass design.
Airstream trailer backyard birdhouse – how cool is that? Source.
Ceramic backyard birdhouses in the shape of hot air balloons are charming. Source.
This is cute. Bed and breakfast, all in one place. A birdhouse made of bird seeds – what a clever idea. Source.
This natural woven design blends into the surroundings. Source.
These woven nest pods are 100% natural and are a great natural backyard ideas. Source.
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Teapots as backyard birdhouses. Who knew? Source.
This pink polka-dot teapot makes an incredibly cute backyard birdhouse. Source.
This upcycled trumpet and copper kettle from GadgetSponge on Etsy makes a very cool home for your feathered friends. Source.
DIY BirdHouse Ideas
Just when you were wondering what to do with all those wine corks – make a charming birdhouse. Source.
This DIY birdhouse has a license plate roof, key decor and a pencil for a perch. Source.
Pennies and pebbles – that’s what this charming backyard design is made from. Creative idea, no?
Wine crates make great wood material to build a funky backyard birdhouse like this.
Using an old Hills Bros coffee can is a great idea. Source.
Cigar boxes are another great idea – cut a circle, add a perch and an eye hook and you’re there. Source.