Bird Houses Barre VT

Bird houses provide a safe haven for birds to escape the weather and they also provide space to nest and roost. See below to learn more and to gain access to local garden supply stores in Barre, VT that give access to nesting shelves, roosting boxes, wren houses, songbird houses, bluebird houses, and robin nesting shelters, as well as advice and content on bird conservation.

Wheeler Homestead Supply
(802) 223-0126
2075 Vermont Route 14 South
East Montpelier, VT
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Smallwood Nurseries
(802) 476-3254
677 VT Route 14
Williamstown, VT
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Annuals, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Nurseries - Wholesale, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Rt 66 Garden Center & Farm Stand
(802) 728-6222
131 Route 66
Randolph, VT
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Annuals

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Four Seasons Garden Center
(802) 658-2433
472 Marshall Avenue
Williston, VT
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Artisan Crafts, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bird Baths, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bonsai, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Carts/Dollies, Cedar Mulch, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Cocoa-shell Mulch, Collectables & Figurines, Colored Mulch, Compost, Compost Tea, Composting, Composting Supplies, Conifers / Evergreens, Consulting Services, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Ur…

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Rising Sun Greenhouses
(802) 234-6576
3340 Christian Hill Road
Bethel, VT
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Green Mountain Transplants Inc
(802) 454-1533
2290 Vt Route 14 N
East Montpelier, VT

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Mad River Garden Center
(802) 496-5555
4063 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Boulevard Gardens
(802) 479-0029
97 Route 302
Barre, VT

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Mettowee Mill Nursery and Garden Shop
(802) 325-3007
4977 Route 30
Dorset, VT
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bonsai, Bonsai Equipment / Supplies, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Fencing / Gates, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures…

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Dirtworks LLC
(802) 385-1064
1195 Dog Team Road
New Haven, VT

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Bird Houses | Provide shelter with decorative bird houses

Provide shelter with decorative bird houses

Bird houses are an excellent way to attract more avian visitors to your home while accentuating your backyard décor. They also provide those bird species that brave the winter with warmth and shelter at a time of year when both are difficult to come by.

Decorative bird houses are available in a wide range of styles, some of which are suited to particular species. For example, if you live in an area rich with orioles, purple martins or cardinals, you can tailor your wild bird houses to ensure the dimensions and features are suitable for the species in question.

Major Bird House Styles

The most common style among wooden bird houses is the closed bird house. These houses feature wall closures on all sides, a roof and an entrance designed to admit only one bird at a time. In multi-compartment closed bird houses, the entrance is typically placed atop the middle compartment to inhibit predators from gaining entry and to protect the birds from the elements. Most small bird houses are closed, since it's primarily smaller birds that benefit most from the protection they offer.

Open and platform designs are particularly attractive to bird species that are classified as platform nesters. These include herons, hawks, owls and other large bird species like pigeons and gulls. The defining feature of these bird houses is that all four sides are open, with a suspended roof offering the birds protection from the elements.

Tips for Choosing and Building Bird Houses

Birdwatching experts stress that it's best to build your bird house for a specific species; this will give you the best chance of attracting birds to your yard.

When choosing or building bird houses, opt for designs that offer adequate ventilation. Without it, the bird house will become a stifling sauna in warm weather, posing a potentially life-threatening danger to any birds that enter it.

You also need to pay close attention to the bird house's drainage...

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