Bird Houses Enfield CT

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 Enfield, CT 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.

Colonial Gardens
(860) 749-2657
46 Hartford Tpk.
Tolland, CT
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Design, Liner / Plug / Starter Plants, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Pond Additives, Pond Filters, Pond Liners, Produce, Pumps, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Water Garden Design, Water Garden Supplies, Water Gardening Contractors

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Grower Direct
(860) 763-2335
164 Hampden Rd
Somers, CT

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Stanley Greenhouses Inc
(860) 627-0856
126 S Main St
East Windsor, CT

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Graziano Bros Landscape Service Inc
(413) 525-8230
280 Elm Street
East Longmeadow, MA
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Groundcovers, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Sixteen Acres Garden Center
(413) 783-5883
1359 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bonsai, Boulders, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Cards & Envelopes, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Greens, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Collecta…

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Revay's Garden and Gift Shop
(860) 623-9068
266 North Rd
Broad Brook, CT
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bath & Personal Care Products, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Flags, Windsocks & Poles, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fragrances, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Orn…

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Harken's Garden Center and Landscape Supply
(860) 528-6806
287 South Main Street Route 5
East Windsor, CT
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Annuals, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Trees

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Flower Power Farm, Inc
(860) 752-6515
126 S. Main St
East Windsor, CT
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Western Growers Inc
(413) 733-5296
45 Piper Cross Rd
West Springfield, MA

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Terra Gardens
(860) 871-9477
400 Talcottville Rd
Vernon, CT
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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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