Bird Houses Santa Fe NM

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 Santa Fe, NM 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.

Payne's Nurseries North
(505) 988-8011
304 Camino Alire
Santa Fe, NM
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Conifers / Evergreens, Ferns, Florist, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Native Plant Nurseries, Palms / Cycads, Perennials, Plants, Pottery, Seed, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Wildflower Seed

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Santa Fe Greenhouses Inc
(877) 811-2700
2904 Rufina St
Santa Fe, NM
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, B & B Plants, Brass / Copper Containers, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Container Gardening, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Educational Books & Tapes, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh Plants, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, …

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Earthstone International
(505) 473-3997
1197 Parkway Drive
Santa Fe, NM

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Native Earth Landscaping
(505) 316-2284
110 Calle Palomita
Santa Fe, NM

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Agua Fria Nursery, Inc.
(505) 983-4831
1409 Agua Fria St
Santa Fe, NM
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Container Plants, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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Virginia Trading Post
(505) 983-6165
82 E San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Jackalope Nursery
(505) 471-8539
2820 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Plants Of The Southwest
(505) 983-1548
Rr 6 Box 11a
Santa Fe, NM
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Payne's Nurseries South
(505) 988-9626
715 Saint Michaels Dr
Santa Fe, NM
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Ferns, Florist, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Native Plant Nurseries, Orchids, Palms / Cycads, Perennials, Plants, Pottery, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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New Earth Orchids
(505) 983-1025
6003 Jaguar Drive
Santa Fe, NM
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Orchids for sale or lease; orchid supplies; free workshops

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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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