Bird Houses The Dalles OR

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 The Dalles, OR 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.

Mount Hood Gardens, Inc.
(503) 386-4119
1570 Orchard Rd
Hood River, OR
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Columbia Gorge Center Nursery
(503) 386-7788
2940 Thomsen Rd
Hood River, OR
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Cascade Greenhouses
(541) 546-2600
5140 Sw Bear Dr
Madras, OR

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Garland Nursery
(800) 296-6601
5470 NE Highway 20
Corvallis, OR
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Aluminum Furniture, Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bath & Personal Care Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bonsai, Bonsai Equipment / Supplies, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Ch…

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Al's Garden Center & Greenhouses
(503) 651-2558
30851 South Deejay Way
Hubbard, OR
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Perennials, Plants

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Hood River Garlic
(541) 386-1220
P.O. Box 1701
Hood River, OR

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Vanguard Nursery
(509) 493-1549
150 Dock Grade Rd
White Salmon, WA

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Larsen Farm Nursery
(503) 640-5599
31665 NW Scotch Church Road
Hillsboro, OR
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Antiques, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Herbicides, Herbs, Holiday Items, Home Decor, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Insecticide, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Natural Pesticide, Organic Fertilizers…

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Landsystems Nursery
(541) 382-7646
21336 Highway 20E
Bend, OR
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Annuals, Arborist Services, Arrangement Accessories, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Boulders, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sed…

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Bauman Farms
(503) 792-3524
12989 Howell Prairie Road
Gervais, OR
 
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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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