Bird Houses Wheat Ridge CO

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 Wheat Ridge, CO 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.

Abner's Garden Center
(303) 424-0180
12280 W 44th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO
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Spano's Marshall Street Greenhouses
(303) 424-0964
5045 Marshall St
Arvada, CO

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Timberline Gardens
(303) 420-4060
11700 W 58th Ave
Arvada, CO
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bamboo Stakes / Fencing / Mats, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Display Structures, Edging / Border, Educational Books & Tapes, Equipment, Nursery, Fencing / Gates, Fertilizers, Firewood, Flower Seed, Fountains - De…

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Jensen's Flowers
(303) 237-5545
845 Wadsworth Boulevard
Lakewood, CO
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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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My Garden Center
(303) 424-1452
7190 Kipling Street
Arvada, CO
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Southwest Gardens
(303) 423-5606
4114 Harlan St
Wheat Ridge, CO
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Echter's Garden Showplace
(303) 424-7979
5150 Garrison Street
Arvada, CO
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Aluminum Furniture, Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bath & Personal Care Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Birding Accessories, Bonsai, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Cedar Mulch, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees…

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The Green Fuse
(303) 331-3482
4857 Raleigh St
Denver, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Wright's Nursery
(303) 424-3914
11100 Ralston Rd
Arvada, CO
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Logan Street Gardens
(303) 733-6291
1033 Grove St
Denver, CO
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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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