Homes for Wildlife:
birding notes, Travis Audubon Society
Brief, but informative notes about many aspects of birdhouses.
- Basic Survival Needs, Nutty
Dos and Don'ts, a specifications table and more.
Houses For Songbirds, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Brief, but includes a dimensions chart and some species specific information.
- Birdhouse Basics,
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Explanations on how to build houses for different kinds of birds and tips for setting
Information Category from About.com
Some articles from their own expert mixed with links from all over.
- Build A
Birdhouse, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Background information and plans for songbird houses.
- Butterfly Houses, The
A discussion on the potential uselessness of butterfly "hibernating boxes."
- Conservation Articles
Available, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
See especially numbers 67, 68, 70 and 101.
- Den Boxes for Squirrels,
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service
Background information on squirrels and den boxes, with building and installation
instructions at the end.
- Floating Habitat Plans and Instructions,
A personal web page with an incredible amount of good information.
- Habitat Management
Fact Sheets, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
A couple of sheets on structures for wildlife.
- Homes for Birds, USFWS
Office of Migratory Bird Mangement
Very detailed pamphlet with some species specific information.
- Nest boxes for birds,
Canadian Wildlife Service
Good article with lots of information, box size tables, and diagrams.
- Purple Martin Conservation Association
Lots of information about attracting and managing purple martins by using houses.
- Recommended Dimensions for Birdhouses,
Farm Bill Network
An extensive chart, by species.
- Selected Articles, WindStar
The bird section has several species specific articles about houses.
- Shelves, Houses and Feeders for
Birds and Mammals (PDF - 794 KB), University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension
A 49 page book with lots of instructions and diagrams for many different species.
Includes a section on using recycled materials.
Abode, National Wildlife Federation
A simple water and cover feature for amphibians.
Publications, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Shelters for wildlife, bird houses for songbirds and bat houses, too!
- Wood Duck Nesting Box,
Background and diagram.
- Woodworking for Wildlife,
Missouri Department of Conservation
Lots of different species specific plans for mammals and birds.
- Working with
Wildlife Series Catalog, North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Includes several articles about wildlife homes and nest boxes.
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Last Revised: May 5, 2000