6 Unique Birdhouses Birds Will Actually Use

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Decorative birdhouses are fun, but not always practical for birds. These unique birdhouses provide safe nesting spots for your feathered friends.

Adding shelter for nesting birds is a must for any backyard birder. We’ve rounded up our favorite decorative unique birdhouses that add whimsy to your garden, but also are practical for birds. To boost your chance of attracting nesting birds, follow these basic birdhouse guidelines. You can actually attract different types of birds to nesting boxes based on the size of the entrance hole, the location, and more.

Snoopy Doghouse Birdhouse

Snoopy doghouse birdhouseVia Etsy

Woodstock won’t be the only adorable feathered friend to visit Snoopy’s doghouse. This birdhouse is perfect for all Peanuts fans.

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Stone Cottage Birdhouse

Stone Cottage Unique Birdhouses Plow and HearthPhoto Credit: Plow & Hearth

This little charmer has adorable accessories but still meets birds’ requirements, including a removable back wall for cleaning. One note: It’s probably better to mount this box on a wall or post rather than hanging it from a branch to provide nesting birds more stability.

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Cumberland Chicken Coop Birdhouse

chicken coop bird houseVia Gardener's Supply Co.

It doesn’t get any cuter than this teensy little chicken coop for the backyard birds. Anyone who loves the country lifestyle will want one. As a bonus, it’s made of recycled materials and it’s easy to clean.

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Heartwood Chick Bird House

heartwood chick birdhouseVia Gardener's Supply Co.

This bright and colorful unique birdhouse will welcome chickadees, nuthatches and swallows. Pick from red or blue to match your flower garden. We just love that hand-shingled roof.

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Jill Staake
Jill lives in Tampa, Florida, and writes about gardening, butterflies, outdoor projects and birding. When she's not gardening, you'll find her reading, traveling and happily digging her toes into the sand on the beach.