Build a nest box to welcome spring birds

Want to welcome spring birds? Now is the time to put up nest boxes and clean out old ones.

National Audubon Society

You’ve seen them nailed to trees, stuck to the sides of fence posts, and propped up on poles near the edges of ponds. You’ve probably even watched a livestream of what goes on inside them. But do you know how to make one yourself?

We’re talking about nest boxes, those wooden bird houses with holes for front doors. As we welcome back spring birds, now is a great time to put up homes for migrating birds. Learn more about nest boxes and how to build one here.

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A Great Tit family, in a nest box. Photo: Juniors Bildarchiv GmbH/Alamy


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