Blue Birds....

Providing bluebird houses has long been a favorite pastime in North America.  Bluebirds are loved for their beautiful blue coloring, as well as, their gentle disposition and pleasing voice.  The bluebird is the symbol of love and happiness in many of our songs.     more blue bird info

Purple Martin Info......... 

One of the favorite birds of people who are not necessarily serious students of other types of bird is the Purple Martin.  This friendly fellow returns the affection by preferring to live around humans.

The Purple Martin or Progne subis has been lovingly housed by many for nostalgic reasons -- their grandparents and parents had martin houses.  And this bird, for whom everyone watches eagerly in the spring, comes back to his established home year after year.       more purple martin info.....

Chickadee Info........

The little bird that speaks his name and does acrobatic stunts on tree branches delights all bird watchers.  This plump little fellow with the black cap is friendly, and chances are he's been at your feeder in the winter.  more chickadee info....
 

Bat Info.....

Bats have long been maligned by humans -- a taboo, a creature to be shunned.  These little furry animals that fly seemed to be half-bird, half-mammal, and looked ugly.

But today they are being given their proper recognition as valuable to mankind in the ecological system.  Many plants, such as bananas and the endangered saguaro cactus, are dependent upon bats for pollination because they bloom at night.  Bats are also responsible for 95% of the reforestation of the tropical rain forests through their dispersal of seeds.  more bat info....

Duck Info........

Duck houses for ducks that live in trees? Yes, a few ducks do nest in trees on a regular basis, and these include the Bufflehead, Wood Duck, Goldeneyes and Mergansers. These ducks commonly nest in tree cavities, which makes them good candidates for man-made habitats.

They are incapable of excavating a cavity to live in as a woodpecker might, so they search for an existing hole ... and a rather large one at that. Their acceptable cavities are fewer than ever, making them quite dependent on human benefactors. Young forests, and those without woodpeckers or flickers, will not have cavities suitable for ducks.  more duck info...