Free Woodworking Plans: Bird House Plans

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A birdhouse is a manufactured and decorated  box provided for birds to nest. Birdhouse are small and easy make, and take care of, and often will attract large numbers of birds.  Bird houses are often use for both wild and domesticated birds. Birdwatchers can use them to lure different birds or species into an area so that they can capture and band the birds for recapture tracking.


PDF Book: Building Nest Structures, Feeders, and Photo Blinds

Free Download from USGS, book contains multiple plans for birdhouse, from the simple to the elaborate. Also includes nest box plans, feeder plans, a predator guards plan and plans for simple photo blinds.   Great Collection of birdhouse plans all in one place.


HTML Version of the Book:  Build Nest Structure, Feeders and Photo Blinds

For those who don't like PDF, direct link to USGS website for the above free book, with links directly to all the plans.


Not a Birdhouse, but a Bathouse

Bats have lost roosting sites and have been poisoned by pesticides, their numbers have dwindled and some species are endangered. Providing a home for them, not just as a daytime hangout but to make them less vulnerable during hibernation, is one way you can ensure their future. In return, each Little Brown Bat, for instance, will consume up to 600 mosquitoes in one hour.


Simple Beginner's Birdhouse Plan

This project is simple enough for 3 year olds, yet can work for children up to pre-teen years.


Simple Wood Birdhouse made with a Coffee Can

This house is simple to build, costs pennies to make and is a great way to recycle coffee cans and scrap wood. As a bonus, it's a breeze to clean out after nesting season—just slip out the dowel and empty the can.


Quick and Easy Bird House

While this birdhouse is as simple as it gets, it has a lot going for it. It can be made very quickly...uses minimal materials and tools...and boasts a sleek look that will make any budding woodworker proud

Free Plans Only:

Classic Cabin Birdhouse Plan

Simple Birdhouse -- Plan only

Tree Swallow and Eastern Blue Bird Plan Only

(Note: PDF)

Wren House - Simple Plan and Notes Only 

Kids' Bird House Plans


Bird House Plans


Birdhouse Project



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