The Blank Park Zoo has teamed up with woodworking magazine editor Marlen Kemmet to create a collection of free, shop-tested, clearly illustrated, birdhouse plans that will attract birds to your backyard and garden. These free project plans make a great family and volunteer activity. Whether you build one or a dozen, you'll be helping avian conservation efforts.
The dimensions, box size, entrance hole, and venting for the birdhouse listed within the plan were created with each specific bird species in mind. In addition, each plan uses commonly purchased home center materials such as cedar fence pickets. And, as a bonus project, we've included a plan for a bird feeder designed by an Iowa wildlife conservation officer.
Photo credit: Marlen Kemmet