Article: How to put up and maintain a birdhouse: birdhouse portal protectors

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Image How to put up and maintain a birdhouse
By Lance Gardner on June 16, 2010

You have a birdhouse and are all excited to get it hung up. Wow, won’t it be fun to watch those birds raise their first family in your yard? They will even help you out in your garden eating a lot of bugs. Before you make some big mistakes, however, it is a good idea to take some time to pick a good place for it, and ensure it is hung well.

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zackjohnsdad
Jun 15, 2011 12:54 AM CST
Hi! I just found and bought some high quality 2"x2" copper birdhouse portal protectors from leevalley.com (Lee Valley & Veritas woodworking tools); they didn't cost very much; they're made in the USA, and they came in various sized openings with rust-resistant zinc-plated mounting screws included. Best regards, Z
ImageLance
Jun 15, 2011 7:40 AM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
Wonderful, thank you for the information. In the past, I have included metal sheet metal sandwiched in between pieces of wood for the entrance hole. Since I use baffles now, I am not as concerned about squirrel chewing, but they can help to limit predation and damage by other birds. These sound much easier to use then drilling through sheet metal, as well.
Here is the link:
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=67399&cat=1,250...
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