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Meg at Decor it Yourself shows us how to make a birdhouse for your neighborhood’s avian friends using some scrap wood and simple tools.

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  1. This is more for decoration than anything else. You shouldn’t combine a feeder and a house because there will be too much feeding activity around the house for a bird to take up residence. Also, it should be made out of raw unfinished wood. When it falls apart, make a new one. If you really want to make bird houses there are plenty of sources that will tell you how to do it for the species in your area that are cavity nesters. Just remember to watch out for House Sparrows and Starlings as they are exotic invasives that will kill the occupant of the nest and move in.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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