Nesting season is in full swing, and those with birdhouses know the joy of offering shelter to birds.
But birdhouses aren’t always fun and games. They can be difficult to maintain, tough to protect from predators, and a pain to take down. So, we assembled this list of five cool birdhouse accessories that’ll make your life more enjoyable.
Certain birdhouses, specifically Purple Martin houses, do best when they’re high off the ground. This can present some problems when you have to take down the birdhouse to remove unwanted guests or when the last of the colony is gone. That’s why a telescoping birdhouse pole is such an essential accessory.
This heavy duty telescoping pole from Birds Choice is made of 16-gauge galvanized steel and extends 12 feet. Zinc-plated thumb screws keep the pole secure, despite the weight of the birdhouse.
Without one of these, you can still enjoy your birdhouse… until you have to take it down.
Anyone who owns a birdhouse will tell you just how coveted these nesting boxes can be. It’s not only larger bird species that want in. Critters like squirrels will also do everything they can to get inside. That’s why a portal protector is a must-have.
These metal rings go around the opening of the box and prevent critters and birds from pecking and gnawing away at the hole. Sometimes, it’ll even get to the point where the hole is so big, bluebirds will refuse to nest inside.