Sparrow/Starling Bird Houses
We have designed and built these delightful birdhouses for sparrows and starlings. Place under an eave or somewhere sheltered not in the open if you would like birds to move in and set up house.
Depth 24 cm
Circular hole 5cm
Nest is not included, decorative only.
I have made only one of each design, please select at check out.
"It would appear that with the growing popularity of back yard bird feeding, in New Zealand, these birds are finding most of their requirements such as feed, water, shelter are being met and are prepared, on some occasions, to compromise on the nesting situation.
Many introduced birds will use nest boxes.
The most well known introduced bird to use nesting boxes is probably the Starling. These birds have been encouraged to use boxes, since their introduction in 1862, by farmers who hoped wanted the numbers to build up to help combat grass grubs and other insects. Starling boxes need a 42mm entrance hole. This allows them access but stops Myna birds (also members of the Starling family) who will take over a nest, destroy the eggs and use it for themselves.
The common House Sparrow is often overlooked when it comes to providing nesting boxes. In the past many of these nested under house eaves but with different building techniques and designs many of these little nooks and crannies have disappeared leaving sparrows without favourable nesting spaces." Sourced from NZ Backyard Birds
Return and Refund Policy
We want you to be delighted with your purchase but if you are not you can return an item within 7 days of receipt, as long as it is unused and in its original packaging and you have receipt of purchase.
We will be happy to exchange the item for a replacement or to make a refund. We are not able to refund any postage charges, but we will charge for sending any exchange items by post.
At this stage we are shipping throughout New Zealand using tracked parcel rates with New Zealand post.
Your shipping is determined on the weight of your order and will be calculated at check out.
You can pick up your order if you live in Christchurch.