These remarkable nesting locations show how birds can adapt to their environment. Although not all birds nest, they all build or look to find a safe place to lay and hatch their eggs. Until recently it was believed that nest building was an inherent skill, but recent studies suggest that birds can learn to improve.


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Man-made birdhouses have existed at least since the 15th-16th century. As agriculture and urbanization altered the environment through deforestation, the number of natural nesting cavities decreased. Birdhouses, or creating nesting spots like those shown here, are a solution and response to this problem.

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#1 Ashtray Nest

Ashtray Nest

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MichałPrzybylak 2 years ago

hmmm... how did they got out when they got bigger?

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#2 Swallow Nest In Old Lamp

Swallow Nest In Old Lamp

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BarbaraNash 2 years ago

Look at that mama bird giving the stink eye in the 2nd photo... love it :)

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#5 Shoe House

Shoe House

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KristenHdz 2 years ago

"there was an old woman who lived in a shoe..."

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#7 Old Teapot

Old Teapot

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CynthiaDaggett 2 years ago

When it rains, it pours.....

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#9 Dove Nest On A Wreath

Dove Nest On A Wreath

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GingerJourdenais 2 years ago

I don't know why this doesn't rate higher. They make the wreath all the more festive!

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#14 Nest In The Engine Of A Minibus

Nest  In The Engine Of A Minibus

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rix94 2 years ago

Home is where your mother makes one! :-P

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#15 Dove's Nest

Dove's Nest

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CarolGolliher 2 years ago

Had the same thing happen 3X this spring. Each clutch was 2 eggs; each clutch hatched, grew, and flew away. I swear they were getting ready for a 4th clutch

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#18 Dove Nest Inside Basket

Dove Nest Inside Basket

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DonnaLibbey 2 years ago

Looks like my daughter's bike. She would love this.

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