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.

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.

Which one do you think is the most unusual? Vote, or upload your own photos!

#1 Ashtray Nest

Ashtray Nest

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MichałPrzybylak 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago

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

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#6 Man Left His Car In A Parking Lot For 6 Days And Came Back To This

Man Left His Car In A Parking Lot For 6 Days And Came Back To This

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GabriellaMichalec 11 months ago

Looks like he's going to leave it even longer now . . .

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#7 Old Teapot

Old Teapot

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CynthiaDaggett 11 months 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 11 months ago

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

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#10 Outside Is Better

Outside Is Better

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CynthiaDaggett 11 months ago

Duplex!

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#14 Nest In The Engine Of A Minibus

Nest  In The Engine Of A Minibus

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rix94 11 months 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 11 months 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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#17 Blue Tit Makes Its House In A Lamp Post

Blue Tit Makes Its House In A Lamp Post

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MaxRedlantern 11 months ago

God, these tits are everywhere!

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#18 Dove Nest Inside Basket

Dove Nest Inside Basket

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DonnaLibbey 11 months ago

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

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