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.

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Ashtray Nest

Ashtray Nest

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#2

Swallow Nest In Old Lamp

Swallow Nest In Old Lamp

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BarbaraNash
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#3

A Goose Figurine Became Home To A Real Live Bird

A Goose Figurine Became Home To A Real Live Bird

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#5

Shoe House

Shoe House

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KristenHdz
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"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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#7

Old Teapot

Old Teapot

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#9

Dove Nest On A Wreath

Dove Nest On A Wreath

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GingerJourdenais
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#11

Hummingbird Nesting On A Patio Windchime

Hummingbird Nesting On A Patio Windchime

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#13

Cigarette Bins Must Seem Very Attractive To Blue Tits Looking For Somewhere To Settle Down

Cigarette Bins Must Seem Very Attractive To Blue Tits Looking For Somewhere To Settle Down

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#14

Nest In The Engine Of A Minibus

Nest In The Engine Of A Minibus

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rix94
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Home is where your mother makes one! :-P

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#15

Dove's Nest

Dove's Nest

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CarolGolliher
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#16

A Pair Of Great Tits And Their New Family Have Nested In A Traffic Cone

A Pair Of Great Tits And Their New Family Have Nested In A Traffic Cone

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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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#18

Dove Nest Inside Basket

Dove Nest Inside Basket

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DonnaLibbey
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#19

South American Ovenbirds Building Their Nests Out Of Clay Or Mud On The Window

South American Ovenbirds Building Their Nests Out Of Clay Or Mud On The Window

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#20

They Can't See Me Here.

They Can't See Me Here.

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#21

Grim Nest

Grim Nest

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MandyMason
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All I want to know is what died in a tree?!

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#23

Barn Swallow Atop A Scare Owl

Barn Swallow Atop A Scare Owl

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#24

Carolina Wren’s Nest In A Golf Shoe

Carolina Wren’s Nest In A Golf Shoe

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#25

Blue Tit Nesting Inside Exhaust Pipe

Blue Tit Nesting Inside Exhaust Pipe

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#26

Cake Pan For A Nest

Cake Pan For A Nest

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BarbaraConover
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not where I usually store my bsaing pans ..

#27

Ironic Pigeon Lays Egg In Frying Pan

Ironic Pigeon Lays Egg In Frying Pan

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#28

Next To My Door

Next To My Door

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#29

Bird Nest In Gas Grill

Bird Nest In Gas Grill

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#30

Beside A Window

Beside A Window

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#31

American Robin Nesting On A Truck Tire

American Robin Nesting On A Truck Tire

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GabriellaMichalec
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some of these nests are in such precarious places -- I'm afraid for these little creatures!

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#32

Dove Makes A Nest Next To The Front Door

Dove Makes A Nest Next To The Front Door

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KathyLecours
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have Robins by my patio door!

#33

Nest On The Car

Nest On The Car

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#34

Nest On Decorative Wreath

Nest On Decorative Wreath

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#35

Mini Cooper Special

Mini Cooper Special

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#36

Shoes Are For The Birds

Shoes Are For The Birds

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#37

Hummingbird Nest That Mama Built On My Misting System Sprinkler Line.

Hummingbird Nest That Mama Built On My Misting System Sprinkler Line.

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#38

Bird Nesting Inside Old Plane

Bird Nesting Inside Old Plane

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#39

Useful Madonna Statue Giving Blackbirds A Home

Useful Madonna Statue Giving Blackbirds A Home

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#40

Blue Tits Nest In An Ashtray

Blue Tits Nest In An Ashtray

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#41

Duck On The Deck Of A Restaurant

Duck On The Deck Of A Restaurant

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#42

Pigeons Nest Right Behind Balcony's Door

Pigeons Nest Right Behind Balcony's Door

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#43

Inside The Gauge Panel

Inside The Gauge Panel

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#44

Doves Nest Between Window And Bug Net.

Doves Nest Between Window And Bug Net.

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#45

Second Year In A Row Having Lunch With Robins On My Patio!

Second Year In A Row Having Lunch With Robins On My Patio!

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#46

Birds In A Tractor

Birds In A Tractor

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#47

Grilled Bird?

Grilled Bird?

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#48

Red Robin Nest Under A Snail In Covered (under The Roof), Busy Garden Centre

Red Robin Nest Under A Snail In Covered (under The Roof), Busy Garden Centre

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#49

Nest On The Ladder

Nest On The Ladder

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#50

Anna's Hummingbird Triple Decker Nest On A Rooster Topped Wind Chime In San Jose, California

Anna's Hummingbird Triple Decker Nest On A Rooster Topped Wind Chime In San Jose, California

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#51

Seagull Nesting In A Tree At Oslo Golf Kubb Norway.

Seagull Nesting In A Tree At Oslo Golf Kubb Norway.

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#52

Going Places

Going Places

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#53

Dove Nest In Old Cat- Nest

Dove Nest In Old Cat- Nest

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Tom
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cool idea except for the shitty part of the pic :)

#54

On Top Of A Covered Ladder.

On Top Of A Covered Ladder.

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#55

Swallows On The Chandelier

Swallows On The Chandelier

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#56

An Under-construction Nest

An Under-construction Nest

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dianamdg
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did you stop it? Or were you prevented from using the bathroom properly?

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#57

Red Robin Nest In A Bay Leave Tree Located At Covered Garden Centre, By The Entrance Door.

Red Robin Nest In A Bay Leave Tree Located At Covered Garden Centre, By The Entrance Door.

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#58

Blue Tits In A Lifebelt Holder At Nantwich Lake

Blue Tits In A Lifebelt Holder At Nantwich Lake

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#59

Turtledoves On Top Of Unused Stove Pipe

Turtledoves On Top Of Unused Stove Pipe

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