Spring is here, and songbirds are preparing to nest! Whether you’re a backyard birder or an interior design enthusiast, hand-painted wooden birdhouses can serve as a colorful addition to your garden or your mantel. Join us at P.D. Brown Memorial Library on Wednesday, April 13 at 2:00 pm for this fun and seasonal activity that is guaranteed to add a beautiful and cheerful touch to any garden or room. Registration is required for this program.
This event will be live, on the grass outside of the P.D. Brown branch. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be rescheduled for Wednesday, April 20th.
*In order to receive a birdhouse, registrants must be at the program. Only one birdhouse per registrant.*
You can register here for the program.
Tips and Tricks
Here is an article with tips and tricks for decorating your birdhouse:
Birdhouse Colors and Painting Birdhouses: Tips for Safe Painted Birdhouses
National Audubon Society
Here is a link to the National Audubon Society website, where you can also download the free Audubon Bird Guide app, granting you access to more than 800 North American birds:
- App for iPhone and iPad
- App for Google Play
Here is a link to the National Audubon Society Bird Guide page, where you can view thousands of birds from different regions, and listen to their beautiful and unique songs.
You can also check out our CCPL catalog for more information on various bird species as well as feeding and caring for birds, such as:
- Garden Allies: The Insects, Birds & Other Animals That Keep Your Garden Beautiful and Thriving by Frédérique Lavoipierre
- What It’s Like To Be A Bird: From Flying To Nesting, Eating To Singing by David Allen Sibley
- National Audubon Society Birds Of North America: The Complete Guide To Birding – With Full Color Photographs, Updated Range Maps, And Authorative Notes On Voice, Behavior, Habitat, Nesting and Conservation Status by Alfred A. Knopf
- Birds of North America by Francois Vuilleumier
- Bird Families of North America by Pete Dunne and Kevin T. Karlson
- Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America by Roger Tory Peterson
- Birding For The Curious: The Easiest Way For Anyone To Explore The Incredible World Of Birds by Nate Swick
- The Backyard Bird Lover’s Ultimate How-To Guide: More Than 200 Easy Ideas and Projects For Attracting and Feeding Your Favorite Birds by Sally Roth
- How To Attract Birds To Your Garden by Dan Rouse
- Secrets of Backyard Bird Feeding Success: Hundreds of Surefire Tips For Attracting And Feeding Your Favorite Birds by Deborah L. Martin with Arlene Koch
- The Backyard Bird Feeder’s Bible: The A-to-Z Guide To Feeders, Seed Mixes, Projects and Treats by Sally Roth
- Birdhouses, Boxes & Feeders For The Backyard Hobbyist: 19 Fun-To-Build Projects For Attracting Birds To Your Backyard by Paul Meisel and Stephen Moss with Alan & Gill Bridgewater
- Bird-By-Bird Gardening: The Ultimate Guide To Bringing In Your Favorite Birds Year After Year by Sally Roth
Unless otherwise noted and/or linked, all images were shot during the making of this blog.