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Give Shelter to Wintering Birds

Many species of birds wait out stormy weather inside the hollows of tree-trunks and snags. On a winter’s night, when temperatures plunge, it can be hard for birds to find decent roosting spots. Even the thickest evergreen tree may not give a bird enough shelter to keep from freezing to death. As for the flocks of birds that gather at your feeder, there may be too few spots for them all to roost in the area.

Why not do wintering birds a special favour and build them a “dormitory”? Here are some tips on how to make a roosting box: