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Unformatted text preview: with the proper paint. An oil-based paint is a must to act as a repellant from rain and heat. Must birdhouses are painted with a light green, red, or gray color. After painting the birdhouse, it’s a must to wait at least two weeks before hanging the box. It’s important to know when to mount the birdhouse during breading season. Having the birdhouse in place by February in the south and by the mid to late March in northern areas because of migration. Also mounting the birdhouse on a PVC pipe or a metal pole to keep away predators from claiming up to the nest. During the past few years I have spotted starling, sparrows, robins, blue jays, and gulls in my backyard. I believe this is such a great experience to have witnessed because I never knew how many different birds were attracted by my birdhouses in my front and backyards....
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- Spring '11
- two weeks, birdhouse, Elias Tsihlis, Professor Louis