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Days are shorter and autumn weather will soon be here. Now is a good time to prepare your fall decor. Gourds are a favorite fall decorating media. Carved gourd jack-o-lanterns are one of our best sellers, and you can easily make them yourself too! They will last a lifetime if use indoors.
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Worlds largest selection of specially-cut birdhouse gourds for specific birds. Every gourd loving bird wants an entrance hole that fits. Attract Bluebirds, Purple Martins, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Finches, Crested Flycatchers, Golden-Fronted Woodpeckers, Red-Headed Woodpeckers, Carolina Wrens, Swallows, Hairy Woodpeckers, and more. We have the largest year-round inventory of ready-to-ship gourd bird houses anywhere!

Choose a hand painted gourd bird house or make one for yourself! 

You pick the style you want for the birds you seek. These natural gourd birdhouses invite birds to your backyard, garden, patio, or farm. Wherever you want birds for insect control, living scenery, or just plain enjoyment!

Gourd birdhouses are so popular, I hung this gourd outside to dry after seal coating it and a few hours later a wren was already trying to build a nest inside of it! Funny how they fit the long sticks inside the 1-1/8"  hole.        
Gourd Birdhouses

Gourd Birdhouses

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1 2PK Bargain Gourd Birdhouse2PK Bargain Gourd BirdhouseThis is a great buy for anyone who needs a couple of gourd birdhouses to provide homes for their nesting birds. You get 2 gourd birdhouses, variety of shapes and colors (will vary) with a  1-1/8" or 1-1/2" entrance hole. Drainage holes in bottom, leather hanging strap, may have some very minor surface cracks or imperfections, which do not make any difference in the performance of the birdhouse. While supply lasts! 
2 Baltimore Oriole Gourd BirdhouseBaltimore Oriole Gourd BirdhouseHand Painted gourd birdhouse has a colorful Baltimore Oriole, 1-1/2" entrance hole and sealed for outdoor use. Ready to hang with leather strap.
3 Birdhouse Starter KitBirdhouse Starter KitOur gourd birdhouse kit is an excellant way to get started and learn how to make your own gourd birdhouse. The kit contains a pre-drilled entrance hole in the gourd, you learn how to clean out the gourd with the scraping tool included in the kit. Instructions on how to finish drilling your hanging and drainage holes using your own drill, and adding the finish to the outside of the gourd.  Hanging rawhide strap included.  Your supply your own finishing supplies.  Or use natural if you desire.  A great starter kit for young and old alike!

4 Blue Bird Gourd BirdhouseBlue Bird Gourd BirdhouseGourd Birdhouse with a Blue Bird painted on the side. Medium sized gourd with a 1-1/2" hole, perfect size for bluebirds. Sealed for outdoor use, ready to hang with a leather strap. Image may vary from picture shown.
5 Box of Four Finished Bird HousesBox of Four Finished Bird HousesDON'T MISS THIS BARGAIN BOX! Gourd birdhouses in a variety of colors, shapes and hole sizes. Ready to hang, sealed for outdoor use. These are not seconds, but top quality birdhouses. If you desire specific colors or types, please order separately, each box is different.
6 Cardinal BirdhouseCardinal BirdhouseA beautiful, Red, Cardinal hand painted on a gourd birdhouse. 8" - 9" Martin style gourd, sealed for outdoor use.
7 Gourd Birdhouse (Apple type with hat) 1-3/8" hole - red w/ orange hatGourd Birdhouse (Apple type with hat) 1-3/8" hole - red w/ orange hatApple type gourd with a kettle gourd top for the hat (roof). 1-3/8" entrance hole. 
8 Gourd Birdhouse (large) 2" hole - natural or whiteGourd Birdhouse (large) 2" hole - natural or whiteFor Purple martins, Crested Flycatchers, Golden-Fronted Woodpeckers, Red-Headed Woodpeckers, and more. Available in natural or white. Ready to hang with leather strap. 
9 Gourd Birdhouse (medium) 1-1/2" holeGourd Birdhouse (medium) 1-1/2" holeGourd Birdhouse for bluebirds, carolina wrens, swallows, hairy woodpeckers, and more. 7" - 8" diameter, 1-1/2" entrance hole. Available in 4 colors, natural, red, med brown, royal blue, for other colors, please call. Sealed for outdoor use.
10 Gourd Birdhouse (small) 1-1/8" holeGourd Birdhouse (small) 1-1/8" holeAttract small birds like chickadees and wrens. Natural color.
11 Gourd Birdhouse w/Black Capped ChickadeeGourd Birdhouse w/Black Capped ChickadeeA lovely little chickadee decorates this birdhouse. (Each design may vary slightly as these are hand painted-currenty are using summer style) For indoor or outdoor use.
12 Horse Lovers Gourd BirdhouseHorse Lovers Gourd BirdhouseNatural Gourd birdhouse hand painted with a beautiful image of the horse. 1-1/2" entrance Hole. Polyurethane finish for outdoor use. Each bird house will vary with color and type of horse.
13 Hummingbird Gourd BirdhouseHummingbird Gourd BirdhouseNatural Gourd Birdhouse, handpainted with a pretty hummingbird and flowers. Sealed for outdoor use, 1-1/2" entrance hole, drainage holes, leather strap for hanging. Medium (7-8" diameter gourd)
14 Light House Bird HouseLight House Bird HouseHand Painted in the USA, natural gourd with lighthouse along the ocean scene. 1-1/2" opening and drainage holes in the bottom. Finished with an acrylic sealer for outdoor use and a leather strap for hanging.
15 Mahogany Gourd Bird HouseMahogany Gourd Bird HouseNatural Gourd Birdhouse, Mahogany color. Entrance Hole is 1-1/2".
16 Medium Brown Gourd BirdhouseMedium Brown Gourd BirdhouseNatural Gourd birdhouse, medium brown with 1-1/2" entrance hole.
17 Pink Roses on Gourd BirdhousePink Roses on Gourd BirdhouseThis pretty bouquet of pink roses hand painted on a gourd birdhouse will make a great gift. Finished for outdoor use, but you may want to use it indoors as a decoration. 1-1/2" entrance hole. Ready to hang with leather strap.
18 Purple Martin House - white w/ 2" round hole and cleanout accessPurple Martin House -  white w/ 2" round hole and cleanout accessON SALE NOW! While supply lasts. This Purple Martin House has a large cavity, and has the convenient Cleanout Access with screw-on lid for ease in cleaning out, to check eggs and development of chicks. 
19 Purple Martin House - white w/ adjustable crescent entrance and cleanout accessPurple Martin House -  white w/ adjustable crescent entrance and cleanout accessFor Purple Martins. KEEP STARLINGS OUT! 9" - 11" diameter. Use this house to train your Purple Martins to use a standard size crescent shaped hole. Also great for Martins that need a little extra room! Adjusts from 1-1/2" down to 1-3/16" high. Fool-Proof Design! See Tips and Information Pages for more information. Yes! these are all natural gourds, with the features of the best Martin Houses only better... they're natural gourds. Large Cleanout Access, Adjustable Crescent Entrance, Porch Deck, Very Roomy!
20 Purple Martin House Kit w/ adjustable entrance hole and cleanout accessPurple Martin House Kit  w/ adjustable entrance hole and cleanout accessMake your own purple martin gourd birdhouse Includes 8" - 10" gourd, entrance cylinder with 1-1/2" to 1-3/16" adjustable crescent opening, threaded cleanout access cylinder, lid, porch,and tube of lexel adhesive caulk. Make your own Purple Martin Gourd House with this great kit.
21 Rooster Gourd BirdHouseRooster Gourd BirdHouseThis proud rooster is a great addition to our collection of painted birdhouses. Medium sized gourd with a 1-3/8" opening for most birds. Sealed for outdoor use and ready to hang with a leather strap.
22 Simple Flower BirdhouseSimple Flower BirdhouseA great summer idea, simple flower designs and butterfly , Welcome message on the side. Perfect idea for a summer gourd craft for young and old. Easy designs make it fun and easy for anyone to create a work of art. And the birds will love them too!
23 Sunflower Bird HouseSunflower Bird House9" diameter kettle gourd, hand-painted with acrylic paint, then coated with 2 coats of sealer. 1-3/8" hole size.
24 Unfinished Gourd Bird House (medium gourd) with 1-1/2" holeUnfinished Gourd Bird House (medium gourd) with 1-1/2" holeReady to paint or craft, drilled and clean, you do the finishing. Leather hanging strip included.
25 Unfinished Gourd Bird House w/Heart EntranceUnfinished Gourd Bird House w/Heart EntranceUnfinished gourd birdhouse with a heart shaped entrance opening. This birdhouse is made using a medium sized gourd, 7" - 8" diameter and comes with a leather strap for hanging. Ready to paint or dye.
26 Unfinished Gourd Birdhouse- 1-1/8" openingUnfinished Gourd Birdhouse- 1-1/8" openingSmaller than the medium sized birdhouse. This is the way to go if you like making your own birdhouse. We do the drilling and cleaning and you do the finishing. This is a 6" to 7" gourd that has been drilled with a 1-1/8" entrance hole, ventilation holes and hanging holes. The entrance hole may easily be enlarged with some coarse sanding paper or a jigsaw. They are cleaned and ready for your finishing touches. Paint them, dye them, or just spray a coat of urethane on them for that great natural look. LEATHER HANGING STRIP INCLUDED
27 Welcome Sunflower BirdhouseWelcome Sunflower BirdhouseWelcome your friends with this hand painted birdhouse. 8" dia. gourd with hand painted sunflower. Sealed for outdoor use. Ready to hand with leather strap.
28 Wisteria BirdhouseWisteria BirdhouseKettle style gourd birdhouse with a lovely Wisteria flower hand painted on the front.
29 Wren Bird House - Dipper GourdWren Bird House - Dipper GourdThe perfect size wren house, made with a dipper gourd. Birds will love the handle to land on, and the hole size is just right for small birds. Color varies. Sealed for outdoor use
30 Wrought Iron Extension HookWrought Iron Extension HookHang your gourd birdhouse or feeder from tree branches that are hard to reach. Allows you to hang anything at the proper position for viewing. Sturdy hand forged steel hook, painted black. Will handle even heavy potted plants. Available in 4 sizes. 2 lengths in the 2-1/2" branch hook, 2 lengths in the 6" branch hook, with a 2-1/2" hook at the bottom. You will want more than one of these great hooks! Price shown is for the 12" length, 2-1/2" extension hook./ Choose other sizes from the drop

Gourds Make The BEST Bird Houses

Birds seem to prefer natural gourd bird houses over manufactured housing. When given a choice, and all other things are equal; ie, cavity size, hole size, color, and placement, they will frequently choose natural gourd birdhouses to raise their family. Click on the link above to read this article from The Purple Martin Update to learn why birds prefer gourds.

Gourd bird houses come in many sizes to accomodate different types of birds. Birds like an entrance hole that allows them to get inside, but keeps bigger birds and predators out. Our Birdhouse Hole Size Chart helps you attract the birds you want. Choose the right size entrance hole, hang the gourd according to the chart, and soon you'll be enjoying your new feathered friends.

About Perches

Birds have such great flying skills, they don't need them. We do not add them to our gourd bird houses, since they encourage predators. Perches allow bigger birds to sit on the perch, reach their head in to the house of a smaller bird, and cause trouble. If you would like a gourd bird house for decoration, and want a perch, you can drill a hole a couple inches below the opening and insert a piece of wooden dowel.
Care of your Gourd Bird House

Except for the Purple Martin Houses, each gourd bird house has 2 coats of Polyurethane to protect it from the elements. (Purple Martin Houses are painted with exterior paint). You may notice after some time outside, they could use some more protection. We recommend that each year after the birds have gone, bring the gourd bird house inside, clean it out, wipe it off, sand lightly, and spray on a fresh coat of polyurethane. For an easier way of cleaning out the old nest, a cleanout access cylinder and lid can be added to any 8" or larger gourd bird house. See Purple Martin Houses, Kits and Accessories page.
Bird-Preferred Inside Treatment
The inside of the gourd bird house will be rough (not completely scraped out). They like to dig their claws into the pith (soft inner part) of the gourd to navigate around their nest. Holes are drilled in the sides and bottom of each gourd bird house for ventilation and drainage. Your birds will be happier in a gourd bird house.


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