Birdwatching is a favorite pastime for many. You can attract your chirping friends by hanging birdhouses in your yard. Buying birdhouses can be expensive, but you can easily make your own birdhouses.
Anyone can build the simple bird house in the video above for under $5 and with only the most basic of tools. This is a suitable project for a new woodworker, or someone who wants to get their kids involved in building something. You can make this birdhouse in less than an hour and it will last many years outside.
The only material you need is a single cedar fence picket. You can buy it from a big box store for about $3. In terms of tools you need a hammer, a drill and a saw.
Some bird species look for specific features in their nesting spots. So keep this in mind if you plan on attracting a specific species of bird.