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a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Poles to mount your Bluebird House

Where can I obtain a mounting post for my bluebird house? Can I put my house on a tree or a wooden fence post? – DeWitt, MI

Wild Birds Unlimited has an exclusive, patented Advanced Pole System® (APS) mounting hardware that is the perfect for your bird feeding or bird housing needs.

It is super easy to install. First twist the 3-foot base pole into the ground using the convenient corkscrew auger. Then slide the Stabilizer onto the base pole to keep the pole straight and push into the ground (Tests show the stabilizer holds the pole straight in up to 35 MPH wind gusts). Snap on the 3-foot extension pole. Then attach your chosen house to dual mounting flange (designed to mount birdfeeders or houses), and snap that to the top pole.

Once the pole is installed, it is the perfect height to make it easy to monitor your nest box. There’re also several attachments that can be added later. You can add a squirrel or raccoon baffle if predators are in the area. Or add a treat cup to give exhausted parents a mealworm snack and perching branch under the house to give babies a safe place to land their first day out of the nest. 

Bird houses on trees or fences are harder to protect from Red Squirrels or other predators.

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