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5 great birdhouses for your yard

Those robins in your neighborhood will be living the good life

1. Sourgrassbuilt Sunset Modern ($330)

California artist Douglas Barnhard makes birdhouses inspired by such masters of midcentury modern architecture as Joseph Eichler and Frank Lloyd Wright. This sleek model features a rooftop planter for ­succulents. Buy it at Sourgrassbuilt.

2. Koehler Home Décor Biker Bar ($18)

Oregon-based Koehler specializes in cute, kitschy birdhouses: miniature schoolhouses, lighthouses, tiki huts, and much more. The company's biker bar features a pint-size motorcycle and a Route 66 highway sign. Buy it at Amazon.

3. Home Bazaar Wrension ($149)

A country mansion for wrens — and other small birds — this pine shelter with cedar shingles is built by a New York company that aspires to create the world's most beautiful birdhouses. All have a removable wall for easy cleaning. Buy it at Amazon.

4. Extreme Birdhouse (from $100)

Canadian carpenter John Looser builds massive bird mansions that can be up to 8 feet tall and contain fly-through tunnels and hundreds of rooms. The largest models sell for $5,000, but his offerings start small. Buy it at Extreme Birdhouse.

5. Byer of Maine Tumble Birdhouse ($40)

Looking for something simple? Finches and other small-cavity nesters will love this circular abode, made of mango wood and available in orange, blue, green, or purple. It has drainage holes and a hatch for cleaning. Buy it at Amazon.

Editor's note: Every week The Week's editors survey product reviews and articles in websites, newspapers, and magazines, to find cool and useful new items we think you'll like. We're now making it easier to purchase these selections through affiliate partnerships with certain retailers. The Week may get a share of the revenue from these purchases.

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