Wakefield premium bird feeders are hand-crafted in the USA and made of only the finest, sustainably-grown Eastern White Pine Wood. Eastern White Pine is an ideal material for bird houses because it provides superior insulation during the winter months, while remaining light in weight and easy to hang. The Wakefield Winter Shelter provides protection from the wind and snow during the long, cold, winter months. It is ideal for wintering birds such as Chickadees, Nuthatches and Titmice. When Spring arrives, this unique shelter also doubles as a nesting perch. Platform nesters that will use it in the Spring include Song Sparrows, Phoebes, Barn Swallows, Robins and more. The horizontal design accommodates more birds and the long dowel provides plenty of room for perching. To attract birds to your Winter Shelter, we recommend providing the birds with a source of food, such as our popular Wakefield Peanuts (search Wakefield Peanuts), which will draw the birds to your shelter and encourage them to nest. To mount your Wakefield Winter Shelter, hang from a tree, post or side of a building by placing screws or nails through the two pre-drilled holes on the back of the perch. The dimensions of this bird perch are 7.5"H x 17"W x 8.5"D. Each Wakefield Bird House is constructed to last and includes a brochure that describes the species, placement, and maintenance of the bird house.