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Building Houses for Birds— A

���At the first birdhouse building contest held in this country, in the State of Washington, seven hundred and eighty-two birdhouses were built by as many boys. During the one day

��IX the Pugct Sound country the sever- est winter of the last quarter century has been producti\'e of a new con- structive work, acquaintanceship with, and love for birds. For the first time in its history

��interest in its songsters. People every- where fed and watered the birds. Back- \ards were scraped free of snow so that the robins, thrushes, blackbirds, blue- jays, snowbirds, and even the diminutix'e wren

���Twenty-five different models of birdhouses built by boys from one school in the Washington contest. There are no two models of the same type and the designs are all original

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