About Bryan's Landing & Sparrow Hawks LLC

Thank you for visiting Bryan’s Landing! 

     I am so happy to finally be able to make my uniquely crafted patented birdhouses available to you! Now you and your family can enjoy watching native birds thrive in your own backyard!  Not only will this birdhouse be a beautiful addition to your backyard, but my patented design allows you to monitor the nest activity with your cell phone!  Just slide your phone into the back slot and you can easily take pictures or even a video of the inside of the birdhouse! 

     I began this journey about 7 years ago.  As I became educated about the native birds in our area, I also learned about the devastating impact that birds like the European House Sparrow have on our native birds.  I wanted to create the optimal environment for native birds to nest and lay eggs.  It was around this time that I connected with the University of Saint Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL.  With their support, I was able to install 14 of my patented birdhouses around their extraordinary campus.  This effort has allowed me to monitor the species and number of native birds that have been able to fledge each nest over the last 3 years. 

     In the last 2 years alone, my birdhouses have fledged almost 200 Bluebirds, Chickadees, Tree Swallows and Wrens!

     I welcome you to visit their website to learn more and to stay updated on their monitoring seasons.                                                                   

     Bryan’s Landing, and the design of my birdhouse, has been nothing short of a labor of love.  Not only has this be driven by my passion to see native birds thrive, but also because Bryan’s Landing is in honor our son, Bryan, who passed away in 2018.

Roger Kratz

Bryan’s Landing / Sparrow Hawks LLC