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Birdhouse Plans Index

70birds

Birdhouse Plans Index

70birds

Birdhouse Plans Index

American Robin

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
Species: migratorius

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
iLa. turdus a thrush
La. -idae appearance, resemblance
iLa. migrator wanderer, migrant
La. orius belonging to

American Robin by Allan Brooks

Ten inches long, eight inches tall. Black head, yellow bill, small white spot above the eye. Back and wings slate-gray, chestnut underside. Black tail.

Song of the robin written to sheet music.

The familiar robin song is heard throughout most of North America at first light or before and the first in spring. 

USGS Bird Breeding Survey Map

American robins are abundant in most of North America from Mexico, throughout the U.S., to northern Newfoundland, the Hudson Bay Region, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, and beyond the tree lines into the Arctic coastal areas.

Robins inhabit forests, orchards and small tree stands in open country, farms, towns and cities.

They eat worms, grubs, some insects, berries and a variety of other fruit.

Robins often forage in flocks in open meadows, parks and home lawns, gardens and back yards.

They run, halt and remain motionless while they watch for movement with their head twisted. Folklore is they listen for worms.

Plant black cherry, choke cherry, raspberry, strawberry, wild grape, sour gum, Virginia creeper, dogwood and elder berry.

Architect, engineer and interior decorator.

Robins build large nests of twigs, roots, grass and leaves lined with clay cups which are lined with fine grass, hair and wool in various trees or ledges on houses and garages from five to twenty five feet high.

American Robins by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

Females lay three to five blue-green eggs which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another two weeks. They raise 2 and sometimes 3 broods in a season.

Robins are one of the most common birds in city back yards and relatively easy to attract to a properly mounted platform nesting shelter.

The Robin Nesting Platform has an 8″ by 8″ base, measures approximately 8″ floor to ceiling, has an open front and partially open sides.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes to reduce splitting wood.

Install a platform on the side of a garage, shed or porch under open shelter or an eave over looking both open spaces and foliage in your back yard from seven to twelve feet high.

Never install in a tree or near objects that cats and squirrels can climb. Squirrels can leap 8′ horizontally!

Platform nesting birds claim platforms that best simulate ledges on cliff faces which are difficult for predators to scale. They can also scan the surrounding area and below.

The Mourning Dove Platform has extra room under a gable roof for the larger back yard platform nesters: mourning doves, robins and blue jays. It has an 8″ by 8″ base, is about 8″ floor to ceiling and has an open front and partially open sides.

If the location is under a roof, porch or eave, consider installing this Open Platform.

Open platform made of blonde pine wood.
Select to print or just view drawings with dimensions.

American Robin

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
Species: migratorius

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
iLa. turdus a thrush
La. -idae appearance, resemblance
iLa. migrator wanderer, migrant
La. orius belonging to

American Robin by Allan Brooks

Ten inches long, eight inches tall. Black head, yellow bill, small white spot above the eye. Back and wings slate-gray, chestnut underside. Black tail.

Song of the robin written to sheet music.

The familiar robin song is heard throughout most of North America at first light or before and the first in spring.

The range of the American robin extends throughout most of the US and roughly up to the Canadian tree line.

American robins are abundant in most of North America from Mexico, throughout the U.S., to northern Newfoundland, the Hudson Bay Region, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, and beyond the tree lines into the Arctic coastal areas.

Robins inhabit forests, orchards and small tree stands in open country, farms, towns and cities.

​Robins often forage in flocks in open meadows, parks and home lawns, gardens and back yards.

They run, halt and remain motionless while they watch for movement with their head twisted. Folklore is they listen for worms.

They eat worms, grubs, some insects, berries and a variety of other fruit. Plant black cherry, choke cherry, raspberry, strawberry, wild grape, sour gum, Virginia creeper, dogwood and elder berry.

Architect, engineer and interior decorator.

Robins build large nests of twigs, roots, grass and leaves lined with clay cups which are lined with fine grass, hair and wool in various trees or ledges on houses and garages from five to twenty five feet high.

American Robins by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

Females lay three to five blue-green eggs which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another two weeks. They raise 2 and sometimes 3 broods in a season.

Robins are one of the most common birds in city back yards and relatively easy to attract to a properly mounted platform nesting shelter.

A platform shelter made of pine wood for robins, phoebes and bluejays.

Robin Platform

Assembly drawing with dimensions for a platform shelter.

Robin Platform Plans

Photo of mourning dove platform made with blonde pine, also for robins, phoebes and bluejays.

Mourning Dove Platform

Assembly drawing with dimensions for a mourning dove platform shelter.

Print Platform Plans

The Robin Nesting Platform has an 8″ by 8″ base, measures approximately 8″ floor to ceiling, has an open front and partially open sides.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes to reduce splitting wood.

Install a platform on the side of a garage, shed or porch under open shelter or an eave over looking both open spaces and foliage in your back yard from seven to twelve feet high.

Never install in a tree or near objects that cats and squirrels can climb. Squirrels can leap 8′ horizontally!

Platform nesting birds claim platforms that best simulate ledges on cliff faces which are difficult for predators to scale. They can also scan the surrounding area and below.

The Mourning Dove Platform has extra room under a gable roof for the larger back yard platform nesters: mourning doves, robins and blue jays. It has an 8″ by 8″ base, is about 8″ floor to ceiling and has an open front and partially open sides.

If the location is under a roof, porch or eave, consider installing this open nesting platform.

Photo of open platform made with blonde pine.

Open Platform

Assembly drawing with dimensions for an open nesting platform.

Open Platform Plans

American Robin

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American Robin by Allan Brooks

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
Species: migratorius

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
iLa. turdus a thrush
La. -idae appearance, resemblance
iLa. migrator wanderer, migrant
La. orius belonging to

Ten inches long, eight inches tall. Black head, yellow bill, small white spot above the eye. Back and wings slate-gray, chestnut underside. Black tail.

Song of the robin written to sheet music.

The familiar robin song is heard throughout most of North America at first light or before and the first in spring. 

The range of the American robin extends throughout most of the US and roughly up to the Canadian tree line.

Abundant in most of North America from Mexico, throughout the U.S., to northern Newfoundland, the Hudson Bay Region, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, and beyond the tree lines into the Arctic coastal areas.

American Robins by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

Robins eat worms, grubs, some insects, berries and a variety of other fruit. They forage often in flocks in open meadows and in the typical home yards and gardens.

They run, halt and remain motionless while they watch for movement with their head twisted. Folklore is they listen for worms.

Plant black cherry, choke cherry, raspberry, strawberry, wild grape, sour gum, Virginia creeper, dogwood and elder berry.

Architect, engineer and interior decorator.

Robins build large nests of twigs, roots, grass and leaves lined with clay cups which are lined with fine grass, hair and wool in various trees or ledges on houses and garages from five to twenty five feet high.

Females lay three to five blue-green eggs which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another two weeks. They raise 2 and sometimes 3 broods in a season.

Robins are one of the most common birds in city back yards and relatively easy to attract to a properly mounted platform.

The Robin Nesting Platform has an 8″ by 8″ base, measures approximately 8″ floor to ceiling, has an open front and partially open sides.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes to reduce splitting wood.

Install a platform on the side of a garage, shed or porch under open shelter or an eave over looking both open spaces and foliage in your back yard from seven to twelve feet high.

Never install in a tree or near objects that cats and squirrels can climb. Squirrels can leap 8′ horizontally!

Platform nesting birds claim platforms that best simulate ledges on cliff faces which are difficult for predators to scale. They can also scan the surrounding area and below.

The Mourning Dove Platform has extra room under a gable roof for the larger back yard platform nesters: mourning doves, robins and blue jays. It has an 8″ by 8″ base, is about 8″ floor to ceiling and has an open front and partially open sides.

If the location is under a roof, porch or eave, consider installing this open nesting platform.

Photo of open platform made with blonde pine.
Assembly drawing with dimensions for an open nesting platform.

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