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That Nest in Birdhouses

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That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

Feeding birds will not attract birds to nest and raise a family in a bird house.

Nesting, egg laying birds need seclusion and are unlikely to nest in a bird house near throngs of birds flocking to bird feeders.

 

Nest boxes simulate tree cavities.

Some birds that nest in tree cavities will also nest inside wood nest boxes if they are the right size.

Some birds that nest on tree branches, cliffs, and rock ledges will also nest on wood platforms.

Birds like birdhouses to be in their favorite places.

 

Too many bird houses can drive off nesting birds, including a specific bird species we want to attract.

For most yards, select just one or two bird species that are known to nest in bird houses in that region.

 

Some bird species are more easily attracted to bird houses than other bird species.

 

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Myiarchus: Lord of the Flies

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Myiarchus
Species: cinerascens

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
Gr. turannos tyrant
La. tyrannus tyrant, despot king
La. -idae appearance, resemblance

Gr. muia a fly
Gr. arkhos lord, prince
La. cinis ashes, embers
La. ascens ascent

Ash-throated flycatcher perched on a twig.

About seven inches long. Brown upper parts and tail with white bars on the wings. Pale gray throat and breast. Yellow underside. Brownish upper, darker finely barred wings and tail.

Ash-throated flycatchers inhabit the southwestern US from Texas west to the West Coast to Oregon

Ash-throated flycatchers inhabit forests, deserts and scrublands throughout the Southwest from Texas to the Pacific, north to Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Colorado and south over the Mexican highlands to northern Central America. They winter in Mexico and Central America.

They watch from low perches for beetles, spiders, ants, grasshoppers and other crawling insects which they take from foliage usually while hovering and sometimes from the ground. They also eat wild fruits and berries.

Ash-throated flycatchers build nests in natural or abandoned tree cavities in deep shady forests, cactus in arid desert country, scrubland stalks, odd farm nooks and crannies and various discarded farm and mine apparatus as well as in birdhouses.

Females lay three to seven, usually four buff brown eggs with brown longitudinal lines. Eggs hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another two weeks.

The Ash-throated Flycatcher Birdhouse has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 9″ inside floor to ceiling, 1 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor and ventilation openings.

Use wood stock rough cut on both sides.

Fix the roof with hinges and lock in a closed position with shutter hooks.

Some may prefer a fixed roof with a Side Opening Door.

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

Mount this nest box on a tree or post in a secluded area in a forest, field edge, or open woodlands near a stream or wetland between eight and fifteen feet high with partial sun & shade.

Remove the nest and clean the box after the brood rearing season is over.

Visit the Ash-throated Flycatcher Birdhouse Page.

Ash-throated Flycatcher Birdhouse

Print or view Ash-throated Flycatcher nest box plans.

Ash-throated Flycatchers migrate south in late summer traveling along the Pacific Flyway to their wintering regions in southern Mexico and Central America, where they inhabit open woodlands and tropical dry forests, taking advantage of the abundant insect life in those areas. They return north to their breeding grounds in April and May often to the same area year after year.

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Ash-throated Flycatcher

Myiarchus: Lord of the Flies

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Myiarchus
Species: cinerascens

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
Gr. turannos tyrant
La. tyrannus tyrant, despot king
La. -idae appearance, resemblance

Gr. muia a fly
Gr. arkhos lord, prince
La. cinis ashes, embers
La. ascens ascent

Ash-throated flycatcher perched on a twig.

About seven inches long. Brown upper parts and tail with white bars on the wings. Pale gray throat and breast. Yellow underside. Brownish upper, darker finely barred wings and tail.

Ash-throated flycatchers inhabit the southwestern US from Texas west to the West Coast to Oregon

Ash-throated flycatchers inhabit forests, deserts and scrublands throughout the Southwest from Texas to the Pacific, north to Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Colorado and south over the Mexican highlands to northern Central America. They winter in Mexico and Central America.

They watch from low perches for beetles, spiders, ants, grasshoppers and other crawling insects which they take from foliage usually while hovering and sometimes from the ground. They also eat wild fruits and berries.

Ash-throated flycatchers build nests in natural or abandoned tree cavities in deep shady forests, cactus in arid desert country, scrubland stalks, odd farm nooks and crannies and various discarded farm and mine apparatus as well as in birdhouses.

Females lay three to seven, usually four buff brown eggs with brown longitudinal lines. Eggs hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another two weeks.

The Ash-throated Flycatcher Birdhouse has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 9″ inside floor to ceiling, 1 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor and ventilation openings.

Use wood stock rough cut on both sides.

Fix the roof with hinges and lock in a closed position with shutter hooks.

Some may prefer a fixed roof with a Side Opening Door.

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

Mount this nest box on a tree or post in a secluded area in a forest, field edge, or open woodlands near a stream or wetland between eight and fifteen feet high with partial sun & shade.

Remove the nest and clean the box after the brood rearing season is over.

Visit the Ash-throated Flycatcher Birdhouse Page.

Ash-throated Flycatcher Birdhouse

Select to print or view Ash-throated Flycatcher nest box plans.

Ash-throated Flycatchers migrate south in late summer traveling along the Pacific Flyway to their wintering regions in southern Mexico and Central America, where they inhabit open woodlands and tropical dry forests, taking advantage of the abundant insect life in those areas. They return north to their breeding grounds in April and May often to the same area year after year.

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Ash-throated flycatcher perched on a twig.

Myiarchus: Lord of the Flies

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Myiarchus
Species: cinerascens

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
Gr. turannos tyrant
La. tyrannus tyrant, despot king
La. -idae appearance, resemblance

Gr. muia a fly
Gr. arkhos lord, prince
La. cinis ashes, embers
La. ascens ascent

About seven inches long. Brown upper parts and tail with white bars on the wings. Pale gray throat and breast. Yellow underside. Brownish upper, darker finely barred wings and tail.

Ash-throated flycatchers inhabit the southwestern US from Texas west to the West Coast to Oregon

Ash-throated flycatchers inhabit forests, deserts and scrublands throughout the Southwest from Texas to the Pacific, north to Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Colorado and south over the Mexican highlands to northern Central America. They winter in Mexico and Central America.

They watch from low perches for beetles, spiders, ants, grasshoppers and other crawling insects which they take from foliage usually while hovering and sometimes from the ground. They also eat wild fruits and berries.

Ash-throated flycatchers build nests in natural or abandoned tree cavities in deep shady forests, cactus in arid desert country, scrubland stalks, odd farm nooks and crannies and various discarded farm and mine apparatus as well as in birdhouses.

Females lay three to seven, usually four buff brown eggs with brown longitudinal lines. Eggs hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another two weeks.

Visit the Ash-throated Flycatcher Birdhouse Page.

Ash-throated Flycatcher Birdhouse

The Ash-throated Flycatcher Birdhouse has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 9″ inside floor to ceiling, 1 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor and ventilation openings.

Use wood stock rough cut on both sides.

Fix the roof with hinges and lock in a closed position with shutter hooks.

Some may prefer a fixed roof with a Side Opening Door.

Print or view Ash-throated Flycatcher nest box plans.

Ash-throated Flycatcher
Birdhouse Plans

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

Mount this nest box on a tree or post in a secluded area in a forest, field edge, or open woodlands near a stream or wetland between eight and fifteen feet high with partial sun & shade.

Remove the nest and clean the box after the brood rearing season is over.

Ash-throated Flycatchers migrate south in late summer traveling along the Pacific Flyway to their wintering regions in southern Mexico and Central America.

There they inhabit open woodlands and tropical dry forests, taking advantage of the abundant insect life in those areas.

They return north to their breeding grounds in April and May often to the same area year after year.

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