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That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

More than 70 North American bird species live in nest boxes or on platforms.

See which birds live near you. Learn about those birds and how to make birdhouses for them.

 

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

 

See the right birdhouse to build for each bird species at the Bird House Pages.

See which birds live near you and where they nest at the Bird Pages.

Print Birdhouse Plans with clear drawings and dimensions for each bird species.

 

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.

 

(Hoot Owl)

Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Strix
Species: varia

La. strix  owl
La. strigis owl
lLa. forma form, shape, kind
La. -idae appearance, resemblance
La. varius variegated, multi-colored

Twenty inches long. Upper parts gray or gray brown with buff white bars.

Cinnamon brown wings and tail barred with white. White underside with breast barred and belly streaked. Black eyes.

Painting of a barred owl high on a tree branch in a forest.

One of the most common of the larger owls in eastern North America and as far west as British Columbia and Northwestern US.

Barred owls inhabit eastern North America and as far west as British Columbia and Northwestern US.

Barred owls inhabit forests throughout most of eastern North America from Mexico and Texas to southeastern Manitoba and from the Great Plains to the East Coast.

From their range in western Canada and northwestern US, they have encroached southward into spotted owl ranges in Oregon and northern California.

Barred owls hoot with an almost human like deep-toned voice sometimes in concert usually at the beginning of the night and again before dawn, although they may call throughout a moonlit night. They readily respond to an imitation of their call, try it.

They hunt mostly for mice and other small mammals, also reptiles, fish, crawfish, birds and insects.

They nest in natural or abandoned tree cavities, abandoned crow or hawk nests and they commonly nest in the same hole for many years.

Painting of barred owl perched on a tree stump.

Females lay two to four white eggs which hatch after about four or five weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another six weeks.

The Barred Owl Nest Box has a 12″ by 12″ floor, 22″ inside floor to ceiling, 7″ diameter entrance hole, with a leveled bottom, located 18″ above the floor to the top of the hole and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

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

A hinged roof can be secured with shutter hooks for easy access or at significant heights a fixed roof and Side Opening Doors may be a more convenient and safer alternative.

Mount 15 to 30 feet high in forested bottomlands or near flooded river valleys or swamps (not in clearings). Place some wood chips on the floor.

Visit the Barred Owl Nest Box Page
Select to view or print barred owl Nest box plans.

Barred Owl House Plans

Installations at significant heights should be installed and maintained by professionals, carpenters, electricians, power line workers, etc.

(Hoot Owl)

Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Strix
Species: varia

La. strix  owl
La. strigis owl
lLa. forma form, shape, kind
La. -idae appearance, resemblance
La. varius variegated, multi-colored

Twenty inches long. Upper parts gray or gray brown with buff white bars.

Cinnamon brown wings and tail barred with white.

White underside with breast barred and belly streaked. Black eyes.

Barred owl perched high on tree top branches amidst a forest background.

One of the most common of the larger owls in eastern North America and as far west as British Columbia and Northwestern US.

Barred owls inhabit eastern North America and as far west as British Columbia and Northwestern US.

Barred owls inhabit forests throughout most of eastern North America from Mexico and Texas to southeastern Manitoba and from the Great Plains to the East Coast.

From their range in western Canada and northwestern US, they have encroached southward into spotted owl ranges in Oregon and northern California.

Barred owls hoot with an almost human like deep-toned voice sometimes in concert usually at the beginning of the night and again before dawn, although they may call throughout a moonlit night. They readily respond to an imitation of their call, try it.

They hunt mostly for mice and other small mammals, also reptiles, fish, crawfish, birds and insects.

They nest in natural or abandoned tree cavities, abandoned crow or hawk nests and they commonly nest in the same hole for many years.

Painting of barred owl perched on a tree stump.

Females lay two to four white eggs which hatch after about four or five weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another six weeks.

Visit the Barred Owl Nest Box Page
Select to view or print barred owl nest box plans.

Barred Owl Nest Box Plans

The Barred Owl Nest Box has a 12″ by 12″ floor, 22″ inside floor to ceiling, 7″ diameter entrance hole, with a leveled bottom, located 18″ above the floor to the top of the hole and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

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

A hinged roof can be secured with shutter hooks for easy access or at significant heights a fixed roof and Side Opening Doors may be a more convenient and safer alternative.

Mount 15 to 30 feet high in forested bottomlands or near flooded river valleys or swamps (not in clearings). Place some wood chips on the floor.

Installations at significant heights should be installed and maintained by professionals, carpenters, electricians, power line workers, etc.

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Barred Owl

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Barred owl perched high on tree top branches amidst a forest background.

(Hoot Owl)

Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Strix
Species: varia

La. strix  owl
La. strigis owl
La. forma form, shape, kind
La. -idae appearance, resemblance
La. varius variegated, multi-colored

Twenty inches long. Upper parts gray or gray brown with buff white bars.

Cinnamon brown wings and tail barred with white. White underside with breast barred and belly streaked. Black eyes.

One of the most common of the larger owls in eastern North America and as far west as British Columbia and Northwestern US.

Barred owls inhabit eastern North America and as far west as British Columbia and Northwestern US.

Barred owls inhabit forests throughout most of eastern North America from Mexico and Texas to southeastern Manitoba and from the Great Plains to the East Coast.

From their range in western Canada and northwestern US, they have encroached southward into spotted owl ranges in Oregon and northern California.

Barred owls hoot with an almost human like deep-toned voice sometimes in concert usually at the beginning of the night and again before dawn, although they may call throughout a moonlit night. They readily respond to an imitation of their call, try it.

Painting of barred owl perched on a tree stump.

Barred owls hunt mostly for mice and other small mammals, also reptiles, fish, crawfish, birds and insects.

They nest in natural or abandoned tree cavities, abandoned crow or hawk nests and they commonly nest in the same hole for many years.

Females lay two to four white eggs which hatch after about four or five weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another six weeks.

Visit the Barred Owl Nest Box Page

The Barred Owl Nest Box has a 12″ by 12″ floor, 22″ inside floor to ceiling, 7″ diameter entrance hole, with a leveled bottom, located 18″ above the floor to the top of the hole and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

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

Select to view or print barred owl nest box plans.

Barred Owl Nest Box Plans

A hinged roof can be secured with shutter hooks for easy access or at significant heights a fixed roof and Side Opening Doors may be a more convenient and safer alternative.

Mount 15 to 30 feet high in forested bottomlands or near flooded river valleys or swamps (not in clearings). Place some wood chips on the floor.

Installations at significant heights should be installed and maintained by professionals, carpenters, electricians, power line workers, etc.

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