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70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

See each species page for habits, geographic ranges and optimum locations and placement.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Bluebirds that Nest in Boxes

All three North American bluebird species nest in birdhouses. See where they live, their foraging and nesting habits, birdhouse plans, how to build and where to install bluebird houses.

See species information for eastern bluebirds
Eastern Bluebirds
Eastern bluebirds build nests of grass and feathers in natural or abandoned tree and post hollows, cliff crevices, barns, building nooks and crannies, mail boxes and in bird houses. A popular pastime is to install and maintain bluebird trails, lines of a number of bluebird houses spaced specific distances apart and much is written on the hobby. See the Eastern Bluebird Birdhouse page and view or print nest box plans.
 
See species information for western bluebirds
Western Bluebird
Western bluebirds build nests of sticks, grass, rubbish and feathers in natural or abandoned tree and post hollows, abandoned mud nests of cliff swallows, in loose tree trunk bark, barns, cabins, odd building nooks and crannies and in birdhouses. Visit the Western Bluebird Birdhouse page and see the nest box plans.
 
See species information for mountain bluebirds
Mountain Bluebird
Mountain bluebirds build nests of grass and the shredded inner bark of cedar trees in natural or abandoned tree and post hollows, cliff crevices, abandoned mines, barns, cabins, odd building nooks and crannies and birdhouses. See the Mountain Bluebird Birdhouse page and view or print nest box plans.
Visit the tree swallow species page.
Tree Swallow
Blue-birders commonly place tree swallow birdhouses in bluebird trails because they don’t tolerate sparrows, which helps to defend the more timid bluebirds. They build nests of grass and straw lined with feathers three to thirty feet high in natural or abandoned tree cavities, on cliffs and very often in nest boxes in woodland edges, groves, farms and towns. See the Tree Swallow Birdhouse page and their birdhouse plans.
Visit the violet-green swallow species page.
Violet-green Swallow
And do violet-green swallows also defend bluebirds? Well we don’t know, but they nest in birdhouses of the same dimensions as tree swallows so you might find out. They build nests of grass and feathers in natural or abandoned tree cavities in deciduous, coniferous and mixed forests or in cliff crevices and birdhouses. See the Violet-green Swallow Birdhouse and view or print birdhouse plans.
 

Bluebirds that Nest in Boxes

All three North American bluebird species nest in birdhouses. See where they live, their habitats, birdhouse plans for each species, how to build and where to install.

See species information for eastern bluebirds
Eastern Bluebirds
Eastern bluebirds build nests of grass and feathers in natural or abandoned tree and post hollows, cliff crevices, barns, building nooks and crannies, mail boxes and in bird houses. A popular pastime is to install and maintain bluebird trails, lines of a number of bluebird houses spaced specific distances apart and much is written on the hobby. See the Eastern Bluebird Birdhouse page and view or print nest box plans.
 
See species information for western bluebirds
Western Bluebird
Western bluebirds build nests of sticks, grass, rubbish and feathers in natural or abandoned tree and post hollows, abandoned mud nests of cliff swallows, in loose tree trunk bark, barns, cabins, odd building nooks and crannies and in birdhouses. Visit the Western Bluebird Birdhouse page and see the nest box plans.
 
See species information for mountain bluebirds
Mountain Bluebird
Mountain bluebirds build nests of grass and the shredded inner bark of cedar trees in natural or abandoned tree and post hollows, cliff crevices, abandoned mines, barns, cabins, odd building nooks and crannies and birdhouses. See the Mountain Bluebird Birdhouse page and view or print nest box plans.
 
Visit the tree swallow species page.
Tree Swallow
Blue-birders commonly place tree swallow birdhouses in bluebird trails because they don’t tolerate sparrows, which helps to defend the more timid bluebirds. They build nests of grass and straw lined with feathers three to thirty feet high in natural or abandoned tree cavities, on cliffs and very often in nest boxes in woodland edges, groves, farms and towns. See the Tree Swallow Birdhouse page and their birdhouse plans.
 
Visit the violet-green swallow species page.
Violet-green Swallow
And do violet-green swallows also defend bluebirds? Well we don’t know, but they nest in birdhouses of the same dimensions as tree swallows so you might find out. They build nests of grass and feathers in natural or abandoned tree cavities in deciduous, coniferous and mixed forests or in cliff crevices and birdhouses. See the Violet-green Swallow Birdhouse and view or print birdhouse plans.
 

Bluebirds

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All three North American bluebird species nest in birdhouses. See where they live, their habitats, birdhouse plans, how to build and where to install.

See species information for eastern bluebirds
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern bluebirds build nests of grass and feathers in natural or abandoned tree and post hollows, cliff crevices, barns, odd building nooks and crannies, mail boxes, and in bird houses.
See species information for western bluebirds
Western Bluebird
Western bluebirds build nests of sticks, grass, rubbish and feathers in natural or abandoned tree and post hollows, abandoned mud nests of cliff swallows, in loose tree trunk bark, barns, cabins, odd building nooks and crannies and in birdhouses.
See species information for mountain bluebirds
Mountain Bluebird
Mountain bluebirds build nests of grass and the shredded inner bark of cedar trees in natural or abandoned tree and post hollows, cliff crevices, abandoned mines, barns, cabins, odd building nooks and crannies and birdhouses.
Select to read information for tree swallows.
Tree Swallow
Blue-birders commonly place tree swallow birdhouses in bluebird trails because they don’t tolerate sparrows, which helps to defend the more timid bluebirds. They build nests of grass and straw lined with feathers three to thirty feet high in natural or abandoned tree cavities, on cliffs and in birdhouses.
Select to read species information for violet-green swallows
Northern Flicker
And do violet-green swallows also defend bluebirds? Well we don’t know, but they nest in birdhouses of the same dimensions as tree swallows so you might find out. They build nests of grass and feathers in natural or abandoned tree cavities in deciduous, coniferous and mixed forests, in cliff crevices and in birdhouses.

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