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That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

Put the right nest boxes in the right place.

Keep nest boxes clean.

Protect birds from pests and predators.

 

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.

 

Even cities have large bird populations that live in birdhouses.

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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.

 

Ducks That Nest In Boxes

Seven duck species nest in boxes in North America. See their geographic ranges, habitats, nest box plans and read about how to build, install and maintain duck boxes.

See species information for the wood duck.
Wood Duck
A beautiful bird with Iridescent green and purple colors. Wood ducks are abundant throughout most of North America in woodlands near water. They nest in deep cavities of decaying trees and in duck boxes. See the wood duck nest box and view or print nest box plans.
Select to view the Hooded Merganser web page.
Hooded Merganser
Hooded mergansers inhabit woodlands bordering rivers and ponds. They dive for small fish, insects, roots and seeds in waters rich with aquatic vegetation. They nest in tree or stump cavities and in well placed nest boxes. See the hooded merganser nest box and print or just view nest box plans on a mobile device in your work space.
See species information for the common merganser
Common Merganser
Such adept swimmers, common mergansers will dive into raging torrents for fish, frogs and mollusks, even under ice until water is nearly completely frozen. They build nests in tree hollows, cliffs and nest boxes. See the common merganser nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
Visit the Barrow's Goldeneye species page.
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Breeds in northern US and the far North – Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Iceland. Tolerates cold weather well, driven south only by frozen water. Builds nests in tree or stump hollows, in rock crevices and nest boxes. See the Barrow’s goldeneye nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
Visit the Common Goldeneye species page.
Common Goldeneye
Goldeneyes inhabit the northern regions throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Dives for fish, frogs, shell fish and tender plant roots and seeds. Also eats insects. Nests in deep cavities of decaying trees and nest boxes near rivers and fresh water lakes  See the common goldeneye nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
Visit the Bufflehead species page.
Bufflehead
Another goldeneye of the far North, buffleheads have a thick fatty layer giving them the nickname, “butter ball”, and tolerate cold weather well. They nest in tree cavities abandoned by flickers or in decaying tree hollows and in duck boxes. See the bufflehead nest box page and print or just view plans on a mobile device in your work place.
See species information for the black-bellied whistling duck.
Black-bellied whistling Duck
Long necked goose-like appearance, familiar to folks in a limited range of southern, central US. They build nests in tree hollows and in nest boxes and regularly raise two broods in a season. See the black-bellied whistling duck nest box and view or print nest box plans.

Ducks That Nest In Boxes

Seven duck species nest in boxes in North America. See their geographic ranges, nesting habits, nest box plans and read about how to build, install and maintain duck boxes.

See species information for the wood duck.
Wood Duck
A beautiful bird with Iridescent green and purple colors. Wood ducks are abundant throughout most of North America in woodlands near water. They nest in deep cavities of decaying trees and in duck boxes. See the wood duck nest box and view or print nest box plans.
 
Select to view the Hooded Merganser web page.
Hooded Merganser
Hooded mergansers inhabit woodlands bordering rivers and ponds. They dive for small fish, insects, roots and seeds in waters rich with aquatic vegetation. They nest in tree or stump cavities and in well placed nest boxes. See the hooded merganser nest box and print or just view nest box plans on a mobile device in your work space.
 
See species information for the common merganser
Common Merganser
Such adept swimmers, common mergansers will dive into raging torrents for fish, frogs and mollusks, even under ice until water is nearly completely frozen. They build nests in tree hollows, cliffs and nest boxes. See the common merganser nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
 
Visit the Barrow's Goldeneye species page.
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Breeds in northern US and the far North – Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Iceland. Tolerates cold weather well, driven south only by frozen water. Builds nests in tree or stump hollows, in rock crevices and nest boxes. See the Barrow’s goldeneye nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
 
Visit the Common Goldeneye species page.
Common Goldeneye
Goldeneyes inhabit the northern regions throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Dives for fish, frogs, shell fish and tender plant roots and seeds. Also eats insects. Nests in deep cavities of decaying trees and nest boxes near rivers and fresh water lakes  See the common goldeneye nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
 
Visit the Bufflehead species page.
Bufflehead
Another goldeneye of the far North, buffleheads have a thick fatty layer giving them the nickname, “butter ball”, and tolerate cold weather well. They nest in tree cavities abandoned by flickers or in decaying tree hollows and in duck boxes. See the bufflehead nest box page and print or just view plans on a mobile device in your work place.
 
See species information for the black-bellied whistling duck.
Black-bellied whistling Duck
Long necked goose-like appearance, familiar to folks in a limited range of southern, central US. They build nests in tree hollows and in nest boxes and regularly raise two broods in a season. See the black-bellied whistling duck nest box and view or print nest box plans.
 

Ducks That Nest In Boxes

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See their geographic ranges, print nest box plans and build duck boxes.

See species information for the wood duck.
Wood Duck
A beautiful bird with Iridescent green and purple colors. Wood ducks are abundant throughout most of North America in woodlands near water. They nest in deep cavities of decaying trees and in duck boxes.
Select to view the Hooded Merganser web page.
Hooded Merganser
Hooded mergansers inhabit woodlands bordering rivers and ponds. They dive for small fish, insects, roots and seeds in waters rich with aquatic vegetation. They nest in tree or stump cavities and in well placed nest boxes.
See species information for the common merganser
Common Merganser
Such adept swimmers, common mergansers will dive into raging torrents for fish, frogs and mollusks, even under ice until water is nearly completely frozen. They build nests in tree hollows, cliffs and nest boxes.
Visit the Barrow's Goldeneye species page.
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Breeds in northern US and the far North – Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Iceland. Tolerates cold weather well, driven south only by frozen water. Builds nests in tree or stump hollows, in rock crevices and nest boxes.
Visit the Common Goldeneye species page.
Common Goldeneye
Goldeneyes inhabit the northern regions throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Dives for fish, frogs, shell fish and tender plant roots and seeds. Also eats insects. Nests in deep cavities of decaying trees and nest boxes near rivers and fresh water lakes.
Visit the Bufflehead species page.
Bufflehead
Another goldeneye of the far North, buffleheads have a thick fatty layer giving them the nickname, “butter ball”, and tolerate cold weather well. They nest in tree cavities abandoned by flickers or in decaying tree hollows and in duck boxes.
See species information for the black-bellied whistling duck.
Black-bellied whistling Duck
Long necked goose-like appearance, familiar to folks in a limited range of southern, central US. They build nests in tree hollows and in nest boxes and regularly raise two broods in a season.

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