American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Osprey

 

These raptors sometimes nest in birdhouses or on platforms and other structures, including in towns and cities. They are highly regarded birds and are protected by federal and state agencies.

See species information for the Kestrel
American Kestrel
The American kestrel builds no nest. It deposits its eggs in the natural or abandoned cavities of high trees and deserted magpie nests. Or in rock crevices and stone quarries and holes high in river banks. Near people in nooks of farm buildings and in cities in tall buildings like church steeples. They will also nest in the right size nest box in the right place. Visit the American kestrel nest box page and view or print the birdhouse plans.
See species information for the peregrine falcon
Peregrine Falcon
In the wild, peregrine falcons have generally nested on high, cliff edges, usually under some kind of overhang. They scrape out an area but add no nesting materials. In recent times, increasing numbers of peregrines nest on tall buildings, bridges and other structures in cities. Sometimes their nests on buildings are assisted by experts which may require training, qualification and licensing. These activities are generally regulated by Federal and State law.
Visit the red-tailed hawk species page
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed hawks build nests high in trees, often more than 50 feet high. They use large sticks lined with smaller twigs, strips of bark, and its own feathers. Sometimes use a nest for many years. Sometimes red-tailed hawks will nest on a high mounted platform made especially for them. Visit the owl-hawk-osprey nesting platform page and view or print the nesting platform plans.
Visit the osprey species page.
Osprey
Ospreys build huge nests, often near other Osprey nests. They use large sticks, bones, seaweed, other bird nests and even old shoes. They nest in trees from ten to seventy five feet high, on the ground in colonies on isolated islands, and in parks and refuges. Residents of many towns accommodate ospreys with platforms. Visit the owl-hawk-osprey nesting platform page and view or print the platform plans.

Nest Boxes, Platforms, Plans & How-to

 

Building and installing nest boxes or large tall platforms involve dangerous heights and potential for serious injuries. Only professional trades workers should attempt these projects.

A nesting structure invites federally protected bird species. Once a nest is established, observation and maintenance or other interactions may fall under federal and state regulations.

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American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon

Red-tailed Hawk, Osprey

 

These raptors sometimes nest in birdhouses or on platforms and other structures, including in towns and cities. They are highly regarded birds and are protected by federal and state agencies.

See species information for the Kestrel
American Kestrel
The American kestrel builds no nest. It deposits its eggs in the natural or abandoned cavities of high trees and deserted magpie nests. Or in rock crevices and stone quarries and holes high in river banks. Near people in nooks of farm buildings and in cities in tall buildings like church steeples. They will also nest in the right size nest box in the right place. Visit the American kestrel nest box page and view or print the birdhouse plans.
See species information for the peregrine falcon
Peregrine Falcon
In the wild, peregrine falcons have generally nested on high, cliff edges, usually under some kind of overhang. They scrape out an area but add no nesting materials. In recent times, increasing numbers of peregrines nest on tall buildings, bridges and other structures in cities. Sometimes their nests on buildings are assisted by experts which may require training, qualification and licensing. These activities are generally regulated by Federal and State law.
Visit the red-tailed hawk species page
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed hawks build nests high in trees, often more than 50 feet high. They use large sticks lined with smaller twigs, strips of bark, and its own feathers. Sometimes use a nest for many years. Sometimes red-tailed hawks will nest on a high mounted platform made especially for them. Visit the owl-hawk-osprey nesting platform page and view or print the nesting platform plans.
Visit the osprey species page.
Osprey
Ospreys build huge nests, often near other Osprey nests. They use large sticks, bones, seaweed, other bird nests and even old shoes. They nest in trees from ten to seventy five feet high, on the ground in colonies on isolated islands, and in parks and refuges. Residents of many towns accommodate ospreys with platforms. Visit the owl-hawk-osprey nesting platform page and view or print the platform plans.

Nest Boxes, Platforms, Plans & How-to

 

Building and installing nest boxes or large tall platforms involve dangerous heights and potential for serious injuries. Only professional trades workers should attempt these projects.

A nesting structure invites federally protected bird species. Once a nest is established, observation and maintenance or other interactions may fall under federal and state regulations.

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American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Osprey

These raptors sometimes nest in birdhouses or on platforms and other structures, including in towns and cities. They are highly regarded birds and are protected by federal and state agencies.

See species information for the Kestrel
American Kestrel
The American kestrel builds no nest. It deposits its eggs in the natural or abandoned cavities of high trees and deserted magpie nests. Or in rock crevices and stone quarries and holes high in river banks. Near people in nooks of farm buildings and in cities in tall buildings like church steeples. They will also nest in the right size nest box in the right place.
See species information for the peregrine falcon
Peregrine Falcon
In the wild, peregrine falcons have generally nested on high, cliff edges, usually under some kind of overhang. They scrape out an area but add no nesting materials. In recent times, increasing numbers of peregrines nest on tall buildings, bridges and other structures in cities. Sometimes their nests on buildings are assisted by experts which may require training, qualification and licensing. These activities are generally regulated by Federal and State law.
Visit the red-tailed hawk species page
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed hawks build nests high in trees, often more than 50 feet high. They use large sticks lined with smaller twigs, strips of bark, and its own feathers. Sometimes use a nest for many years. Sometimes red-tailed hawks will nest on a high mounted platform made especially for them.
Visit the osprey species page.
Osprey
Ospreys build huge nests, often near other Osprey nests. They use large sticks, bones, seaweed, other bird nests and even old shoes. They nest in trees from ten to seventy five feet high, on the ground in colonies on isolated islands, and in parks and refuges. Residents of many towns accommodate ospreys with platforms.

Nest Boxes, Platforms
& How-to

Building and installing nest boxes or large tall platforms involve dangerous heights and potential for serious injuries. Only professional trades workers should attempt these projects.

Once a nest is established, observation and maintenance and other interactions may fall under federal or state regulations.
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