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That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Surnia ulula

Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Surnia
Species: ulula

La. strix  owl
La. strigis owl
iLa. forma form, shape, kind

La. -idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. surnion owl
La. ulula a screech owl

Painting of a hawk owl perched in a tree with its prey in talons.

About sixteen inches long. Dark-brown upper parts, head and nape spotted with white. White face, dark brown throat. Tail, back and some wing feathers have white bars. Under parts sharp contrasting white and dark brown bars. Owl like head on a hawk like body; folded wings fall short of its long tail.

Hawk owls are circumpolar in the far north sometimes migrating short distances in winter to northern U.S. and Germany and France in Europe.

Hawk owls are species of the far north and circumpolar. They inhabit coniferous and mixed forests from northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, Alaska, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Siberia to the Arctic. Occasionally a short distance migrant in winter to northern U.S. and Germany and France in Europe.

They have hawk like habits. They are day hunters, often perching in trees watching for prey.

 They prey on grouse, rodents, and insects. Hawk owls are known to hover around hunters waiting for a chance to steal wounded game and they are attracted to camp fires. Hawk owls utter a shrill cry.

Hawk owls build nests of twigs and feathers in evergreen trees and tree hollows, or of a few rotten wood chips in natural and abandoned tree cavities, sometimes in old hawk nests. They will sometimes nest in birdhouses of the right dimensions in the right places.

Females lay three to nine white glossy eggs, which hatch after less than one month of incubation and young leave the nest in about another month.

Painting of a hawk owl perched in a coniferous tree.

The Hawk Owl Birdhouse (same as for the Red-headed Woodpecker and Golden-fronted Woodpecker) has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 14″ inside floor to ceiling, 2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

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

Secure hinged roof with shutter hooks for easy access or a Side Opening Door may be a more convenient and safer alternative.

Mount about ten feet high on a tree in a woodland edge or clearing.

Place a bed of wood chips in the house, not saw dust which will retain moisture creating mold.

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

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

Visit the Hawk Owl Birdhouse Page

Hawk Owl Birdhouse

View and print hawk owl birdhouse plans.

Hawk Owl Birdhouse Plans

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Surnia ulula

Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Surnia
Species: ulula

La. strix  owl
La. strigis owl
iLa. forma form, shape, kind

La. -idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. surnion owl
La. ulula a screech owl

Painting of a hawk owl perched in a tree with its prey in talons.

About sixteen inches long. Dark-brown upper parts, head and nape spotted with white. White face, dark brown throat. Tail, back and some wing feathers have white bars. Under parts sharp contrasting white and dark brown bars. Owl like head on a hawk like body; folded wings fall short of its long tail.

Hawk owls are circumpolar in the far north sometimes migrating short distances in winter to northern U.S. and Germany and France in Europe.

Hawk owls are species of the far north and circumpolar. They inhabit coniferous and mixed forests from northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, Alaska, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Siberia to the Arctic. Occasionally a short distance migrant in winter to northern U.S. and Germany and France in Europe.

They have hawk like habits. They are day hunters, often perching in trees watching for prey. They prey on grouse, rodents, and insects. Hawk owls are known to hover around hunters waiting for a chance to steal wounded game and they are attracted to camp fires. Hawk owls utter a shrill cry.

Hawk owls build nests of twigs and feathers in evergreen trees and tree hollows, or of a few rotten wood chips in natural and abandoned tree cavities, sometimes in old hawk nests. They will sometimes nest in birdhouses of the right dimensions in the right places.

Females lay three to nine white glossy eggs, which hatch after less than one month of incubation and young leave the nest in about another month.

Painting of a hawk owl perched in a coniferous tree.

The Hawk Owl Birdhouse (same as for the Red-headed Woodpecker and Golden-fronted Woodpecker) has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 14″ inside floor to ceiling, 2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

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

Secure hinged roof with shutter hooks for easy access or a Side Opening Door may be a more convenient and safer alternative.

Mount about ten feet high on a tree in a woodland edge or clearing.

Place a bed of wood chips in the house, not saw dust which will retain moisture creating mold.

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

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

Visit the Hawk Owl Birdhouse Page

Hawk Owl Birdhouse

Print/View Hawk Owl Birdhouse Plans.

Hawk Owl Birdhouse Plans

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Painting of a hawk owl perched in a tree with its prey in talons.

Surnia ulula

Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Surnia
Species: ulula

La. strix  owl
La. strigis owl
iLa. forma form, shape, kind

La. -idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. surnion owl
La. ulula a screech owl

About sixteen inches long. Dark-brown upper parts, head and nape spotted with white. White face, dark brown throat. Tail, back and some wing feathers have white bars. Under parts sharp contrasting white and dark brown bars. Owl like head on a hawk like body; folded wings fall short of its long tail.

Hawk owls are circumpolar in the far north sometimes migrating short distances in winter to northern U.S. and Germany and France in Europe.

Hawk owls are species of the far north and circumpolar. They inhabit coniferous and mixed forests from northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, Alaska, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Siberia to the Arctic. Occasionally a short distance migrant in winter to northern U.S. and Germany and France in Europe.

Painting of a hawk owl perched in a coniferous tree.

They have hawk like habits. They are day hunters, often perching in trees watching for prey. They prey on grouse, rodents, and insects. Hawk owls are known to hover around hunters waiting for a chance to steal wounded game and they are attracted to camp fires. Hawk owls utter a shrill cry.

Hawk owls build nests of twigs and feathers in evergreen trees and tree hollows, or of a few rotten wood chips in natural and abandoned tree cavities, sometimes in old hawk nests. They will sometimes nest in birdhouses of the right dimensions in the right places.

Females lay three to nine white glossy eggs, which hatch after less than one month of incubation and young leave the nest in about another month.

The Hawk Owl Birdhouse (same as for the Red-headed Woodpecker and Golden-fronted Woodpecker) has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 14″ inside floor to ceiling, 2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Visit the Hawk Owl Birdhouse Page.

Hawk Owl Birdhouse

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

Secure hinged roof with shutter hooks for easy access or a Side Opening Door may be a more convenient and safer alternative.

Mount about ten feet high on a tree in a woodland edge or clearing.

View or print hawk owl birdhouse plans.

Hawk Owl Birdhouse Plans

Place a bed of wood chips in the house, not saw dust which will retain moisture creating mold.

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

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

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