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Birdhouse Plans Index

70birds

Birdhouse Plans Index

70birds

Birdhouse Plans Index

Tree Swallow

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Tachycineta
Species: bicolor

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
La. hirundo a swallow
La. idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. takhus fast, swift
Gr. kinetos move
Gr. kinetes mover
La. bi twice, two

Painting of tree swallows perched high in trees and flying.

Five to six inches long. Steel blue-green crown becoming darker and shading into black on back, wings and forked tail. Snow white cheeks and undersides.

USGS map shows tree swallows breed throughout most of North America from California to northern Alaska across Canada and excepting in far southern US

Tree swallows nest throughout most of North America from California to northern Alaska across Canada throughout the Great Lakes region, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, down the Atlantic seaboard as far as the Carolinas and somewhat less dense throughout the Mississippi Valley and upper plains. Sparse to none in the arid south.

Tree swallows catch flying insects in aerobatic maneuvers over fields, streams and wetlands where rich populations of flying insects spawn. They also eat fruit.

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.

Females lay about four to eight white eggs which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another three weeks. They often raise two broods in a season.

In late summer, they form huge flocks sailing over open country, feeding on insects and inhabiting marshes in the evenings before migration.

Painting of hundreds of tree swallows on cattails in a marsh and on high line wires overhead.

They migrate to California, the Gulf Coast, Mexico, Caribbean Islands and Central America to Panama and northern South American coastal areas. They usually return to the areas where they were raised and some reuse the same birdhouses.

The Tree Swallow Birdhouse (same as for Violet Green Swallow), has a 5″ by 5″ floor, 8″ inside floor to ceiling, 1 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 6″ above the floor and ventilation openings.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes. Secure hinged roof with shutter hooks for easy access.

Mount on a tree trunk or post, or hang from a tree branch or under an eave between four and twenty feet high with partial sun and shade.

Place several boxes in a yard or field edge. They make great neighbors for bluebirds and help chase sparrows away.

Remove the nest and clean the box after the brood rearing seasons are over.

Birdhouse made with rough cut cedar, corrosion resistant screws and brass hinges and shutter hooks.

Tree Swallow Birdhouse

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Tree Swallow Birdhouse Plans

Tree Swallow

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Tachycineta
Species: bicolor

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
La. hirundo a swallow
La. idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. takhus fast, swift
Gr. kinetos move
Gr. kinetes mover
La. bi twice, two

Painting of tree swallows perched high in trees and flying.

Five to six inches long. Steel blue-green crown becoming darker and shading into black on back, wings and forked tail. Snow white cheeks and undersides.

USGS map shows tree swallows breed throughout most of North America from California to northern Alaska across Canada and excepting in far southern US

Tree swallows nest throughout most of North America from California to northern Alaska across Canada throughout the Great Lakes region, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, down the Atlantic seaboard as far as the Carolinas and somewhat less dense throughout the Mississippi Valley and upper plains. Sparse to none in the arid south.

Tree swallows catch flying insects in aerobatic maneuvers over fields, streams and wetlands where rich populations of flying insects spawn. They also eat fruit.

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.

Females lay about four to eight white eggs which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another three weeks. They often raise two broods in a season.

In late summer, they form huge flocks sailing over open country, feeding on insects and inhabiting marshes in the evenings before migration.

Painting of hundreds of tree swallows on cattails in a marsh and on high line wires overhead.

They migrate to California, the Gulf Coast, Mexico, Caribbean Islands and Central America to Panama and northern South American coastal areas. They usually return to the areas where they were raised and some reuse the same birdhouses.

The Tree Swallow Birdhouse (same as for Violet Green Swallow), has a 5″ by 5″ floor, 8″ inside floor to ceiling, 1 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 6″ above the floor and ventilation openings.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes. Secure hinged roof with shutter hooks for easy access.

Mount on a tree trunk or post, or hang from a tree branch or under an eave between four and twenty feet high with partial sun and shade.

Place several boxes in a yard or field edge. They make great neighbors for bluebirds and help chase sparrows away.

Remove the nest and clean the box after the brood rearing seasons are over.

Birdhouse made with rough cut cedar, corrosion resistant screws and brass hinges and shutter hooks.

Tree Swallow Birdhouse

Select to view or print the Swallow Birdhouse Plans

Tree Swallow Birdhouse Plans

Tree Swallow

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Painting of tree swallows perched high in trees and flying.

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Tachycineta
Species: bicolor

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
La. hirundo a swallow
La. idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. takhus fast, swift
Gr. kinetos move
Gr. kinetes mover
La. bi twice, twice

Five to six inches long. Steel blue-green crown becoming darker and shading into black on back, wings and forked tail. Snow white cheeks and undersides.

USGS map shows tree swallows breed throughout most of North America from California to northern Alaska across Canada and excepting in far southern US

Tree swallows nest throughout most of North America from California to northern Alaska across Canada throughout the Great Lakes region, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, down the Atlantic seaboard as far as the Carolinas and somewhat less dense throughout the Mississippi Valley and upper plains. Sparse to none in the arid south.

Painting of hundreds of tree swallows on cattails in a marsh and on high line wires overhead.

Tree swallows catch flying insects in aerobatic maneuvers over fields, streams and wetlands where rich populations of flying insects spawn. They also eat fruit.

In late summer, they form huge flocks sailing over open country, feeding on insects and inhabiting marshes in the evenings before migration.

They migrate to California, the Gulf Coast, Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Central America, and northern South American coastal areas. Some return to the same nest boxes.

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.

Females lay about four to eight white eggs which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another three weeks. They often raise two broods in a season.

A cedar birdhouse with hinged roof secured with shutter hooks

Tree Swallow Nest Box

The Tree Swallow Birdhouse (same as for Violet Green Swallow), has a 5″ by 5″ floor, 8″ inside floor to ceiling, 1 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 6″ above the floor and ventilation openings.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes. Secure hinged roof with shutter hooks for easy access.

Select to view and print tree swallow birdhouse plans.

Tree Swallow Nest Box Plans

Mount on a tree trunk or post, or hang from a tree branch or under an eave between four and twenty feet high with partial sun and shade.

Place several boxes in a yard or field edge. They make great neighbors for bluebirds and help chase sparrows away.

Remove the nest and clean the box after the brood rearing seasons are over.

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