Wrens that Nest in Boxes

Four wren species nest in boxes in North America and they are one of the easiest birds to attract to nest boxes including in cities. See their geographic ranges, habitats, nesting habits, birdhouse plans, how to build birdhouses and where to install them. Print birdhouse plans or just view in mobile devices.

See species information for house wrens
House Wren
Their nests have been found in tree cavities, barns, martin houses, tin cans, jars, planters, hanging clothes, paper bags, hats, shoes, pipes, cars and even old cow, horse, and oxen skulls. They like bird houses. See the house wren species page, wren house page and view or print the wren house plans.
Visit the swinging wren house page for woodworking plans and instructions
Swinging Wren House

Also consider 70birds' version of the classic swinging wren house loved by wrens, chickadees and even tree swallows. Suspend with wire, chain or rope or mount on a tree, post or wall with a screw through a keyhole in the back panel. See the Swinging Wren House page and view or print plans.

See species information for Carolina wrens
Carolina Wren
Builds bulky nests of leaves, grass, feathers and hair often in shady ravines, wooded and rocky banks of streams, in log piles, brush heaps, natural or abandoned tree cavities and birdhouses. Visit the Carolina wren species page, nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
See species information for Bewick's wrens
Bewick's Wrens
Builds nests of almost any material, twigs, grass, leaves, paper, moss, bark strips and hair usually low in tree cavities, brush heaps, under bushes and very often in open sheds and also bird houses. See the Bewick's wren species page, nest box and view or print nest box plans.
See the Side-Mounted Birdhouse for Chickadees, Wrens, Nuthatches and Titmice
Side-Mounted Nest Box
The volume and 1 3/8" side entrance hole in this nest box accommodates Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens and Downy Woodpeckers, yet is normally too small for English Sparrows.  Visit this nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
Select to read information for winter wrenw.
Winter Wren
Builds nests of leaves, small twigs, feathers and moss in natural or abandoned tree cavities, broken tree stumps, roots of fallen timber, brush heaps, open buildings and bird houses. Select to visit the winter wren species page, nest box and view or print nest box plans.

The next two birds below are not in the troglodytidae family of wrens.

See species information for creeper
Brown Creeper
Builds nests by cramming twigs, fine bark strips, feathers, moss and spider cocoons behind the loose bark of dead tree trunks or stumps and in natural or abandoned tree and will also nest in birdhouses. Visit the brown creeper species and nest box pages and view or print nest box plans.
See the wren nest box page, instructions and building plans
Wren Nest Box
Make this nest box for house wrens, winter wrens, Bewick's wrens, brown creepers and possibly some of the chickadees and nuthatches. See the nest box page, building and mounting instructions and view or print nest box plans.
Select to view the prothonotary warbler webpage.
Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary warblers build nests in natural or abandoned cavities low to the ground in stumps and up to fifteen feet high in trees overhanging or standing in water. They will also nest in birdhouses. Visit the prothonotary warbler species page, nest box page and view or print nest box plans.

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Wrens that Nest in Boxes

Four wren species nest in boxes in North America and they are one of the easiest birds to attract to nest boxes including in cities. See their geographic ranges, habitats, nesting habits, birdhouse plans, how to build birdhouses and where to install them. Print birdhouse plans or just view in mobile devices.

See species information for house wrens
House Wren
Their nests have been found in tree cavities, barns, martin houses, tin cans, jars, planters, hanging clothes, paper bags, hats, shoes, pipes, cars and even old cow, horse, and oxen skulls. They like bird houses. See the house wren species page, wren house page and view or print the wren house plans.
Visit the swinging wren house page for woodworking plans and instructions
Swinging Wren House

Also consider 70birds' version of the classic swinging wren house loved by wrens, chickadees and even tree swallows. Suspend with wire, chain or rope or mount on a tree, post or wall with a screw through a keyhole in the back panel. See the Swinging Wren House page and view or print plans.

See species information for Carolina wrens
Carolina Wren
Builds bulky nests of leaves, grass, feathers and hair often in shady ravines, wooded and rocky banks of streams, in log piles, brush heaps, natural or abandoned tree cavities and birdhouses. Visit the Carolina wren species page, nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
See species information for Bewick's wrens
Bewick's Wrens
Builds nests of almost any material, twigs, grass, leaves, paper, moss, bark strips and hair usually low in tree cavities, brush heaps, under bushes and very often in open sheds and also bird houses. See the Bewick's wren species page, nest box and view or print nest box plans.
See the Side-Mounted Birdhouse for Chickadees, Wrens, Nuthatches and Titmice
Side-Mounted Nest Box
The volume and 1 3/8" side entrance hole in this nest box accommodates Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens and Downy Woodpeckers, yet is normally too small for English Sparrows.  Visit this nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
Select to read information for winter wrenw.
Winter Wren
Builds nests of leaves, small twigs, feathers and moss in natural or abandoned tree cavities, broken tree stumps, roots of fallen timber, brush heaps, open buildings and bird houses. Select to visit the winter wren species page, nest box and view or print nest box plans.

The next two birds below are not in the troglodytidae family of wrens.

See species information for creeper
Brown Creeper
Builds nests by cramming twigs, fine bark strips, feathers, moss and spider cocoons behind the loose bark of dead tree trunks or stumps and in natural or abandoned tree and will also nest in birdhouses. Visit the brown creeper species and nest box pages and view or print nest box plans.
See the wren nest box page, instructions and building plans
Wren Nest Box
Make this nest box for house wrens, winter wrens, Bewick's wrens, brown creepers and possibly some of the chickadees and nuthatches. See the nest box page, building and mounting instructions and view or print nest box plans.
Select to view the prothonotary warbler webpage.
Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary warblers build nests in natural or abandoned cavities low to the ground in stumps and up to fifteen feet high in trees overhanging or standing in water. They will also nest in birdhouses. Visit the prothonotary warbler species page, nest box page and view or print nest box plans.

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Wrens that Nest in Boxes

Four wren species nest in boxes in North America and they are one of the easiest birds to attract to nest boxes including in cities. Print birdhouse plans or just view in mobile devices.

See species information for house wrens
House Wren
Their nests have been found in tree cavities, barns, martin houses, tin cans, jars, planters, hanging clothes, paper bags, hats, shoes, pipes, cars and even old cow, horse, and oxen skulls. They like bird houses. See the house wren species page, wren house page and view or print the wren house plans.
Visit the swinging wren house page for woodworking plans and instructions
Swinging Wren House
Also consider 70birds' version of the classic swinging wren house loved by wrens, chickadees and even tree swallows. Suspend with wire, chain or rope or mount on a tree, post or wall with a screw through a keyhole in the back panel. See the Swinging Wren House page and view or print plans.
See species information for Carolina wrens
Carolina Wren
Builds bulky nests of leaves, grass, feathers and hair often in shady ravines, wooded and rocky banks of streams, in log piles, brush heaps, natural or abandoned tree cavities and birdhouses. Visit the Carolina wren species page, nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
See species information for Bewick's wrens
Bewick's Wrens
Builds nests of almost any material, twigs, grass, leaves, paper, moss, bark strips and hair usually low in tree cavities, brush heaps, under bushes and very often in open sheds and also bird houses. See the Bewick's wren species page, nest box and view or print nest box plans.
See the Side-Mounted Birdhouse for Chickadees, Wrens, Nuthatches and Titmice
Side-Mounted Nest Box
The volume and 1 3/8" side entrance hole in this nest box accommodates Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens and Downy Woodpeckers, yet is normally too small for English Sparrows.  Visit this nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
Select to read information for winter wrenw.
Winter Wren
Builds nests of leaves, small twigs, feathers and moss in natural or abandoned tree cavities, broken tree stumps, roots of fallen timber, brush heaps, open buildings and bird houses. Select to visit the winter wren species page, nest box and view or print nest box plans.

The next two birds below are not in the troglodytidae family of wrens.

See species information for creeper
Brown Creeper
Builds nests by cramming twigs, fine bark strips, feathers, moss and spider cocoons behind the loose bark of dead tree trunks or stumps and in natural or abandoned tree and will also nest in birdhouses. Visit the brown creeper species and nest box pages and view or print nest box plans.
See the wren nest box page, instructions and building plans
Wren Nest Box
Make this nest box for house wrens, winter wrens, Bewick's wrens, brown creepers and possibly some of the chickadees and nuthatches. See the nest box page, building and mounting instructions and view or print nest box plans.
Select to view the prothonotary warbler webpage.
Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary warblers build nests in natural or abandoned cavities low to the ground in stumps and up to fifteen feet high in trees overhanging or standing in water. They will also nest in birdhouses. Visit the prothonotary warbler species page, nest box page and view or print nest box plans.

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