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That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

Birding is a favorite hobby of millions of adults and kids. Invite a bird family with the right birdhouse in the right place.

Attracting bird families to birdhouses can be done anywhere. Even cities have large bird populations that live in birdhouses.

 

Make bird houses with cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood.

Use rough-cut wood stock so that birds can grip wood surfaces.

Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

A hinged roof or side door provides easy access to the interior.

 

Build nest boxes according to species dimensions provided by USGS and USFWS: 1. floor, 2. inside front floor to ceiling, 3. inside floor to top of hole, 4. hole diameter.

Nest boxes made according to those four species-specific dimensions and placed in the right location will attract the intended bird species and possibly additional bird species.

 

Find free wood pieces at fence and home construction sites. The small sizes usually needed for bird houses are often trash for others.

 

Print plans and dimensions or just view them on a phone in your work space.

 

Bluebird Birdhouse Plans

6 Birdhouse Plans, 3 Bluebirds, 2 Swallows

Eastern Bluebird Birdhouse Plans
Eastern Bluebird Birdhouse Plans
A popular pastime is to install and maintain bluebird trails, lines of a number of bluebird houses spaced specific distances apart and much is written on the hobby.
 
Western & Mountain Bluebird Birdhouse Plans
Western & Mountain Bluebird Birdhouse Plans
Mount bluebird houses 3′ to 6′ high in partial sun and shade on posts in woodland clearings, grove and shelter belt edges bordering fields, among scattered trees, or pasture fence lines.
Eastern Bluebird & Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse Plans
Eastern Bluebird & Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse Plans
See each bird species page for areas where their ranges overlap. This birdhouse might attract either bird in that overlap-area. For eastern bluebirds mount this house 3′ to 6′ high in woodland clearings, tree grove edges bordering fields, among scattered trees, or pasture fence lines.
Tree & Violet-green Swallow Birdhouse Plans
Tree & Violet-green Swallow Birdhouse Plans
Bluebirders often place tree swallow birdhouses within groups of bluebird houses because they protect their territory from sparrows, grackles and other intruders, yet are good neighbors to bluebirds.
Swinging Wren Chickadee Birdhouse Plans
Swinging Wren Chickadee Birdhouse Plans
1 1/2″ entrance holes are recommended for tree swallows. Yet a pair of tree swallows were observed nesting in this swinging birdhouse with a 1 3/8″ entrance hole. So it is included here as well as the side mounted house. You could adapt this birdhouse with a 1 1/2″ entrance hole. It can also be installed in a fixed position on walls, posts and trees.
Side Mounted Birdhouse
Side Mounted Birdhouse Plans
You could also adapt this birdhouse with a 1 1/2″ entrance hole for swallows. The volume and 1 3/8″ side entrance hole in this nest box normally accommodates Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens and Downy Woodpeckers.
 

Bluebird Birdhouse Plans

6 Birdhouse Plans, 3 Bluebirds, 2 Swallows

Eastern Bluebird Birdhouse Plans
Eastern Bluebird Birdhouse Plans
A popular pastime is to install and maintain bluebird trails, lines of a number of bluebird houses spaced specific distances apart and much is written on the hobby.
 
Western & Mountain Bluebird Birdhouse Plans
Western & Mountain Bluebird Birdhouse Plans
Mount bluebird houses 3′ to 6′ high in partial sun and shade on posts in woodland clearings, grove and shelter belt edges bordering fields, among scattered trees, or pasture fence lines.
Eastern Bluebird & Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse Plans
Eastern Bluebird & Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse Plans
See each bird species page for areas where their ranges overlap. This birdhouse might attract either bird in that overlap-area. For eastern bluebirds mount this house 3′ to 6′ high in woodland clearings, tree grove edges bordering fields, among scattered trees, or pasture fence lines.
Tree & Violet-green Swallow Birdhouse Plans
Tree & Violet-green Swallow Birdhouse Plans
Bluebirders often place tree swallow birdhouses within groups of bluebird houses because they protect their territory from sparrows, grackles and other intruders, yet are good neighbors to bluebirds.
Swinging Wren Chickadee Birdhouse Plans
Swinging Wren Chickadee Birdhouse Plans
1 1/2″ entrance holes are recommended for tree swallows. Yet a pair of tree swallows were observed nesting in this swinging birdhouse with a 1 3/8″ entrance hole. So it is included here as well as the side mounted house. You could adapt this birdhouse with a 1 1/2″ entrance hole. It can also be installed in a fixed position on walls, posts and trees.
 
Side Mounted Birdhouse
Side Mounted Birdhouse Plans
You could also adapt this birdhouse with a 1 1/2″ entrance hole for swallows. The volume and 1 3/8″ side entrance hole in this nest box normally accommodates Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens and Downy Woodpeckers.
 

Bluebird Birdhouse Plans

6 Plans, 3 Bluebirds, 2 Swallows

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Eastern Bluebird Birdhouse Plans
Eastern Bluebird Birdhouse Plan
A popular pastime is to install and maintain bluebird trails, lines of a number of bluebird houses spaced specific distances apart and much is written on the hobby.
Western & Mountain Bluebird Birdhouse Plans
Western & Mountain Bluebird Birdhouse Plans
Mount bluebird houses 3′ to 6′ high in partial sun and shade on posts in woodland clearings, grove and shelter belt edges bordering fields, among scattered trees, or pasture fence lines.
Eastern Bluebird & Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse Plans
Eastern Bluebird & Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse Plans
See each bird species page for areas where their ranges overlap. This birdhouse might attract either bird in that overlap-area. For eastern bluebirds mount this house 3′ to 6′ high in woodland clearings, tree grove edges bordering fields, among scattered trees, or pasture fence lines.
Tree & Violet-green Swallow Birdhouse Plans
Tree & Violet-green Swallow Birdhouse Plans
Bluebirders often place tree swallow birdhouses within groups of bluebird houses because they protect their territory from sparrows, grackles and other intruders, yet are good neighbors to bluebirds.
Swinging Wren Chickadee Birdhouse Plans
Swinging Wren Chickadee Birdhouse Plans
1 1/2″ entrance holes are recommended for tree swallows. Yet a pair of tree swallows were observed nesting in this swinging birdhouse with a 1 3/8″ entrance hole. You could adapt this birdhouse with a 1 1/2″ entrance hole. It can also be installed in a fixed position on walls, posts and trees.
Side Mounted Birdhouse
Side Mounted Birdhouse Plans
You could also adapt this birdhouse with a 1 1/2″ entrance hole for swallows. The volume and 1 3/8″ side entrance hole in this nest box normally accommodates Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens and Downy Woodpeckers.

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