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Platform Shelter Plans

Open and Sheltered Platforms Plans for Robins, Phoebes, Mourning Doves, House Finches, Song Sparrows, Blue Jays … Hawks, Owls, Osprey

Robin Nesting Shelter Plans
Robin Nesting Shelter Plans
The robin shelter is also suitable for eastern and Say’s phoebes as well as most backyard platform nesters. And you might attract an American robin, one of the most easily attracted backyard birds.
Phoebe Platform Shelter Plans
Phoebe Platform Shelter Plans
Do not mount in a tree. Make sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb do not provide access to the nest. The purpose of a platform is to simulate an isolated wall face below a cliff edge.
Mourning Dove Platform Shelter Plans
Mourning Dove Platform Shelter Plans
This platform is named for the largest of the desired backyard platform nesters (unless you include pigeons), but really any of the platform nesting birds including eastern and Say’s phoebes might claim it.
Open Nesting Platform Plans
Open Nesting Platform Plans
The open nesting platform can be used under porches, eaves and other open shelters. It’s possible any of the platform nesters could use this platform, depending where it’s mounted and each individual species inclination.

Black Phoebe, Barn & Cliff Swallow Shelter Plans
Black Phoebe, Barn & Cliff Swallow Shelter Plans
Black phoebes and barn and cliff swallows build mud nests on shear vertical faces under various objects that provide overhead shelter. There are cases where they have been attracted to shelters made specially for them when no others exist nearby.
One shelter has a 2″ by 8″ ledge, approximately a 8″ high gable roof, an open front and partially open sides. Another has a 2″ by 6″ ledge, approximately a 6″ ceiling, an open front and partially open sides.
Usually there is no need for these designs. Their nests adhere securely to vertical faces and they’re quite particular about their nesting places. Nevertheless, even if the shelters don’t attract birds, they make cute ornaments.

Black Phoebe, Barn & Cliff Swallow Shelter Plans
Black Phoebe, Barn & Cliff Swallow Shelter Plans
Black phoebes and barn and cliff swallows build mud nests on shear vertical faces under various objects that provide overhead shelter. There are cases where they have been attracted to shelters made specially for them when no others exist nearby.
One shelter has a 2″ by 8″ ledge, approximately a 8″ high gable roof, an open front and partially open sides. Another has a 2″ by 6″ ledge, approximately a 6″ ceiling, an open front and partially open sides.
Usually there is no need for these designs. Their nests adhere securely to vertical faces and they’re quite particular about their nesting places. Nevertheless, even if the shelters don’t attract birds, they make cute ornaments.
Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk & Osprey Platform Plans
Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk & Osprey Platform Plans
This platform should be mounted 14′ or higher on a sturdy post or structure on a forest edge or in a clearing adjacent to a tree line. A substantial build and a dangerous height, so find a professional.
 

Platform Shelter Plans

Open and Sheltered Platforms Plans for Robins, Phoebes, Mourning Doves, House Finches, Song Sparrows, Blue Jays … Hawks, Owls, Osprey

Robin Nesting Shelter Plans
Robin Nesting Shelter Plans
The robin shelter is also suitable for eastern and Say’s phoebes as well as most backyard platform nesters. And you might attract an American robin, one of the most easily attracted backyard birds.
Phoebe Platform Shelter Plans
Phoebe Platform Shelter Plans
Do not mount in a tree. Make sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb do not provide access to the nest. The purpose of a platform is to simulate an isolated wall face below a cliff edge.
Mourning Dove Platform Shelter Plans
Mourning Dove Platform Shelter Plans
This platform is named for the largest of the desired backyard platform nesters (unless you include pigeons), but really any of the platform nesting birds including eastern and Say’s phoebes might claim it.
Open Nesting Platform Plans
Open Nesting Platform Plans
The open nesting platform can be used under porches, eaves and other open shelters. It’s possible any of the platform nesters could use this platform, depending where it’s mounted and each individual species inclination.

Black Phoebe, Barn & Cliff Swallow Shelter Plans
Black Phoebe, Barn & Cliff Swallow Shelter Plans
Black phoebes and barn and cliff swallows build mud nests on shear vertical faces under various objects that provide overhead shelter. There are cases where they have been attracted to shelters made specially for them when no others exist nearby.
One shelter has a 2″ by 8″ ledge, approximately a 8″ high gable roof, an open front and partially open sides. Another has a 2″ by 6″ ledge, approximately a 6″ ceiling, an open front and partially open sides.
Usually there is no need for these designs. Their nests adhere securely to vertical faces and they’re quite particular about their nesting places. Nevertheless, even if the shelters don’t attract birds, they make cute ornaments.
Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk & Osprey Platform Plans
Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk & Osprey Platform Plans
This platform should be mounted 14′ or higher on a sturdy post or structure on a forest edge or in a clearing adjacent to a tree line. A substantial build and a dangerous height, so find a professional.
 

Platform Shelter Plans

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Robins, Phoebes, Mourning Doves, House Finches, Song Sparrows, Blue Jays … Hawks, Owls, Osprey

Robin Nesting Shelter Plans
Robin Nesting Shelter Plans
The robin shelter is also suitable for eastern and Say’s phoebes as well as most backyard platform nesters. And you might attract an American robin, one of the most easily attracted backyard birds.
Phoebe Platform Shelter Plans
Phoebe Platform Shelter Plans
Do not mount in a tree. Make sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb do not provide access to the nest. The purpose of a platform is to simulate an isolated wall face below a cliff edge.
Open Nesting Platform Plans
Open Nesting Platform Plans
The open nesting platform can be used under porches, eaves and other open shelters. It’s possible any of the platform nesters could use this platform, depending where it’s mounted and each individual species inclination.
Mourning Dove Platform Shelter Plans
Mourning Dove Platform Shelter Plans
This platform is named for the largest of the desired backyard platform nesters (unless you include pigeons), but really any of the platform nesting birds including eastern and Say’s phoebes might claim it.
Black Phoebe Shelter Plans
Black Phoebe, Barn & Cliff Swallow Shelter Plans
Black phoebes and barn and cliff swallows build mud nests on shear vertical faces under various objects that provide overhead shelter. There are cases where they have been attracted to shelters made specially for them when no others exist nearby.
Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk & Osprey Platform Plans
Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk & Osprey Platform Plans
This platform should be mounted 14′ or higher on a sturdy post or structure on a forest edge or in a clearing adjacent to a tree line. A substantial build and a dangerous height, so find a professional.

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