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That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

These plans are flexible.

Depending on climate and sun exposure, the top of the front panel (or side panels) can be cut at 90º and 1/2″ or 3/4″ shorter to create a gap under the roof, which provides extra ventilation.

Create you own design using the 4 species dimensions.

 

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.

 

Dimension tolerance on a birdhouse, which needs ventilation, is not very critical. Minor measuring or cutting mistakes, gaps, etc. are not always a problem.

Be precise where panels are joined at right angles (90º), the four sides and the floor, where precision is easiest to accomplish. A good fit and fastening there will make for a very sturdy box.

 

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

 

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.

 

Raptor Birdhouse Plans

6 Birdhouse Plans, 9 Owls, a Falcon, Hawk, & Osprey

Kestrel & Screech Owl Birdhouse
American Kestrel & Screech Owl Nest Box
Nest box plans for eastern and western screech owls, American kestrels and Barrow’s goldeneyes. See the birdhouse page and each bird species page for species specific nest box location and placement.
 
Barred Owl Birdhouse Plans
Barred Owl Birdhouse Plans
Mount nest boxes for Barred Owls 15 to 30 feet high. Birdhouses out of reach and further should be installed and maintained by professionals.
 
Hawk Owl Birdhouse Plans
Hawk Owl Nest Box Plans
This birdhouse will also accommodate Red-Headed & Golden-fronted Woodpeckers. See each bird page for species specific location and placement.
Pygmy & Saw-whet Owl Nest Box Plans
Pygmy Owl & Saw-whet Owl Birdhouse Plans
This birdhouse is generally suitable for saw-whet owls, pygmy owls, flickers, Lewis’s woodpeckers, & grackles. Mount out of reach on a tree in a woodland edge or clearing.
 
Boreal Owl Nest Box Plans
Boreal Owl Nest Box Plans
Boreal owls range circumpolar in the far north. Mount 10 feet or higher near woodland edges or clearings. Place a bed of wood chips on the floor.
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.
 

Raptor Birdhouse Plans

6 Birdhouse Plans, 9 Owls, a Falcon, Hawk, & Osprey

Kestrel & Screech Owl Birdhouse
American Kestrel & Screech Owl Nest Box
Nest box plans for eastern and western screech owls, American kestrels and Barrow’s goldeneyes. See the birdhouse page and each bird species page for species specific nest box location and placement.
 
Barred Owl Birdhouse Plans
Barred Owl Birdhouse Plans
Mount nest boxes for Barred Owls 15 to 30 feet high. Birdhouses out of reach and further should be installed and maintained by professionals.
 
Hawk Owl Birdhouse Plans
Hawk Owl Nest Box Plans
This birdhouse will also accommodate Red-Headed & Golden-fronted Woodpeckers. See each bird page for species specific location and placement.
Pygmy & Saw-whet Owl Nest Box Plans
Pygmy Owl & Saw-whet Owl Birdhouse Plans
This birdhouse is generally suitable for saw-whet owls, pygmy owls, flickers, Lewis’s woodpeckers, & grackles. Mount out of reach on a tree in a woodland edge or clearing.
 
Boreal Owl Nest Box Plans
Boreal Owl Nest Box Plans
Boreal owls range circumpolar in the far north. Mount 10 feet or higher near woodland edges or clearings. Place a bed of wood chips on the floor.
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.
 

Raptor Birdhouse Plans

6 Plans, 9 Owls, Falcon, Hawk, Osprey

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Kestrel & Screech Owl Birdhouse
American Kestrel & Screech Owl Net Box Plans
Nest box plans for eastern and western screech owls, American kestrels and Barrow’s goldeneyes. See the birdhouse page and each bird species page for species specific nest box location and placement.
Barred Owl Birdhouse Plans
Barred Owl Birdhouse Plans
Mount nest boxes for Barred Owls 15 to 30 feet high. Birdhouses out of reach and further should be installed and maintained by professionals.
Hawk Owl Birdhouse Plans
Hawk Owl Nest Box Plans
This birdhouse will also accommodate Red-Headed & Golden-fronted Woodpeckers. See each bird page for species specific location and placement.
Pygmy & Saw-whet Owl Nest Box Plans
Pygmy Owl & Saw-whet Owl Birdhouse Plans
This birdhouse is generally suitable for saw-whet owls, pygmy owls, flickers, Lewis’s woodpeckers, & grackles. Mount out of reach on a tree in a woodland edge or clearing.
Boreal Owl Nest Box Plans
Boreal Owl Nest Box Plans
Boreal owls range circumpolar in the far north. Mount 10 feet or higher near woodland edges or clearings. Place a bed of wood chips on the floor.
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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