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That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

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.

 

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.

 

The familiar “nest box” design on these pages follow U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended species-specific dimensions that simulate tree cavities in which individual species commonly occupy.

 

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

 

Swallow & Purple Martin Birdhouse Plans

Tree & Violet-green Swallows, Barn & Cliff Swallows, Purple Martins

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
A swinging birdhouse for Wrens, Chickadees and Swallows. It can also be installed in a fixed position on walls, posts, trees …
Side Mounted Birdhouse
Side Mounted Birdhouse Plans
A unique birdhouse which can be built with the entrance hole on either of the triangular sides. Its volume and 1 3/8″ entrance hole are suitable for wrens, prothonotary warblers, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and swallows.
 

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.
 
Purple Martin House with Removable Front Panel
Purple Martin House
Here, there is only an unfinished purple martin house design and it’s open for discussion. Panels which cover all 4 compartment fronts on each side are secured only by inserting in place with no fasteners. We think it will make cleaning and maintenance easier.
 
Chimney Swift Nest
Chimney Swift Nest
No chimney swift tower designs here. There are some on the internet. They are major projects and we are not inclined to draw let alone build one. Chimney swifts seem to find sufficient numbers of abandoned brick and mortar chimneys and are commonly observed most any evening. Chimney swifts are not in the Hirundinidae family, but are included here for their characteristics.

Swallow & Purple Martin Birdhouse Plans

Tree & Violet-green Swallows, Barn & Cliff Swallows, Purple Martins

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
A swinging birdhouse for Wrens, Chickadees and Swallows. It can also be installed in a fixed position on walls, posts, trees …
 
Side Mounted Birdhouse
Side Mounted Birdhouse Plans
A unique birdhouse which can be built with the entrance hole on either of the triangular sides. Its volume and 1 3/8″ entrance hole are suitable for wrens, prothonotary warblers, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and swallows.
 

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.
 
Purple Martin House with Removable Front Panel
Purple Martin House
Here, there is only an unfinished purple martin house design and it’s open for discussion. Panels which cover all 4 compartment fronts on each side are secured only by inserting in place with no fasteners. We think it will make cleaning and maintenance easier.
Chimney Swift Nest
Chimney Swift Nest
No chimney swift tower designs here. There are some on the internet. They are major projects and we are not inclined to draw let alone build one. Chimney swifts seem to find sufficient numbers of abandoned brick and mortar chimneys and are commonly observed most any evening. Chimney swifts are not in the Hirundinidae family, but are included here for their characteristics.

Swallow & Purple Martin Birdhouse Plans

Tree & Violet-green Swallows, Barn & Cliff Swallows, Purple Martins
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
A swinging birdhouse for Wrens, Chickadees and Swallows. It can also be installed in a fixed position on walls, posts, trees …
Side Mounted Birdhouse
Side Mounted Birdhouse Plans
A unique birdhouse which can be built with the entrance hole on either of the triangular sides. Its volume and 1 3/8″ entrance hole are suitable for wrens, prothonotary warlers, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and swallows.
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.
Purple Martin House with Removable Front Panel
Purple Martin House
Here, there is only an unfinished purple martin house design and it’s open for discussion. Panels which cover all 4 compartment fronts on each side are secured only by inserting in place with no fasteners. We think it will make cleaning and maintenance easier.
Chimney Swifts
Chimney Swifts
No chimney swift tower designs here. There are some on the internet. They are major projects and we are not inclined to draw let alone build one. Chimney swifts seem to find sufficient numbers of abandoned brick and mortar chimneys and are commonly observed most any evening. Chimney swifts are not in the Hirundinidae family, but are included here for their characteristics.

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