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That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans

8 birdhouse plans for 9 woodpecker species. Print or just view on a mobile device.

Downy Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Downy Woodpecker Nest Box Plans
Make this box with red 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. Attach a hinged roof to provide easy access to the interior.
 
Red-headed  & Golden-fronted Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Red-headed & Golden-fronted Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Dimensions of this nest box are generally suitable for red-headed woodpeckers, golden-fronted woodpeckers and hawk owls. It is constructed with red cedar. Wood stock is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.
 
Pileated Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Pileated Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Build the pileated woodpecker birdhouse with cedar, pine or most any softwood. Choose wood stock that is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces. Drill or cut ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.
 
Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
The nest box for red-bellied woodpeckers has a hinged roof for monitoring and cleaning. Shutter hooks secure the roof in a closed position. Drill countersunk pilot holes and always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.
Northern Flicker & Lewis’s Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Northern Flicker & Lewis’s Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
This birdhouse is generally suitable for northern flickers, Lewis’s woodpeckers, saw-whet owls, pygmy owls & grackles. See each species page for habits, geographic ranges and optimum locations and placement.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse Plans
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse Plans
For Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, place in woodland edges near clearings within the proximity of lowlands and water. Mount from just out of reach to twenty feet – no more than can safely be reached and returned to for yearly maintenance.
Hairy Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Hairy Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
See the hairy woodpecker species page for habits and ranges. Mount 12 feet or higher on a tree in a forest, forest edge, or grove. This is a significant height. It should be installed and maintained by professionals: carpenters, electricians, line workers.
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 downy woodpeckers as well as chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and swallows.
See the Song Bird Feeder Plans for Chickadees, Nuthatches, House Finches and More
Song Bird Feeder Plans
The songbird feeder accommodates six feeding birds at one time in six squirrel proof 1″ diameter x 3/4″ deep holes each above a single perch.

Fill with most any type of feed: sunflowers, thistle, corn, peanuts, millet or mixed.

Print plans or just view on a phone in your workspace.

 
See the Castle Bird Feeder Plans for Chickadees, Nuthatches, House Finches and More
Castle Bird Feeder Plans
Make with durable 3/4″ thick smooth surface pine, rough cut cedar or other softwood and corrosion resistant screws.

Minimizes food waste by maintaining the surface of the seeds inside and below the holes.

Feed sunflowers, thistle, corn, peanuts, millet or mixed seeds.

 

Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans

8 birdhouse plans for 9 woodpecker species. Print or just view on a mobile device.

Downy Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Downy Woodpecker Nest Box Plans
Make this box with red 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. Attach a hinged roof to provide easy access to the interior.
 
Red-headed  & Golden-fronted Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Red-headed & Golden-fronted Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Dimensions of this nest box are generally suitable for red-headed woodpeckers, golden-fronted woodpeckers and hawk owls. It is constructed with red cedar. Wood stock is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.
Pileated Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Pileated Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Build the pileated woodpecker birdhouse with cedar, pine or most any softwood. Choose wood stock that is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces. Drill or cut ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.
Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
The nest box for red-bellied woodpeckers has a hinged roof for monitoring and cleaning. Shutter hooks secure the roof in a closed position. Drill countersunk pilot holes and always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.
Northern Flicker & Lewis’s Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Northern Flicker & Lewis’s Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
This birdhouse is generally suitable for northern flickers, Lewis’s woodpeckers, saw-whet owls, pygmy owls & grackles. See each species page for habits, geographic ranges and optimum locations and placement.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse Plans
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse Plans
For Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, place in woodland edges near clearings within the proximity of lowlands and water. Mount from just out of reach to twenty feet – no more than can safely be reached and returned to for yearly maintenance.
Hairy Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Hairy Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
See the hairy woodpecker species page for habits and ranges. Mount 12 feet or higher on a tree in a forest, forest edge, or grove. This is a significant height. It should be installed and maintained by professionals: carpenters, electricians, line workers.
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 downy woodpeckers as well as chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and swallows.
 
See the Song Bird Feeder Plans for Chickadees, Nuthatches, House Finches and More
Song Bird Feeder Plans
The songbird feeder accommodates six feeding birds at one time in six squirrel proof 1″ diameter x 3/4″ deep holes each above a single perch.

Fill with most any type of feed: sunflowers, thistle, corn, peanuts, millet or mixed.

Print plans or just view on a phone in your workspace.

 
See the Castle Bird Feeder Plans for Chickadees, Nuthatches, House Finches and More
Castle Bird Feeder Plans
Make with durable 3/4″ thick smooth surface pine, rough cut cedar or other softwood and corrosion resistant screws.

Minimizes food waste by maintaining the surface of the seeds inside and below the holes.

Feed sunflowers, thistle, corn, peanuts, millet or mixed seeds.

 

Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans

8 Plans, 9 Woodpecker Species

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Downy Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Downy Woodpecker Nest Box Plans
Make this box with red 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. Attach a hinged roof to provide easy access to the interior.
Red-headed  & Golden-fronted Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Red-headed & Golden-fronted Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Dimensions of this nest box are generally suitable for red-headed woodpeckers, golden-fronted woodpeckers and hawk owls. It is constructed with red cedar. Wood stock is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.
Pileated Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Pileated Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Build the pileated woodpecker birdhouse with cedar, pine or most any softwood. Choose wood stock that is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces. Drill or cut ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.
Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
The nest box for red-bellied woodpeckers has a hinged roof for monitoring and cleaning. Shutter hooks secure the roof in a closed position. Drill countersunk pilot holes and always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.
Northern Flicker & Lewis’s Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Northern Flicker & Lewis’s Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
This birdhouse is generally suitable for northern flickers, Lewis’s woodpeckers, saw-whet owls, pygmy owls & grackles. See each species page for habits, geographic ranges and optimum locations and placement.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse Plans
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse Plans
For Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, place in woodland edges near clearings within the proximity of lowlands and water. Mount from just out of reach to twenty feet – no more than can safely be reached and returned to for yearly maintenance.
Hairy Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
Hairy Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans
See the hairy woodpecker species page for habits and ranges. Mount 12 feet or higher on a tree in a forest, forest edge, or grove. This is a significant height. It should be installed and maintained by professionals: carpenters, electricians, line workers.
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 downy woodpeckers as well as chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and swallows.
See the Song Bird Feeder Plans for Chickadees, Nuthatches, House Finches and More
Song Bird Feeder Plans
The songbird feeder accommodates six feeding birds at one time in six squirrel proof 1″ diameter x 3/4″ deep holes each above a single perch.

Fill with most any type of feed: sunflowers, thistle, corn, peanuts, millet or mixed.

Print plans or just view on a phone in your workspace.

See the Castle Bird Feeder Plans for Chickadees, Nuthatches, House Finches and More
Castle Bird Feeder Plans
Make with durable 3/4″ thick smooth surface pine, rough cut cedar or other softwood and corrosion resistant screws.

Minimizes food waste by maintaining the surface of the seeds inside and below the holes.

Feed sunflowers, thistle, corn, peanuts, millet or mixed seeds.

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