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You shouldn’t have to pay for any wood if you keep your eyes peeled. Watch for wood scrap piles at fence and home construction sites. These are good sources for the small sizes usually needed for bird houses.

 

Wear Eye Protection!

Eye injuries are the most common serious injury and the most easily prevented.

 

Clean and disinfect nest boxes with a 5% bleach and 95% water mix after the brooding season to prevent spread of disease and parasites. Use rubber gloves, eye protection, spray bottles, and sponges to completely saturate nest box interiors.

 

3/4″ wood stock is the most common. 5/8″ stock where called for can be supplied with fencing material from most lumberyards. 5/8″ stock is used on the smaller nest boxes because 3/4″ stock is too thick and makes them look odd.

 

Ash-throated Flycatcher Birdhouse

The ash-throated flycatcher nest box is constructed with red cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood. Wood rough-cut on both sides is best so that birds can grip both interior and exterior surfaces.

The design has a 6″ by 6″ floor (inside dimensions), 9″ floor to ceiling (inside front), 1 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor (to top of hole) and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

A hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Brass shutter hooks secure the roof in a closed position. Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

Drilling countersunk pilot holes in primary and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces reduces a tendency for wood to split and makes for easy assembly in minutes with a power or hand held screwdriver.

Photo of a birdhouse made with cedar and corrosion resistant screws.
Ash-throated Flycatcher Nest Box

The back wall panel extends beyond both top and bottom to provide for mounting holes (usually to a tree or post) and a third mounting hole can be drilled inside the box just under the roof. Stagger these holes so that all are not in line along a single wood grain which can weaken and cause wood to split.

Drawings with dimensions for a birdhouse for ash-throated flycatchers. Select to view or print complete plans.

Ash-throated Flycatchers typically construct nests in tree cavities or use abandoned woodpecker holes, favoring deciduous trees, such as cottonwoods, willows, and oaks. They line the cavities with grass, bark strips, and feathers, creating a shallow cup-like structure for their eggs.

They seldom use nest boxes but are known to sometimes when available.

Mount this nest box on a tree or post in a secluded area in a forest, field edge, or open woodlands near a stream or wetland between 8 and 15 feet high with partial sun & shade. Out of reach is best to deter the curious unless it is well concealed.

Remove and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past. Store clean and dry.

Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens, Tree and Violet Green Swallows (and sparrows!) may use this nest box.

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Ash-throated Flycatcher Birdhouse

The ash-throated flycatcher nest box is constructed with red cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood. Wood rough-cut on both sides is best so that birds can grip both interior and exterior surfaces.

The design has a 6″ by 6″ floor (inside dimensions), 9″ floor to ceiling (inside front), 1 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor (to top of hole) and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

A hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Brass shutter hooks secure the roof in a closed position. Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

Drilling countersunk pilot holes in primary and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces reduces a tendency for wood to split and makes for easy assembly in minutes with a power or hand held screwdriver.

The back wall panel extends beyond both top and bottom to provide for mounting holes (usually to a tree or post) and a third mounting hole can be drilled inside the box just under the roof. Stagger these holes so that all are not in line along a single wood grain which can weaken and cause wood to split.

View or Print Birdhouse Plans

Ash-throated Flycatchers typically construct nests in tree cavities or use abandoned woodpecker holes, favoring deciduous trees, such as cottonwoods, willows, and oaks. They line the cavities with grass, bark strips, and feathers, creating a shallow cup-like structure for their eggs.

They seldom use nest boxes but are known to sometimes when available

Mount this nest box on a tree or post in a secluded area in a forest, field edge, or open woodlands near a stream or wetland between 8 and 15 feet high with partial sun & shade. Out of reach is best to deter the curious unless it is well concealed.

Remove and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past. Store clean and dry.

Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens, Tree and Violet Green Swallows (and sparrows!) may use this nest box.

Painting of an Ash-throated Flycatcher. Select to view species facts.

Ash-throated Flycatcher Birdhouse

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The ash-throated flycatcher nest box is constructed with red cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood. Wood rough-cut on both sides is best so that birds can grip both interior and exterior surfaces.

The design has a 6″ by 6″ floor (inside dimensions), 9″ floor to ceiling (inside front), 1 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor (to top of hole) and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

A hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Brass shutter hooks secure the roof in a closed position. Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

Drilling countersunk pilot holes in primary and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces reduces a tendency for wood to split and makes for easy assembly in minutes with a power or hand held screwdriver.

The back wall panel extends beyond both top and bottom to provide for mounting holes (usually to a tree or post) and a third mounting hole can be drilled inside the box just under the roof.

Stagger these holes so that all are not in line along a single wood grain which can weaken and cause wood to split.

View or Print Ash-throated Flycatcher Birdhouse Plans

Ash-throated Flycatchers typically construct nests in tree cavities or use abandoned woodpecker holes, favoring deciduous trees, such as cottonwoods, willows, and oaks. They line the cavities with grass, bark strips, and feathers, creating a shallow cup-like structure for their eggs.

They seldom use nest boxes but are known to sometimes when available

Mount this nest box on a tree or post in a secluded area in a forest, field edge, or open woodlands near a stream or wetland between 8 and 15 feet high with partial sun & shade.

Out of reach is best to deter the curious unless it is well concealed.

Remove and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past. Store clean and dry.

Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens, Tree and Violet Green Swallows (and sparrows!) may use this nest box.

Painting of an Ash-throated Flycatcher. Select to view species facts.

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