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.

Mount on a tree or post in a secluded area in woodlands between four and ten feet high with partial sun and 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

Cedar birdhouse for ash-throated flycatchers.

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.

Drawing of an ash-throated flycatcher birdhouse.

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.

Birdhouse plans and dimensions for ash-throated flycatchers. Select to view or print.

Mount on a tree or post in a secluded area in woodlands between four and ten feet high with partial sun and 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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