Great Crested Flycatcher Birdhouse

Build the Great-crested Flycatcher birdhouse with cedar, pine, or most any soft wood. Use wood rough-cut on both sides so that birds can grip both interior and exterior surfaces.

Make a 6″ by 6″ floor (inside dimensions) and a 9″ floor to ceiling height (inside front). Cut a 1 3/4″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor (to top of hole). Drill or cut ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Attach a hinged roof for easy access to monitor and clean. Or make a fixed roof and Side Opening Doors. Use brass shutter hooks to secure roof in closed position. Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

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

Photo of a great crested flycatcher birdhouse made with cedar.
Wire diagram with great crested flycatcher birdhouse species dimensions.

Extend the back wall panel beyond both top and bottom. Drill pilot holes in these long panels for mounting. Drill an extra mounting hole inside the box just under the roof. Stagger these holes so that all are not in line along a single wood grain. Holes in line with grain can weaken and cause wood to split.

View or print great crested flycatcher birdhouse plans.

Mount on a tree or post in a secluded area in woodlands between six and ten feet high with partial sun and shade. Place it of reach if it might be disturbed.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past. Store or leave the box installed during winter. Birds might use it for a warmer.

Woodpeckers and other birds may also use this nest box. Monitor this house. House sparrows like birdhouses with larger entrance holes.

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Great Crested Flycatcher Birdhouse

Photo of a great crested flycatcher birdhouse made with cedar.

Build the Great-crested Flycatcher birdhouse with cedar, pine, or most any soft wood. Use wood rough-cut on both sides so that birds can grip both interior and exterior surfaces.

Make a 6″ by 6″ floor (inside dimensions) and a 9″ floor to ceiling height (inside front). Cut a 1 3/4″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor (to top of hole). Drill or cut ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Wire diagram with great crested flycatcher birdhouse species dimensions.

Attach a hinged roof for easy access to monitor and clean. Or make a fixed roof and Side Opening Doors. Use brass shutter hooks to secure roof in closed position. Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

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

Extend the back wall panel beyond both top and bottom. Drill pilot holes in these long panels for mounting. Drill an extra mounting hole inside the box just under the roof.

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

View or print great crested flycatcher birdhouse plans.

Mount on a tree or post in a secluded area in woodlands between six and ten feet high with partial sun and shade. Place it of reach if it might be disturbed.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past. Store or leave the box installed during winter. Birds might use it for a warmer.

Woodpeckers and other birds may also use this nest box. Monitor this house. House sparrows like birdhouses with larger entrance holes.

Visit the great crested flycatcher species page.

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