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Make pilot holes slightly larger in the primary work piece (first piece in which the screw is inserted) such that screws can be turned in easily without leaving room for movement.

Screws should be more snug in secondary work pieces so that screws can be tightened, but not so tight as to split the wood or to strip the hole and loosen the screw.

 

Design nest boxes with clear and easy access to their interior. Bird houses need to be be cleaned and disinfected after the brooding season to be certain that parasites, their eggs and larvae are completely eliminated.

 

Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware. Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces (first piece the screw is inserted into). Drill regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces.

 

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.

 

Mourning Dove Platform Shelter

The slightly larger design with gable roof provides extra head room for the larger platform nesters: doves, blue jays and robins.

Robins are far more easily attracted to platforms than are mourning doves and blue jays.

Mourning Dove Platform Shelter Made With Pine Wood

This platform has an 8″ by 8″ base, approximately an 8″ ceiling, an open front and partially open sides. Make from cedar, pine, or almost any softwood. Always use corrosion resistant screws and other hardware.

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces (first work piece which the screws are inserted) and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces. This reduces a tendency for wood to split and makes for easy assembly in minutes with a power or hand held screwdriver.

View and print mourning dove platform plans.

Mount this platform on the side of a garage or shed over looking both open spaces and foliage in your back yard from seven to fifteen feet high where birds are safe from predators and they can survey a wide area from their roost.

Carefully select a location that provides a balance of protection from predators, elements, access and visibility. Make sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb do not provide access to the nest.

Do not mount in a tree. The purpose of a nesting platform is to simulate an isolated cliff crevice. A platform shelter mounted on a wall away from objects that help predators gain access serves this purpose.

Sometimes platform nesters like the shelter of a porch roof. If placement is under a roof or eave, try the open platform with no roof. See discussion on platform nesters and individual species pages.

Remove the nest after the brood rearing seasons are over.

Birds that May Nest in this Birdhouse

Visit the American robin species page.
Visit the blue jay species page.
Visit the mourning dove species page.
Visit the Say's phoebe species page.
Visit the eastern phoebe species page.
Visit the house finch species page.

Mourning Dove Platform Shelter

The slightly larger design with gable roof provides extra head room for the larger platform nesters: doves, blue jays and robins.

Robins are far more easily attracted to platforms than are mourning doves and blue jays.

Mourning dove platform for robins, doves and blue jays.

This platform has an 8″ by 8″ base, approximately an 8″ ceiling, an open front and partially open sides. Make from cedar, pine, or almost any softwood. Always use corrosion resistant screws and other hardware.

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces (first work piece which the screws are inserted) and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces. This reduces a tendency for wood to split and makes for easy assembly in minutes with a power or hand held screwdriver.

View and print mourning dove platform plans.

Mount this platform on the side of a garage or shed over looking both open spaces and foliage in your back yard from seven to fifteen feet high where birds are safe from predators and they can survey a wide area from their roost.

Carefully select a location that provides a balance of protection from predators, elements, access and visibility. Make sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb do not provide access to the nest.

Do not mount in a tree. The purpose of a nesting platform is to simulate an isolated cliff crevice. A platform shelter mounted on a wall away from objects that help predators gain access serves this purpose.

Sometimes platform nesters like the shelter of a porch roof. If placement is under a roof or eave, try the open platform with no roof. See discussion on platform nesters and individual species pages.

Remove the nest after the brood rearing seasons are over.

Birds that May Nest in this Birdhouse

Visit the American robin species page.
Visit the blue jay species page.
Visit the mourning dove species page.
Visit the Say's phoebe species page.
Visit the eastern phoebe species page.
Visit the house finch species page.

Mourning Dove Platform Shelter

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Mourning dove platform for doves, robins, blue jays, phoebes and house finches.

The slightly larger design with gable roof provides extra head room for the larger platform nesters: doves, blue jays and robins.

Robins are far more easily attracted to platforms than are mourning doves and blue jays.

This platform has an 8″ by 8″ base, approximately an 8″ ceiling, an open front and partially open sides.

Make from cedar, pine, or almost any softwood. Always use corrosion resistant screws and other hardware.

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces (first work piece in which the screws are inserted) and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces.

This reduces a tendency for wood to split and makes for easy assembly in minutes with a power or hand held screwdriver.

View and print mourning dove platform plans.

Mount this platform on the side of a garage or shed over looking both open spaces and foliage in your back yard from seven to fifteen feet high where birds are safe from predators and they can survey a wide area from their roost.

Carefully select a location that provides a balance of protection from predators, elements, access and visibility.

Make sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb do not provide access to the nest.

Do not mount in a tree. The purpose of a nesting platform is to simulate an isolated cliff crevice. A platform shelter mounted on a wall away from objects that help predators gain access serves this purpose.

Sometimes platform nesters like the shelter of a porch roof. If placement is under a roof or eave, try the open platform with no roof. See discussion on platform nesters and individual species pages.

Remove the nest after the brood rearing seasons are over.​

Birds that May Nest in this Birdhouse

Visit the American robin species page.
Visit the blue jay species page.
Visit the mourning dove species page.
Visit the Say's phoebe species page.
Visit the eastern phoebe species page.
Visit the house finch species page.

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