Open Nesting Platform

The open nesting platform can be used under porches, eaves and other open shelters. It’s possible any of the platform nesters could use this platform, depending where it’s mounted and each individual species inclination.

Open nesting platform for robins, phoebes, mourning doves, bluejays, song sparrows, catbirds, brown thrashers and house finches.

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

View and print open nesting 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. Carefully select a location that provides a balance of protection from predators, elements, access, visibility, and varying sunlight.

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

Use to simulate an isolated cliff edge on a wall face, where it’s safe from predators. Or mount in low obscure bushes for catbirds, brown thrashers and song sparrows, although a different design might be more easily fastened in the right spot in a bush, possibly with wire.

Remove the nest in late summer or fall after the brood rearing seasons are over.

Birds that may Nest on this Platform

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Open Nesting Platform

Open nesting platform for robins, phoebes, mourning doves, bluejays, song sparrows, catbirds, brown thrashers and house finches.

The open nesting platform can be used under porches, eaves and other open shelters. It’s possible any of the platform nesters could use this platform, depending where it’s mounted and each individual species inclination.

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

View and print open nesting 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. Carefully select a location that provides a balance of protection from predators, elements, access, visibility, and varying sunlight.

Use to simulate an isolated cliff edge on a wall face, where it’s safe from predators. Or mount in low obscure bushes for catbirds, brown thrashers and song sparrows, although a different design might be more easily fastened in the right spot in a bush, possibly with wire.

Remove the nest in late summer or fall after the brood rearing seasons are over.

Birds that may Nest on this Platform

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