Phoebe Platform

The phoebe platform for eastern phoebes and Say’s phoebes has approximately a 6″ by 6″ base, approximately a 6″ ceiling, an open front and partially open sides.

Make from cedar, pine, or almost any softwood.

Platform made of pine for phoebes and robins.
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.
Print or just view phoebe plans and dimensions.
Mount platform on the side of a garage, shed or porch under open shelter or an eave over looking both open spaces and foliage in your back yard from seven to twelve feet high. Carefully select a location that provides a balance of protection from predators and elements, access and visibility. If location is under a roof, use an open platform.

Do not mount in a tree. Make sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb do not provide access to the nest. The purpose of a platform is to simulate an isolated cliff edge on a wall face. It’s usually safe from predators and they can survey a wide area from their roost.

Phoebes also like bird baths.

Song Sparrows and Carolina Wrens may also use this nesting platform. It’s possible Robins, Blue Jays and Doves could use this platform, although slightly larger platforms are more suitable. Catbirds and Brown Thrashers occasionally nest on platforms, although they may prefer an open platform placed in foliage. See discussion on platform nesters and individual species pages.
Birds that Nest on this Platform

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Phoebe Platform

Pine platform for phoebes and robiins
The phoebe platform for eastern phoebes and Say’s phoebes has approximately a 6″ by 6″ base, approximately a 6″ ceiling, an open front and partially open sides.

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.

Mount platform on the side of a garage, shed or porch under open shelter or an eave over looking both open spaces and foliage in your back yard from seven to twelve feet high.

Carefully select a location that provides a balance of protection from predators and elements, access and visibility. If location is under a roof, use an open platform.

Print or just view phoebe platform plans.
Do not mount in a tree. Make sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb do not provide access to the nest. The purpose of a platform is to simulate an isolated cliff edge on a wall face. It’s usually safe from predators and they can survey a wide area from their roost.

Phoebes also like bird baths.

Song Sparrows and Carolina Wrens may also use this nesting platform. It’s possible Robins, Blue Jays and Doves could use this platform, although slightly larger platforms are more suitable. Catbirds and Brown Thrashers occasionally nest on platforms, although they may prefer an open platform placed in foliage. See discussion on platform nesters and individual species pages.
Birds that Nest on this Platform

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