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70birds

Birdhouse Plans Index

70birds

Birdhouse Plans Index

Phoebe Platform Shelter

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

Make this platform shelter from cedar, pine, or almost any softwood.

Platform made of pine for phoebes and robins.

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.

Print or just view phoebe plans and dimensions.

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 on this Platform

Visit the Say's phoebe species page.
Visit the eastern phoebe species page.
Visit the Carolina wren species page.
Visit the house finch species page.

Phoebe Platform Shelter

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Platform made of pine for phoebes and robins.

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

Make this platform shelter from cedar, pine, or almost any softwood.

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.

Print or just view phoebe plans and dimensions.

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 on this Platform

Visit the Say's phoebe species page.
Visit the eastern phoebe species page.
Visit the Carolina wren species page.
Visit the house finch species page.

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Phoebe Platform Shelter

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

Make this platform shelter from cedar, pine, or almost any softwood.

Platform made of pine for phoebes and robins.

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.

Print or just view phoebe plans and dimensions.

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 on this Platform

Visit the Say's phoebe species page.
Visit the eastern phoebe species page.
Visit the Carolina wren species page.
Visit the house finch species page.