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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.

 

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.

 

Wear Eye Protection!

Eye injuries are the most common serious injury and the most easily prevented.

 

Use a hand held screwdriver to assemble work pieces. This allows the crafts person to feel and better judge appropriate hole sizes and snugness to prevent stripping and splitting wood.

 

Prothonotary Warbler Birdhouse

Build the prothonotary warbler birdhouse with red cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood. Use wood rough-cut on both sides so that birds can grip both interior and exterior surfaces.

Make a 5″ by 5″ floor (inside dimensions) and a 6″ floor to ceiling height (inside front). Drill a 1 1/8″ diameter entrance hole located 5″ above the floor (to top of hole). Cut or drill ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Attach a hinged roof for easy access to monitor and clean. Use shutter hooks to secure roof in closed position. Or make a fixed roof and side opening doors. 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 also makes for easy assembly in minutes with a power or hand held screwdriver.

Cedar birdhouse for prothonotary warblers.
Species birdhouse dimensions for prothonotary warblers.

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 prothonotary warbler birdhouse plans.

Mount this nest box in forests, groves or yards on a tree, stump, or post over water from waist level up to an extended reach, higher if it might be disturbed by the curious. Also see the prothonotary warbler species page.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past. Store or leave the box installed and allow it to winter over clean and dry – it might be used as a winter warmer by various birds in colder northern regions.

Siberian chickadees, chestnut-backed chickadees, pygmy nuthatches and brown-headed nuthatches may also use this nest box.

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Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box

Build the prothonotary warbler birdhouse with red cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood. Use wood rough-cut on both sides so that birds can grip both interior and exterior surfaces.

Make a 5″ by 5″ floor (inside dimensions) and a 6″ floor to ceiling height (inside front). Drill a 1 1/8″ diameter entrance hole located 5″ above the floor (to top of hole). Cut or drill ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Attach a hinged roof for easy access to monitor and clean. Use shutter hooks to secure roof in closed position. Or make a fixed roof and side opening doors. 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 also 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 Prothonotary Warbler Birdhouse Plans

Mount this nest box in forests, groves or yards on a tree, stump, or post over water from waist level up to an extended reach, higher if it might be disturbed by the curious. Also see the prothonotary warbler species page.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past. Store or leave the box installed and allow it to winter over clean and dry – it might be used as a winter warmer by various birds in colder regions.

Siberian chickadees, chestnut-backed chickadees, pygmy nuthatches and brown-headed nuthatches may also use this nest box.

Visit the prothonotary warbler species page.

Prothonotary Warbler Birdhouse

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Build the prothonotary warbler birdhouse with red cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood.

Use wood rough-cut on both sides so that birds can grip both interior and exterior surfaces.

Make a 5″ by 5″ floor (inside dimensions) and a 6″ floor to ceiling height (inside front). 

Drill a 1 1/8″ diameter entrance hole located 5″ above the floor (to top of hole). Cut or drill ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Attach a hinged roof for easy access to monitor and clean. Use shutter hooks to secure roof in closed position. Or make a fixed roof and side opening doors.

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 also 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 Prothonotary Warbler Birdhouse Plans

Mount this nest box in forests, groves or yards on a tree, stump, or post over water from waist level up to an extended reach, higher if it might be disturbed by the curious. Also see the prothonotary warbler species page.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past. Store or leave the box installed and allow it to winter over clean and dry – it might be used as a winter warmer by various birds in colder regions.

Siberian chickadees, chestnut-backed chickadees, pygmy nuthatches and brown-headed nuthatches may also use this nest box.

Visit the prothonotary warbler species page.

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