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Birdhouse Index

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Birdhouse Index

3/4″ wood stock is the most common. 5/8″ stock where called for can be supplied with fencing material from most lumberyards. 5/8″ stock is used on the smaller nest boxes because 3/4″ stock is too thick and makes them look odd.

 

Wear Eye Protection!

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

 

Use softwood. Cedar is beautiful, easy to work with, is often rough-cut, or simulated so for fencing, which is good for grip, and it endures. When fresh, it has a repellent effect on some insect pests. Pine is also a good, abundant softwood.

Hardwoods are difficult to work with, heavier and more suited to fine joinery used in furniture. It’s more work and not necessary.

 

Hinges are suggested for easy access. Other methods for attaching roofs are just as good. However, most nest boxes are mounted out of reach for most people.

Birdhouse mounting, monitoring and maintenance on ladders are awkward chores that require “three hands”. Convenience increases safety when working at heights.

 

Raptor Bird Houses

Nine Owls, a Hawk, a Falcon and an Osprey

Eastern Screech Owl Birdhouse
American Kestrel & Screech Owl Nest Box
A nest box for eastern and western screech owls, American kestrels and Barrow’s goldeneyes. It has an 8″ by 8″ floor, a 15″ floor to ceiling height and a 3″ diameter entrance hole located 12″ above the floor (to top of hole).
 
Barred Owl House
Barred Owl House
The barred owl nest box has a 12″ by 12″ floor, is 22″ floor to ceiling, and has a 7″ by 7″ entrance hole (with straight cut bottom and sides and an arched top), located 18″ above the floor (to top of hole).
 
Hawk Owl Birdhouse
Hawk Owl Nest Box
This birdhouse will also accommodate Red-Headed & Golden-fronted Woodpeckers. It has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 14″ floor to ceiling height and a 2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor (to top of hole).
Pygmy & Saw-whet Owl Nest Box
Pygmy Owls, Saw-whet Owls, & Flammulated Owls
This birdhouse is generally suitable for saw-whet owls, pygmy owls, flammulated owls, flickers, Lewis’s woodpeckers, & grackles. It has a 7″ by 7″ floor (inside dimensions), 16″ floor to ceiling (inside front), 2 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 14″ above the floor.
 
Boreal Owl Nest Box
Boreal Owl Nest Box
The boreal owl nest box has a 7″ by 7″ floor, a 16″ floor to ceiling height and an entrance hole 2 1/2″ tall by 4 1/2″ wide and 14″ above the floor (to top of hole).
Nesting Platform for Great Horned Owls, Red-tailed Hawks and Ospreys
Platform for Great Horned Owls, Red-tailed Hawks & Ospreys
This platform should be mounted 14′ or higher on a sturdy post or structure on a forest edge or in a clearing adjacent to a tree line. A substantial build and a dangerous height, so find a professional.
 

Raptor Bird Houses

Nine Owls, a Hawk, a Falcon and an Osprey

Eastern Screech Owl Birdhouse
American Kestrel & Screech Owl Nest Box
A nest box for eastern and western screech owls, American kestrels and Barrow’s goldeneyes. It has an 8″ by 8″ floor, a 15″ floor to ceiling height and a 3″ diameter entrance hole located 12″ above the floor (to top of hole).
 
Barred Owl House
Barred Owl House
The barred owl nest box has a 12″ by 12″ floor, is 22″ floor to ceiling, and has a 7″ by 7″ entrance hole (with straight cut bottom and sides and an arched top), located 18″ above the floor (to top of hole).
 
Hawk Owl Birdhouse
Hawk Owl Nest Box
This birdhouse will also accommodate Red-Headed & Golden-fronted Woodpeckers. It has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 14″ floor to ceiling height and a 2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor (to top of hole).
Pygmy & Saw-whet Owl Nest Box
Pygmy Owls, Saw-whet Owls & Flammulated Owls
This birdhouse is generally suitable for saw-whet owls, pygmy owls, flammulated owls, flickers, Lewis’s woodpeckers, & grackles. It has a 7″ by 7″ floor (inside dimensions), 16″ floor to ceiling (inside front), 2 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 14″ above the floor.
 
Boreal Owl Nest Box
Boreal Owl Nest Box
The boreal owl nest box has a 7″ by 7″ floor, a 16″ floor to ceiling height and an entrance hole 2 1/2″ tall by 4 1/2″ wide and 14″ above the floor (to top of hole).
Nesting Platform for Great Horned Owls, Red-tailed Hawks and Ospreys
Platform for Great Horned Owls, Red-tailed Hawks & Ospreys
This platform should be mounted 14′ or higher on a sturdy post or structure on a forest edge or in a clearing adjacent to a tree line. A substantial build and a dangerous height, so find a professional.
 

Raptor Bird Houses

Nine Owls, a Hawk, Falcon & Osprey

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Eastern Screech Owl Birdhouse
American Kestrel & Screech Owl Net Box
A nest box for eastern and western screech owls, American kestrels and Barrow’s goldeneyes. It has an 8″ by 8″ floor, a 15″ floor to ceiling height and a 3″ diameter entrance hole located 12″ above the floor (to top of hole).
 
Barred Owl House
Barred Owl House
The barred owl nest box has a 12″ by 12″ floor, is 22″ floor to ceiling, and has a 7″ by 7″ entrance hole (with straight cut bottom and sides and an arched top), located 18″ above the floor (to top of hole).
Hawk Owl Birdhouse
Hawk Owl Nest Box
This birdhouse will also accommodate Red-Headed & Golden-fronted Woodpeckers. It has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 14″ floor to ceiling height and a 2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor (to top of hole).
Pygmy & Saw-whet Owl Nest Box
Pygmy Owls, Saw-whet Owls & Flammulated Owls
This birdhouse is generally suitable for saw-whet owls, pygmy owls, flammulated owls, flickers, Lewis’s woodpeckers, & grackles. It has a 7″ by 7″ floor (inside dimensions), 16″ floor to ceiling (inside front), 2 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 14″ above the floor.
 
Boreal Owl Nest Box
Boreal Owl Nest Box
The boreal owl nest box has a 7″ by 7″ floor, a 16″ floor to ceiling height and an entrance hole 2 1/2″ tall by 4 1/2″ wide and 14″ above the floor (to top of hole).
Nesting Platform for Great Horned Owls, Red-tailed Hawks and Ospreys
Platform for Great Horned Owls, Red-tailed Hawks & Ospreys
This platform should be mounted 14′ or higher on a sturdy post or structure on a forest edge or in a clearing adjacent to a tree line. A substantial build and a dangerous height, so find a professional.
 

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