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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.

 

You shouldn’t have to pay for any wood if you keep your eyes peeled. Watch for wood scrap piles at fence and home construction sites. These are good sources for the small sizes usually needed for bird houses.

 

Wear Eye Protection!

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

 

Design nest boxes with clear and easy access to their interior. Bird houses need to be be cleaned and disinfected after the brooding season to be certain that parasites, their eggs and larvae are completely eliminated.

 

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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