Red-Headed Woodpecker Birdhouse

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Golden-fronted Woodpeckers & Hawk Owls

Dimensions of this nest box are generally suitable for red-headed woodpeckers, golden-fronted woodpeckers and hawk owls. It is constructed with red cedar. Wood stock is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.

It has a 6″ by 6″ floor (inside dimensions), 14″ floor to ceiling (inside front), 2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor (to top of hole) and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

A hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Brass shutter hooks secure roof in closed position. Always use corrosion resistant screws and 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.

Red-headed woodpecker birdhouse made of cedar.
Species birdhouse dimensions for red-headed woodpeckers, golden-fronted woodpeckers and hawk owls.
The back wall panel extends beyond both top and bottom to provide for mounting holes (usually to a tree or post) and a third mounting hole can be drilled inside the box just under the roof. Stagger these holes so that all are not in line along a single wood grain which can weaken and cause wood to split.
View and print birdhouse plans.
Locate in a woodland edge or clearing. Mount at least ten feet high. Place some wood chips (not sawdust) on the floor.
Installations out of reach and much further should be installed and maintained by professionals with the right equipment and experience: carpenters, electricians, line workers, etc.

House Sparrows and Starlings may also use this nest box.

See each species page for habitat, nesting habits and ranges.

Birds that Nest in this Birdhouse

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A Birdhouse for Red-Headed & Golden-fronted Woodpeckers & Hawk Owl

Red-headed woodpecker birdhouse made of cedar.
Dimensions of this nest box are generally suitable for red-headed woodpeckers, golden-fronted woodpeckers and hawk owls. It is constructed with red cedar. Wood stock is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.

It has a 6″ by 6″ floor (inside dimensions), 14″ floor to ceiling (inside front), 2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor (to top of hole) and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Species birdhouse dimensions for red-headed woodpeckers, golden-fronted woodpeckers and hawk owls.
A hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Brass shutter hooks secure roof in closed position. Always use corrosion resistant screws and 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.

The back wall panel extends beyond both top and bottom to provide for mounting holes (usually to a tree or post) and a third mounting hole can be drilled inside the box just under the roof. Stagger these holes so that all are not in line along a single wood grain which can weaken and cause wood to split.
View or print birdhouse plans.
Locate in a woodland edge or clearing. Mount at least ten feet high. Place some wood chips (not sawdust) on the floor.
Installations out of reach and much further should be installed and maintained by professionals with the right equipment and experience: carpenters, electricians, line workers, etc.

House Sparrows and Starlings may also use this nest box.

See each species pages for habitat, nesting habits and ranges.

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