Robin Platform

The Robin platform has an 8″ by 8″ base, approximately an 8″ ceiling, an open front and partially open sides.

Make from cedar, pine, or almost any softwood. Always use corrosion resistant screws and other hardware.

The robin platform is for robins, mourning doves, blue jays, phoebes and house finches.

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.

View and print robins platform plans.

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. 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. When robins nest in trees they usually place their nests out on limbs where some predators cannot climb. The purpose of a platform is to simulate an isolated cliff edge on a wall face. It’s usually safe from predators and they can survey a wide area from their roost.

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

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Robin Platform

Robin platform for robins, mourning doves, blue jays, phoebes and house finches.

The Robin platform has an 8″ by 8″ base, approximately an 8″ ceiling, an open front and partially open sides.

Make from cedar, pine, or almost any softwood. Always use corrosion resistant screws and other 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.

View and print robin platform plans.

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. 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. When robins nest in trees they usually place their nests out on limbs where some predators cannot climb. The purpose of a platform is to simulate an isolated cliff edge on a wall face. It’s usually safe from predators and they can survey a wide area from their roost.

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

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