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70birds

Birdhouse Plans Index

70birds

Birdhouse Plans Index

Woodpecker Birdhouses

Eight birdhouses and eight birdhouse plans for nine woodpecker species. See how to build and where to install birdhouses for each woodpecker species.

See this nest box page, instructions and building plans
Downy Woodpeckers, Chickadees, Nuthatches & Titmice
Make this nest box for white-breasted and red-breasted nuthatches, black-capped, Carolina, mountain and boreal chickadees, tufted and oak titmice, and downy woodpeckers. See the nest box nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
 
See the Side-Mounted Birdhouse for Chickadees, Wrens, Nuthatches and Titmice
Side-Mounted Nest Box
The volume and 1 3/8″ side entrance hole in this nest box accommodates downy woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and wrens, yet is normally too small for English sparrows.  Visit this nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
 
See this nest box page, instructions and building plans
Red-Headed & Golden-fronted Woodpeckers & Hawk Owls
This Woodpecker-Owl Birdhouse 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.
See this nest box page, instructions and building plans
Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse
The Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 14″ floor to ceiling, and a 2 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor. Cut or drill ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Eastern Bluebird
For Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, place in woodland edges near clearings within the proximity of lowlands and water. This house is also suitable for eastern bluebirds. See each species page for areas where their ranges overlap.
Pileated Woodpecker Birdhouse
Pileated Woodpecker House
This big birdhouse has a 10″ by 10″ floor, a 24″ floor to ceiling height and a 4″ diameter entrance hole located 21″ above the floor. A very dangerous recommended mounting height is 20 feet or higher, so find a professional.
 
Owl - Woodpecker Birdhouse
Owl – Woodpecker Birdhouse
The owl woodpecker birdhouse is generally suitable for flickers, Lewis’s woodpeckers, saw-whet owls, pygmy owls & 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.
 
Hairy Woodpecker Birdhouse
Hairy Woodpecker Birdhouse
This nest box has a 6″ by 6″ floor, a 14″ floor to ceiling height and a 1 5/8″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above th floor. See the nest box nest box page and view or print nest box plans.

Woodpecker Birdhouses

Eight birdhouses and eight birdhouse plans for nine woodpecker species. Print plans and see how to build and where to install birdhouses for each woodpecker species.

See this nest box page, instructions and building plans
Downy Woodpeckers, Chickadees, Nuthatches & Titmice
Make this nest box for white-breasted and red-breasted nuthatches, black-capped, Carolina, mountain and boreal chickadees, tufted and oak titmice, and downy woodpeckers. See the nest box nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
 
See the Side-Mounted Birdhouse for Chickadees, Wrens, Nuthatches and Titmice
Side-Mounted Nest Box
The volume and 1 3/8″ side entrance hole in this nest box accommodates downy woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and wrens, yet is normally too small for English sparrows.  Visit this nest box page and view or print nest box plans.
 
See this nest box page, instructions and building plans
Red-Headed & Golden-fronted Woodpeckers & Hawk Owls
This Woodpecker-Owl Birdhouse 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.
See this nest box page, instructions and building plans
Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse
The Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 14″ floor to ceiling, and a 2 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor. Cut or drill ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Eastern Bluebird
For Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, place in woodland edges near clearings within the proximity of lowlands and water. This house is also suitable for eastern bluebirds. See each species page for areas where their ranges overlap.
Pileated Woodpecker Birdhouse
Pileated Woodpecker House
This big birdhouse has a 10″ by 10″ floor, a 24″ floor to ceiling height and a 4″ diameter entrance hole located 21″ above the floor. A very dangerous recommended mounting height is 20 feet or higher, so find a professional.
 
Owl - Woodpecker Birdhouse
Owl – Woodpecker Birdhouse
The owl woodpecker birdhouse is generally suitable for flickers, Lewis’s woodpeckers, saw-whet owls, pygmy owls & 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.
 
Hairy Woodpecker Birdhouse
Hairy Woodpecker Birdhouse
This nest box has a 6″ by 6″ floor, a 14″ floor to ceiling height and a 1 5/8″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above th floor. See the nest box nest box page and view or print nest box plans.

Woodpecker Birdhouses

Eight Birdhouses
Nine Woodpecker Species

See this nest box page, instructions and building plans
Downies, Chickadees & Nuthatches
Make this nest box for downy woodpeckers, white-breasted and red-breasted nuthatches, black-capped, Carolina, mountain and boreal chickadees and tufted and oak titmice.
See the Side-Mounted Birdhouse for Chickadees, Wrens, Nuthatches and Titmice
Side-Mounted Nest Box
The volume and 1 3/8″ side entrance hole in this nest box accommodates downy woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and wrens, yet is normally too small for English sparrows.
 
See this nest box page, instructions and building plans
Red-Headed & Golden-fronted Woodpeckers & Hawk Owls
The Woodpecker-Owl Birdhouse 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.
See this nest box page, instructions and building plans
Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse
The Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 14″ floor to ceiling, and a 2 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor. Cut or drill ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Birdhouse
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
For yellow-bellied sapsuckers, place in woodland edges near clearings within the proximity of lowlands and water. This house is also suitable for eastern bluebirds. See each species page for areas where their ranges overlap.
Pileated Woodpecker Birdhouse
Pileated Woodpecker House
This big birdhouse has a 10″ by 10″ floor, a 24″ floor to ceiling height and a 4″ diameter entrance hole located 21″ above the floor. A very dangerous recommended mounting height is 20 feet or higher, so find a professional.
 
Owl - Woodpecker Birdhouse
Owl – Woodpecker Birdhouse
The owl woodpecker birdhouse is generally suitable for flickers, Lewis’s woodpeckers, saw-whet owls, pygmy owls & 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.
Hairy Woodpecker Birdhouse
Hairy Woodpecker Birdhouse
This nest box has a 6″ by 6″ floor, a 14″ floor to ceiling height and a 1 5/8″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above th floor. See the nest box nest box page and view or print nest box plans.

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