This nest box is
constructed with Red Cedar. Wood stock is rough-cut on both sides so
birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.
It has a 4" by 4" floor
(inside dimensions), 9" floor to ceiling (inside front), 1 1/4" diameter
entrance hole located 7" 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. Shutter hooks secure roof in
closed position. Pilot holes in both primary and secondary work
pieces makes for easy assembly with a screwdriver in
Mount on a tree, post, fence
or wall between four and twelve feet high with partial sun and shade (see
each particular bird species page for specific habitat and mounting
Remove the nest in late
summer or fall after the brood rearing seasons are
See assembly instructions
and complete plans below.