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Bird House Dimensions

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** List of suggested Bird House Dimensions for nest boxes.

Species Box
Floor
Inches
Box
Height
Inches
Entrance
Height
Inches
Entrance
Diameter
Inches
Placement
Height
Feet
American Robin * 7×8 8 6-15
Eastern & Western Bluebird 5×5 8-12 6-10 1-1/2 4-6
Mountain Bluebird 5×5 8-12 6-10 1-1/2 4-6
Chickadees 4×4 8-10 6-8 1-1/8 4-15
Titmice 4×4 10-12 6-10 1-1/4 5-15
Ash-throated Flycatcher 6×6 8-12 6-10 1-1/2 5-15
Great Crested Flycatcher 6×6 8-12 6-10 1-1/2 5-15
Phoebes * 6×6 6 8-12
Brown-headed Pygmy 4×4 8-10 6-8 1-1/4 5-15
Red-breasted Nuthatch 4×4 8-10 6-8 1-1/4 5-15
White-breasted Nuthatch 4×4 8-10 6-8 1-3/8 5-15
Prothonotary Warbler 5×5 6 4-5 1-1/8 4-8
Barn Swallow * 6×6 6 8-12
Purple Martin 6×6 6 1-2 2-1/4 6-20
Tree and Violet-Green Swallows 5×5 6-8 4-6 1-1/2 5-15
Downy Woodpecker 4×4 8-10 6-8 1-1/4 5-15
Hairy Woodpecker 6×6 12-15 9-12 1-1/2 8-20
Lewis’s Woodpecker 7×7 16-18 14-16 2-1/2 12-20
Northern Flicker 7×7 16-18 14-16 2-1/2 6-20
Pileated Woodpecker 8×8 16-24 12-20 15-20
Red-Headed Woodpecker 6×6 12-15 9-12 2 10-20
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 5×5 12-15 9-12 1-1/2 10-20
Bewick’s 4×4 6-8 4-6 1-1/4 5-10
House wrens 4×4 6-8 4-6 1-1/4 5-10
Carolina Wren 4×4 6-8 4-6 1-1/4 5-10
Barn Owls 10×18 15-18 4 6 12-18
Screech Owls 8×8 12-15 9-12 3 10-30
Kestrel 8×8 12-15 9-12 3 10-30
Wood Ducks 10×18 10-24 12-16 4 10-20
Osprey 48×48 platform
Red-tailed Hawk 24×24 platform
Great Horned Owl 24×24 platform

 

Use nesting shelf, platform with three sides and an open front
** Source U.S. Fish and WildLife Website

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