Bufflehead

Nest box Plan and Information

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Bufflehead
© Glenn Bartley
Construction difficulty:
moderate

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Nesting Range

Bufflehead Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Lake

Attach Nest Box To

  • Pole
  • Post

Known Nesting Period

Not Nesting
Some Nesting Occurence
Nesting in Most of Range
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Source: BNA Online

Nest Box Placement

Nest Height:
5ft
10ft

5–10 feet

Minimum Spacing:

245 feet

Facing:

Toward water

Nest Box Measurements

Entrance Hole:

3"

Depth:

14"

Width & Length:

10"

11 3/4"

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Helpful Tips

  • Place box in forested area dominated by conifers (rather than in open areas) to minimize competition with other cavity-nesting birds, especially European Starling.
  • Locate nest box on land near water's edge.
  • Place several inches of wood shavings in box bottom.