Carolina Wren

Nest box Plan and Information

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Carolina Wren
© Kurt Hasselman
Construction difficulty:
kid-friendly
simple

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Nesting Range

Carolina Wren Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Forest
  • Open Woodland
  • Shrub

Attach Nest Box To

  • Building

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:
3ft
6ft

3–6 feet

Minimum Spacing:

330 feet

Facing:

Any

Nest Box Measurements

Entrance Hole:

2 1/2" high x 5" wide

Depth:

7"

Width & Length:

5"

6 1/2"

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Helpful Tips

  • Near homes, Carolina Wrens are versatile nesters, making use of flowerpots, mailboxes, propane-tank covers, and a variety of other items. Their nests have even been found in old coat pockets and boots. Nesting boxes offer wrens a more convenient (for you) place to put their nest, and can be placed so that they are safer from predators.
  • Carolina Wrens may also use nest boxes put out for other species, but this design is a "pseudocavity" which appeals to their tendency to select partially-enclosed areas.
  • Nest boxes may also be used for winter roosting and should therefore be left up during winter in colder climates.

Did you know that NestWatch is seeking more data on this species?

Learn about Carolina Wren here.