Common Goldeneye

Nest box Plan and Information

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Common Goldeneye
© Joshua Clark
Construction difficulty:
moderate

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Nesting Range

Common Goldeneye Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Forest
  • Lake
  • Marsh

Attach Nest Box To

  • Dead Tree
  • Live tree
  • 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:
6ft
30ft

6–30 feet

Minimum Spacing:

1 box every 2/3 mile

Facing:

Toward Water

Nest Box Measurements

Entrance Hole:

3 1/4" high x 4 1/4" wide

Depth:

24"

Width & Length:

8"

9 1/4"

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Helpful Tips

  • Prefers calm, large, clear lakes without much vegetation or fish.
  • Place several inches of wood shavings in the box in early spring.