Nest box Plan and Information
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Nesting RangeSource: BNA Online
- Open Woodland
Attach Nest Box To
Known Nesting Period
Some Nesting Occurence
Nesting in Most of Range
Nest Box Placement
Nest Box Measurements
Width & Length:
- Position the nest box so that the entrance hole is facing east and towards open habitat.
- To decrease competition from Tree Swallows, you can pair nest boxes about 15–20' apart, with pairs of houses about 300' from each other.
- Clean out old nests as soon as a brood fledges so that the nest box can be used for a second nest attempt.
- If House Sparrows are a problem, consider drilling a second entrance hole beside the first one (so that there are two separate but identical holes on the front panel) to enable bluebirds to better defend boxes from sparrows.