Great Crested Flycatcher

Nest box Plan and Information

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Great Crested Flycatcher
© Daniel Behm
Construction difficulty:
moderate

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Species in decline

This species is in decline in certain regions. You can put up a nest box to help if you live in the right region and habitat.

  • Declining
  • Not declining
  • Not present
Source: USGS

Nesting Range

Great Crested Flycatcher Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Open Woodland
  • River
  • Town

Attach Nest Box To

  • Dead Tree
  • Pole
  • Post

Known Nesting Period

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

Nest Box Placement

Nest Height:
3ft
20ft

3–20 feet

Minimum Spacing:

1 box per 6 acres

Facing:

Any

Nest Box Measurements

Entrance Hole:

1 3/4"

Depth:

9"

Width & Length:

8"

7"

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Helpful Tips

  • Place the box along a woodland edge.
  • Control of European Starlings and House Sparrows may be necessary since both competitors can fit through the entrance hole.
  • Seems to prefer hanging boxes, which discourages starlings and predators.
  • Make sure the box has an unobstructed flight path to the entrance.
  • If using hanging method, hang from a live or dead tree on a 3–4' wire about 12' from the ground.

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