Pygmy Nuthatch

Nest box Plan and Information

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Pygmy Nuthatch
© Stephen Parsons
Construction difficulty:
moderate

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Nesting Range

Pygmy Nuthatch Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Forest
  • Mountain
  • Open Woodland

Attach Nest Box To

  • Dead Tree
  • Live tree
  • Pole

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
25ft

3–25 feet

Minimum Spacing:

240 feet

Facing:

South or East

Nest Box Measurements

Entrance Hole:

1"

Depth:

8"

Width & Length:

5 1/2"

5 1/2"

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Helpful Tips

  • Nest boxes are most likely to attract Pygmy Nuthatches in open areas of pine-dominated forests which lack dead trees.
  • Nest boxes may be used for winter roosting by nuthatches, so boxes should be left open year-round.
  • Pygmy Nuthatches are typically very tolerant of nest monitoring.