Nest box Plan and Information
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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.
- Not declining
- Not present
Nesting RangeSource: BNA Online
Attach Nest Box To
- Live tree
Known Nesting Period
Nest Box Placement
Away from prevailing wind
Nest Box Measurements
Width & Length:
- Red-breasted Nuthatches typically excavate their own nest cavities in dead trees and only rarely use nest boxes; therefore, nest boxes are more likely to be successful in areas where dead trees are absent.
- Red-breasted Nuthatch habitat is mature conifer-dominated forest. These nuthatches apply conifer resin to the entrance of nest holes, which may function to reduce competition and predation.
- Place 1" wood shavings in box floor.