Brown-headed Nuthatch

Nest box Plan and Information

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Brown-headed Nuthatch
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Construction difficulty:
moderate

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Nesting Range

Brown-headed Nuthatch Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Open Woodland

Attach Nest Box To

  • Dead Tree
  • Live tree
  • Pole
  • 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:
5ft
10ft

5–10 feet

Minimum Spacing:

1 box per 6 acres

Facing:

Any

Nest Box Measurements

Entrance Hole:

1"

Depth:

8"

Width & Length:

5 1/2"

5 1/2"

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Helpful Tips

  • Mature pines are necessary for foraging.
  • Place nest box in open pine forest, or in open areas adjacent to pine woods.
  • Use a 1" entrance hole to restrict larger birds from using nest boxes intended for Brown-headed Nuthatches.