Nest box Plan and Information
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Nesting RangeSource: BNA Online
Attach Nest Box To
- Live tree
Known Nesting Period
Some Nesting Occurence
Nesting in Most of Range
Nest Box Placement
Nest Box Measurements
Width & Length:
- Install nest boxes by mid-March near, or over, water.
- Add 2–3 inches of wood shavings to the bottom of the box.
- Avoid disturbing nesting females early in the egg-laying stage.
- Hooded Merganser eggs can be reliably told apart from Wood Duck eggs by their unusually thick eggshells.