Lucy’s Warbler

Nest structure Plan and Information

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Lucy’s Warbler
© Joan Gellatly
Construction difficulty:
moderate

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Nesting Range

Lucy’s Warbler Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Desert
  • River
  • Shrub

Attach Nest Box To

  • Building
  • 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
6ft

3–6 feet

Minimum Spacing:

600 feet

Facing:

Any

Helpful Tips

  • Typical habitat is mesquite and willow thickets along riparian corridors (mesquite bosques preferred).
  • Lucy's Warblers typically nest in natural cavities, and do not have a long history of using nest boxes, as does the Prothonotary Warbler. Nest boxes for Lucy's Warblers are therefore considered experimental. Tucson Audubon is piloting a project to determine if the species responds well to nest boxes, and has had some early success with the design featured here.