Nest structure 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
- Open Woodland
Attach Nest Box To
- Live tree
Known Nesting Period
Some Nesting Occurrence
Nesting in Most of Range
Nest Box Placement
1 cone per 2.5 acres
- Place the nest cone in a shady part of the tree with branches overhead.
- Use wire to secure the nest in a horizontal crotch of a tree limb.
- Mourning Doves are versatile and will nest in a wide variety of situations. Although they do not need a nest cone per se, the cone does give them a solid base for their flimsy nest and may encourage them to nest in more convenient locations (e.g., away from one's potted plants).
- Mourning Doves may nest two or three times in succession.