Oak Titmouse

Nest box Plan and Information

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Oak Titmouse
© Susanne Meyer
Construction difficulty:
moderate

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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.

  • Declining
  • Not declining
  • Not present
Source: USGS

Nesting Range

Oak Titmouse Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Open Woodland

Attach Nest Box To

  • 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
11ft

3–11 feet

Minimum Spacing:

275 feet

Facing:

Any

Nest Box Measurements

Entrance Hole:

1 1/4"

Depth:

8"

Width & Length:

5 1/2"

5 1/2"

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Helpful Tips

  • Females are reluctant to leave the nest while incubating and may hiss like a snake if disturbed. If a female does not leave during a nest check, you should not force her to move.
  • It is typical for the young to climb out of the nest box and tumble to the ground, rather than fly out of the box. Therefore, seeing young on the ground immediately after fledging is not cause for concern, as the young are capable of flying short distances. The parents will lead them to nearby cover.
  • Clean nesting boxes out at the end of the breeding season because titmice will use the boxes as winter roosting sites.

Did you know that NestWatch is seeking more data on this species?

Learn about Oak Titmouse here.