Say’s Phoebe

Nest structure Plan and Information

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Say’s Phoebe
© Lois Manowitz
Construction difficulty:
kid-friendly
moderate

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Nesting Range

Say’s Phoebe Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Desert
  • Grassland

Attach Nest Box To

  • Building

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:
4ft
9ft

4–9 feet

Minimum Spacing:

330 feet

Facing:

Any

Helpful Tips

  • Although Say's Phoebes are less likely to nest on artificial nest shelves than their Eastern counterparts, a well-placed shelf may attract these insect-eating birds away from problematic nest sites (e.g., on top of light fixtures).
  • For best results, place the shelf on a building under an eave or overhang.
  • Phoebes may reuse old nests within and between years. Remove old nest if parasites are a problem.

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