Nesting Box for Bluebirds

Free plans to build a nesting box for bluebirds.

Nesting Box for Bluebirds

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Nesting Box for Bluebirds

Bluebirds can be found during the summer months in most of the states east of the Rocky Mountains. They spend winter in the southern states and southward, returning north in March and April. The principal items of food are grasshoppers, caterpillars and beetles.

The bluebird should have a house measuring about 5" in length and width, inside measurements, and 8" or more in depth. The entrance hole should be 1-1/2" in diameter and placed near the top, so that the young birds cannot get out until strong enough to have some chance of escape from their enemies after they leave the nest. While authorities differ as to the need of cleaning after a season's use, it seems wise to provide the house with some device whereby the bottom may be removed for such purposes.

Dimensions of nesting boxes for Bluebirds:

   Species

Floor of cavity

Depth of cavity

Entrance above floor

Diameter of entrance

Height above ground

 

Inches

Inches

Inches

Inches

Feet

Bluebird

5 by 5

8

6

1-1/2

5 to 10






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