Flicker Bird House: Bird House Plans + Dimensions + Diagram

Build a woodpecker or flicker bird house with free plans.

Flicker Bird House: Bird House Plans + Dimensions + Diagram

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Flicker Bird House Plans

Bird house plans for flickers are simple designs that most anyone can make. A flicker bird house is taller than most, but the shape is necessary to attract these cavity-dwelling birds. Position your nesting box on a pole, fence post or tree between six and twenty feet above ground for the best results.

Even though they nest in trees, these birds spend much of their time on the ground. Their main diet is ants, so if you have an ant problem in your yard, a flicker bird house is a good way to reduce your insect problem naturally.

Dimensions of nesting boxes for a Flicker:


Floor of cavity

Depth of cavity

Entrance above floor

Diameter of entrance

Height above ground








7 by 7

16 to 18



6 to 20

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