Bird House Plans for a Flicker Bird House, Woodpecker

Free plans for building a flicker bird house.

Bird House Plans for a Flicker Bird House, Woodpecker

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Flicker Bird House printable plans

Bird house plans for flickers or woodpeckers are tall and deep compared to many nesting boxes. That's because flickers are cavity nesters that typically build their home in a hollow or hole in a tree. They prefer to excavate their own homes, so filling the bottom of their bird house with wood shavings is important for them to feel at home. Having a hinged top or bottom allows you to replace the wood shavings easily each year.

A flicker bird house should be mounted against a tree or it can be placed on a fence post or pole. Flickers are more likely to move into a new home if it's positioned in the fall or winter before the spring migration. This is especially true with freshly dressed or newly painted wood.

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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