Bluebird House Placement

2017-01-10_14-59-42Here are some tips to use for placing your Bluebird House.

  • Nail on fence post, post or garage about 3 to 10 feet above the ground
  • Face house in east or north direction if possible
  • Place 200 feet apart if you only want to attract bluebirds
  • Placing two birdhouses back-to-back or within 12 feet of one another will help decrease the competition for nesting and help the bluebird be more successful in nesting

BLUEBIRD HOUSE GENERAL INFORMATION
Hole size — 1 9/16″
Cavity size — 5″ x 5″
Depth of cavity — 6″-8″ from bottom of hole to floor
House must be able to be opened for cleaning
To clean house — loosen front screw enough to release side of house so it can swing out
To observe birds — loosen top screw and remove lid

We suggest you use screws for construction, not nails. Cedar makes the best nestbox.

Can other birds nest in this box? Yes, here are some common species.
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Violet-green Swallow
Tree Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Downy Woodpecker
House Sparrow (discourage if possible, pull out nesting materials)

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