Where to place your bluebird house

Where to place your bluebird houseJane Beasley with Bird’s & Beasley’s provides tips on where to place your bluebird house. Follow these instructions below.

  • 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

OTHER BIRDS THAT COULD NEST IN THIS BOX

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)

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 the house so it can swing out

To observe birds — loosen the top screw and remove the lid

BIRDS & BEASLEY’S NESTBOX TIPS

Use screws for construction, not nails

Cedar makes the best nestbox

Nest Box Plan for Western and Mountain Bluebirds

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