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Backyard Bird Nest Box Guide


Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialia)

Eastern Bluebird
Region of the Country:
East of Rockies
Breeding Starts
March
Eggs: 3 to 6
Broods: 2
Nesting Material grasses; stems; fine hair; pine needles; feathers
Habitat: 50 ft from vegetation in open pasture/ rural yards
House Available:

Peterson Bluebird Nest Box

Peterson Bluebird Nest Box
Specially Designed for Bluebirds!

Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

Mountain Bluebird
Region of the Country:
West of Rockies
Breeding Starts
March
Eggs: 4 to 7
Broods: 2
Nesting Material grasses; shreds of sage, aspen bark; twigs; pine needles; feathers; hair
Habitat: open area
House Available:

Ultimate Bluebird Nestbox

Ultimate Bluebird Nestbox
Safe, sturdy and well ventilated

Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)

Western Bluebird
Region of the Country:
West of Rockies
Breeding Starts
March
Eggs: 3 to 6
Broods: 2 to 3
Nesting Material weed stems; grasses; twigs; hair; feathers
Habitat: forest edges/ open woods
House Available:

Ultimate Bluebird Nestbox

Ultimate Bluebird Nestbox
Safe, sturdy and well ventilated

Black-Capped Chicadee (Parus atricapillus)

Black-Capped Chicadee
Region of the Country:
All of U.S.
Breeding Starts
April
Eggs: 4 to 10
Broods: 1
Nesting Material moss; wood chips; hair
Habitat: around trees

Carolina Chicadee (Parus carolinensis)

Carolina Chicadee
Region of the Country:
South, East of Rockies
Breeding Starts
April
Eggs: 6
Broods: 1 to 2
Nesting Material moss; wood chips; hair
Habitat: around trees

Purple Martin (SProgne subis)

Purple Martin
Region of the Country:
All of U.S.
Breeding Starts
March
Eggs: 4 to 6
Broods: 1
Nesting Material mud; sticks; twigs; feathers; bark; paper; fresh green leaves
Habitat: w/in 100ft of humans/open area/near water

Red-Breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Region of the Country:
All of U.S.
Breeding Starts
May
Eggs: 4 to 9
Broods: 1 to 2
Nesting Material roots; grass; moss; bark
Habitat: around coniferous trees

White-Breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

White-Breasted Nuthatch
Region of the Country:
All of U.S.
Breeding Starts
March
Eggs: 5 to 10
Broods: 1 to 2
Nesting Material twigs; bark; fur; hair
Habitat: 50 ft from vegetation in open pasture/ rural yards

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Tree Swallow
Region of the Country:
All of U.S.
Breeding Starts
April/May
Eggs: 5 to 6
Broods: 1 to 2
Nesting Material grass; feathers
Habitat: open areas/near water
House Available:

Peterson Bluebird Nest Box

Peterson Bluebird Nest Box
Specially Designed for Bluebirds!




Tufted Titmouse (Parus bicolor)

Tufted Titmouse
Region of the Country:
East of Rockies
Breeding Starts
March
Eggs: 4 to 8
Broods: 1 to 2
Nesting Material moss; hair; grass; leaves; cotton; bark
Habitat: around trees/shrubs

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Downy Woodpecker
Region of the Country:
All of U.S.
Breeding Starts
April
Eggs: 4 to 5
Broods: 1
Nesting Material excavates wood in tree or sawdust in nest box
Habitat: around trees
House Available:

Woodpecker Nest Box

Woodpecker Nest Box
Tmade of durable cedar and screws
Read Articles:
Woodpecker Problems



Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)

Hairy Woodpecker
Region of the Country:
All of U.S.
Breeding Starts
April
Eggs: 3 to 5
Broods: 1
Nesting Material excavates wood in tree or sawdust in nest box
Habitat: around trees
House Available:

Woodpecker Nest Box

Woodpecker Nest Box
Tmade of durable cedar and screws
Read Articles:
Woodpecker Problems



Red-Bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Region of the Country:
East of Rockies
Breeding Starts
April
Eggs: 4
Broods: 2 to 3
Nesting Material excavates wood in tree or sawdust in nest box
Habitat: around trees
House Available:

Woodpecker Nest Box

Woodpecker Nest Box
Made of durable cedar and screws
Read Articles:
Woodpecker Problems



Red-Headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)

Red-Headed Woodpecker
Region of the Country:
East of Rockies
Breeding Starts
April
Eggs: 4 to 5
Broods: 1 to 2
Nesting Material excavates wood in tree or sawdust in nest box
Habitat: open woodlands/ orchards
House Available:

Woodpecker Nest Box

Woodpecker Nest Box
Made of durable cedar and screws
Read Articles:
Woodpecker Problems



Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

Carolina Wren
Region of the Country:
East of Rockies
Breeding Starts
March
Eggs: 4 to 7
Broods: 2 to 3
Nesting Material twigs; mosses; rootlets; bark; sometimes snakeskin
Habitat: around trees/shrubs

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)

House Wren
Region of the Country:
All of U.S.
Breeding Starts
April
Eggs: 5 to 8
Broods: 1 to 2
Nesting Material grass; rootlets; feathers; hairs
Habitat: under eaves/ tree-free hanging

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