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Birdhouses for All Birds

A basic wooden birdhouse offers the essentials of just about any type of nesting bird from bluebirds to owls.

Size of Birdhouse Floor Dimensions Depth Distance Between Roof and Entrance Hole Mounting Height Entrance Hole Size
Small 4" x 4" 6" to 8" 2" 6' to 15' For chickadees - 1 1/8"; for Downy woodpeckers, titmice, nuthatches, house wrens, Be wick's wrens - 1 1/4"; for Carolina wrens - 1 1/2"
Medium 5" x 5" 6" to 8" 2" 5' to 10' For bluebirds, tree swallows, violet-green swallows, prothonotary warblers - 1 1/2"
Large 6" x 6" 10" to 12" 2" 10' to 20' For hairy Woodpeckers - 1 1/2"; for great crested flycatchers, red-bellied woodpeckers, red-headed woodpeckers, golden-fronted woodpeckers - 2"; for flickers, saw-whet owls - 2 1/2"
Extra-large 8" x 8" 12" to 15" 3" 10' to 30' For American kestrels, screech owls -3"
Jumbo 10"x 18" 18" 4" 10' to 20' For wood ducks - 4"; for barn owls -6"


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