The Wildlife Garden: Build Nest Boxes for Wild Birds

Many birds nest in holes in dead trees, but this kind of habitat is often unavailable in urban areas. You can help replace the loss of natural cavities by adding nest boxes to your yard. Learn how to build your own nest boxes for birds with this step-by-step guide.

EC 1556    Published June 2002    8 pages
July 2017


Average: 5 (3 votes)


One small recommendation on page 3. The cut between the side and the roof should be 90 degrees, not angled. If it is angled, the side has a gap where it meets the bottom. Overall, very nice info for building a bird house that meets the needs of my local birds.
Jay J.

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