What size should a robins nest box be?
Robins typically require an open-fronted nestbox that should be hidden behind vegetation. As starlings are slightly larger birds, the nestbox hole would ideally be approximately 45mm.
How far apart should robin nest boxes be?
Species of all wild birds can be extremely territorial so therefore it could turn nasty if setting up your bird boxes wrong. With that in mind – and making sure boxes always face north/east – keep a distance of about 20 feet or more, a shorter distance may confuse who’s box belongs to whom.
Can you build a birdhouse for a Robin?
Robins will nest in a birdhouse with an open front, also called a nest shelf. The Robin Birdhouse or Nesting Shelf must be of sufficient size to accommodate a Robin Nest (7″x8″). It should be placed on the side of a building or under an eve between 5′-25′ high.
What is the best position for a robin nest box?
The positioning of a robin’s nesting box is pretty much similar to any other nesting box – out of direct sunlight and facing away from driving wind and rain. This will mean facing the box between the north and the east.
What kind of nesting box do you need for a Robin?
The Pictures show two different types of Nesting Boxes . (The backing board is 5/8″ to maximize the nesting area). Cedar Nest Platform is ideal for those who may not use birdhouses! Offer Swallows, Phoebes, Robins and others a safe place to nest instead of your porch ledge.
Where do Robins and phoebes build their nests?
American Robins and Eastern Phoebes often build their nests on ledges. Below are some relatively easy-to-build robin and phoebe bird house plans for nest shelves so that you can attract these birds to your backyard and enjoy watching the nesting cycle.
How big is the base of a Robin nest?
Remove the nest after the brood rearing seasons are over. The Robin platform has an 8″ by 8″ base, approximately an 8″ ceiling, an open front and partially open sides. Make from cedar, pine, or almost any softwood. Always use corrosion resistant screws and other hardware.
How to build a bird house and nest box?
If you want a detailed, step-by-step instruction book on how to build, mount, place and protect birdhouses, along with a nest box specification table and everything else you need to know to have baby birds hatching and growing up in your yard, you can download my free ebook here .