The Open Platform can be used under porches, eaves and other
shelters. Robins, Mourning Doves,
Blue Jays, and Phoebes may nest on this platform.
Make from pine wood and assemble with screws in pre-drilled
countersunk pilot holes.
Mount this platform on the side of a garage or shed over
looking both open spaces and foliage in your back yard from seven to fifteen
Carefully select a location that provides a balance of
protection from predators, elements, access, visibility, and varying
sunlight. Make sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb do not provide
access to the nest
Remove the nest in late summer or fall after the brood
rearing seasons are over.
Catbirds, Song Sparrows, and
Thrashers may also nest on platforms.
Barn Swallows and
Cliff Swallows may use this platform, although their mud nests usually adhere to vertical surfaces
underneath a ceiling. They may utilize this model minus
See discussion on platform nesters.