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  Mourning Dove Platform with Gable Roof

 

 

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Print Woodworking Plans & Dimensions (below)

 

 

Mourning Doves, Robins, Blue Jay, Phoebes

Open Front & Sides

Pine Construction

Screw Assembly, Pre-Drill Countersunk Pilot Holes

 

This model has an 8" by 8" base, approximately an 8" ceiling, an open front and partially open sides. The gable roof provides extra head room for doves, as they are larger than the other platform nesters.
 

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 fourteen feet high. Carefully select a location that provides a balance of protection from predators, elements, access, visibility, and varying sunlight.


Do not mount in a tree. Make sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb do not provide access to the nest. The idea is to simulate a cliff edge. They like to survey a wide berth from their roost.

Robins, Phoebes, Blue Jays, Song Sparrows and Barn and Cliff  Swallows may use this nesting platform, although the mud pellet nests of Barn and Cliff Swallows usually adhere to vertical surfaces just beneath ceilings.  They may utilize this model minus the floor. 

Catbirds and Brown Thrashers also occasionally nest on platforms.  See discussion on platform nesters.

 

 

Safety First

 

Assemble woodworking projects in a safe area on a work bench at a height between waist and chest.

Wear eye protection.  Eye injuries are the most common assembly mishap.

Keep hardware and tools away from children and infants; store away when not in use.

 

 

 
     
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Mourning Dove

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Assembly

 

 

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                  1. Attach Sides to Back Panel.                                                                 2. Attach Floor.  
                  Insert Screws from Back Side with                                                   Insert Screws from Underside
                          Phillips Screw Driver                                                                             and Back.

 

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3.  Attach Roof Half.                            4. Attach other Roof Half                            5.   Mount with screws
     to Back and Side Panels                      to Back, Side Panels and                       according to specific Bird
                                                               opposite Roof Half.                                    Species Instructions

 

 

 

 

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