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Kestrels, Screech Owls, and Barrows Goldeneyes Nest Box Plans



Eastern Screech Owl

Eastern Screech Owl


Western Screech Owl


 Barrow's Goldeneye


Species Nestbox Dimensions for Kestrel, Eastern Screech Owl, Western Screech Owl & Barrow's Goldeneye
Species Dimensions


The Nestbox for Kestrel,  Eastern Screech OwlWestern Screech Owl and  Barrow's Goldeneye) has a 8" by 8" floor, 15" inside ceiling, 3" diameter entrance hole located 12" above the floor and ventilation openings.

Assembled with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes. Hinged roof is secured with shutter hooks for easy access.

Mount at the edge of a forest area or on a post in an open area in a rural or city yard between twelve and twenty feet high. Place some wood chips on the floor.   Squirrels may use this box.

Assembly instructions and plans below.     Resources 











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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.


Assembly Instructions

1) Fasten Right Side to Back Panel with screws. 2) Fasten Floor to Right Side and Back 3) Fasten Left Side to Back Panel and Floor. 4) Fasten Front Panel.

Assembly Instructions

5) Fasten Hinges to Roof with Small Screws 6) Fasten Roof and Hinges to Back Panel. 7) Fasten Shutter Hooks to Roof and Sides with Round-head Screws 8) Mount Nestbox with Large Screws at appropriate Height. (see specific species mounting height and habitat.)



Nestbox Plans and Dimensions for Kestrel, Eastern Screech Owl, Western Screech Owl & Barrow's Goldeneyes)



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