Some species that nest in bushes, on tree limbs and
rock ledges will nest on wood platforms. Some species are more
easily attracted to platforms than other species.
Platform dimensions, mounting heights, locations,
habitat, and geographic regions are based on common, corroborated
observations by backyard naturalists.
Platforms should be chosen and mounted with one or
only a few species in mind. Pests and predators need to be
detoured. Nesting materials need to be removed at appropriate
intervals between nesting seasons and platforms should be
disinfected to eliminate parasites and disease.
Below are 18 North American bird species that nest
on platforms and ledges.