Installations out of reach
should be installed and maintained by professionals: carpenters,
electricians, power line workers, etc.
Since the Sapsucker often excavates
new cavities (often in the same tree), it might make sense to fill the box with wood
chips, or half full, it's debated.
Bluebirds mount houses on fence lines on the sides of posts facing the next post. The
recessed position helps avoid cattle or other large animals that like to rub against them.
Make a "bluebird trail" of several houses
about 100 yards apart; further in wide open expanses and closer in clearings of wooded
Monitor the boxes for unwanted squatters. Deter
predators with steel posts or sheet metal wrapped around wood posts. Avoid shade, but also
avoid direct sunlight through the entrance if possible.
Nestboxes placed between bluebird nest boxes invite good
neighbors that will help defend against
the bird houses also invite sparrows, so monitor the swallow houses as well as the
See assembly instructions and complete
Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens, Tree and Violet Green Swallows (and sparrows)
may use this nest box.