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Bird House Dimensions

The table below contains bird house dimensions for common backyard wild birds and can be helpful when building your own nest box for a specific species.  The information is based on Homes for Birds, a publication of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, as well as the North American Bluebird Society.

Species
Floor Size (inches)
Box Heights (inches)
Entrance Above Floor (inches)
Entrance Hole (inches)
Height Above Ground (feet)
American Robin*
7x8
8
NA
NA
6-15
Carolina Wren
4x4
6-8
4-6
1 1/2
8-10
Chickadees
4x4
8-10
6-8
1 1/8
4-15
Downy Woodpecker
4x4
8-10
6-8
1 1/4
5-15
Eastern Bluebird
5x5
8-12
6-10
1 1/2
4-6
Hairy Woodpecker
6x6
12-15
9-12
1 1/2
8-20
House Finch
6x6
6
4
2
8-12
House Wren
4x4
6-8
4-6
1 1/4
5-10
Mountain Bluebird
5x5
8-12
6-10
1 9/16
4-6
Northern Flicker
7x7
16-18
14-16
2 1/2
6-20
Pileated Woodpecker
8x8
16-24
12-20
3x4
15-25
Purple Martin
6x6
6
1-2
2 1/4
6-20
Red-bellied Woodpecker
6x6
12-15
9-12
2 1/2
10-20
Red-breasted Nuthatch
4x4
8-10
6-8
1 1/4
5-15
Titmice
 4x4
10-12 
6-10 
1 1/4 
5-15 
Western Bluebird
5x5
8-12
6-10
1 9/16
4-6
White-breasted Nuthatch
4x4
8-10
6-8
1-3/8
5-15

 *Use nesting platform - three-sided shelf with open front

 

 

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