screws work as hinges. To allow the side to open
easily, the pivot screw on the opposite side needs to
be level with the one in front.
wire around nails
for attaching box to a tree or post with nails, lag
bolts, or wire.
the Nest Box
box 6 feet high or more and keep the flyway
open in front of the box.
box forward about 15 degrees to make it easier
for the babies to climb up to the entry hole.
box to the top with wood shavings (animal
bedding can be purchased at a pet store).
Fine sawdust is not recommended because it
remains damp and is difficult for birds to
work with. Pack-in shavings to discourage
starlings and sparrows from nesting in the
box. Excavating a cavity is part of the bird's