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Specifications for Birdhouses


               Floor         Depth      Entrance     Diameter       Height 
 Species     of Cavity     of Cavity   above Floor  of Entrance  above Ground
              (inches)     (inches)     (inches)     (inches)      (feet)


Bluebird       5 X 5          8            6           1 1/2         5-10
Chickadee      4 X 4         8-10         6-8          1 1/8         6-15
Titmouse       4 X 4         8-10         6-8          1 1/4         6-15
Nuthatch       4 X 4         8-10         6-8          1 1/4        12-20
Bewick's Wren  4 X 4         6-8          4-6        1 - 1 1/4       6-10  
Carolina Wren  4 X 4         6-8          4-6          1 1/2         6-10
Purple Martin  6 X 6          6            2           2 1/2        10-15

Crested
Flycatcher 6 X 6 8-10 6-8 2 8-20
Flicker 7 X 7 16-18 14-16 2 1/2 6-20
Red-Headed
Woodpecker 6 X 6 12-15 9-12 2 12-20
Downy
Woodpecker 4 X 4 9-12 6-8 1 1/4 6-20
Robin 6 X 8 8 (one or more sides open) 6-15 Barn Swallow 6 X 6 6 (one or more sides open) 8-12 Phoebe 6 X 6 6 (one or more sides open) 8-12 Screech Owl 8 X 8 12-15 9-12 3 10-30 Wood Duck 10 - 18 10-24 12-16 4 10-20

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