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Attracting Bluebirds and Other Cavity
Nesting Songbirds in North Dakota

Plans for Building Nest Boxes

Required nest box sizes, favored material and other specifics are discussed in Establishing Bluebird Trails. Plans for the one-board box and Peterson box follow below.

GIF - One-Board Box

The Peterson house has seven parts and is assembled in this order: The inner roof is toe-nailed to the back. Then the floor is toe-nailed to the back.
Third, one side is nailed to the resulting frame. Then the other side is nailed to the frame. Next, the swing-down front is fastened by a nail into each side. A third nail is pounded part way into the side near the entrance hole. This is removed each time the house is checked.

Finally, the outer roof is nailed on top.

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