Every specification of this nest box, including the slate predator guard, was designed for 3 distinct woodpecker species: hairy, red-headed, and red-bellied. These species are prone to use man-made nest boxes; this house gives them generous floor space and height - and everything else they need for both nesting and roosting.
Constructed of 1" thick kiln-dried Eastern white pine, this nest box amply insulates birds against the heat of summer and the cold of winter. It even includes bagged wood chips, commonly present in tree cavities these woodpeckers use for nesting. Just sprinkle them in the floor of the box after mounting. The 2-1/4" opening hole is protected by a slate predator guard and generous roof overhang. The slate guard helps prevent any enlargement of the hole due to pecking.
Rough-sawn panels give baby birds a footing as they climb out of the nest. Slits at the top of the sides and corners of the floor ensure proper air exchange. The bottom slits also allow proper drainage. No paints or stains are used on this box, so in time the pine will weather to a gray that blends in well with natural surroundings. 7-1/2" x 9-1/4" x 17-1/2" high.
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