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Bird House Comparison Chart


Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
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A backyard bird house can transform your yard into a wellspring of new life House More Birds with the Right House
and beautiful song. Many birds use man-made bird houses, but one size doesn't fit all. The chart below shows you important specifications for each of our bird houses. You'll know at a glance which species the house is ideal for, the construction details, and the special features for each.

Bird House
Dimensions
Made for
Made of
Special Features
12 Room Purple Martin Bird House Overall:
19" x 14" x 20" h
Floor Space:
12: 6" x 6" rooms
Opening:
2" dia
Purple Martins Waterproof, sanitary aluminum and stainless steel 12 units
Roof vents
Hinged doors for easy clean    out
Porch dividers
Top perch
Ventilation and guardrails
Blue Bluebird House Overall:
21" x 7" x 9" high
Floor Space:
6" x 4.5"
Opening:
1-1/2" dia
Bluebirds Sustainably-grown Eastern white pine Shaped like a bluebird
Pre-Stained and can be post    mounted
Double entrances allow    escape
Ventilation and drain holes
Cardinal Nest Box Overall:
9-1/4" x 9-1/2" x 11-1/2" high
Floor Space:
7-3/4" x 6"
Opening:
Has large open-front
Robins, cardinals and other species that like open-front nests Western red cedar (unfinished) Ideal for birds that like to nest    in an open-sided box
Generous floor space
Ready to use and economical
Convertible Winter Roost Overall:
7" x 9" x 12-1/2" h
Floor Space:
5" x 5"
Opening:
1-1/2" dia
Chickadees, nuthatches, swallows, and titmice Untreated Eastern white pine with slate squirrel guard Flippable front allows    conversion to roost box and    easy cleanout
Three perches included for    roost use
Ventilation and drain holes
Large birds cannot nest due    to restrictive opening size;    slate guard protects against    squirrel damage
Economy Bluebird Trail Box 6-pk Overall:
5-1/2" x 6" x
12-1/2" high
Floor Space:
4.5" x 4.5"
Opening:
1-1/2" dia
Bluebirds and similar sized Eastern white pine 6 houses total, for bluebird    trails
Economical - less than $20    per house
Durable all-wood    construction
Predator guard
Proper ventilation and    drainage
Mounting hardware included
Going Green Wren House Overall:
7" x 6" x 8" high
Floor Space:
3" x 3"
Opening:
1-1/8" dia
Wrens and similar-sized nesters Eco-friendly plastic (90% recycled) All-screw construction for    years of durability
Side panel cleanout lifts up    for easy cleaning and    peeking
Steep roof makes rain and    sleet slide off easily
Mini Natural Breeding Nest Birdhouses Thatched Hut:
Overall:
5" dia x 6" high
Floor Space:
4.5" dia
Opening:1.5" x 1.5"

Finch Pagoda:
Overall:
4.25" x 6.5" high
Floor Space:
4" dia
Opening:
1.5" x 1.5"

Small to medium-sized finches, wrens and similar Natural twigs and grass fibers Woven grass and twig    construction blends with    nature
Double as charming yard    décor after breeding season
Nesting Huts Tree Mount:
Overall:
6" wide x 11" high
Floor Space:
4" x 4"
Opening:1-3/4 " dia

Wood Roof:
Overall:
5" dia x 5.5" h
Floor Space:
4" x 4"
Opening:
1-1/4"

Tree Mount: Chickadees, titmice, swallows, and wrens

Wood Roof: Wrens, chickadees and similar sized

Woven grass and wood Natural appearance blends    into backyard well
Large birds cannot nest due    to restrictive opening sizes
Natural materials
Roof overhang
Tree mount or hanging styles
Observation Bluebird House Overall:
8" x 6" x 12-1/2"
Floor Space:
5" x 5"
Opening:
1-3/8" dia
Bluebirds Untreated Eastern white pine with a Plexiglas inner wall Side opens up to a Plexiglas    inner wall so you can observe    birds
Winter roost use too
Entrance deters predators
Ventilation and drain holes
Large birds cannot nest due    to extended opening and    restrictive opening size
Open 2-Sided Bird House Overall:
6" wide x 8" deep x 12-1/2" high
Floor Space:
4" x 4-1/2"
Opening:
1-1/2"
Bluebirds and similar Eastern pine Predator guard keeps out    unwanted species
Opens on two sides: cleanout    on one, Plexiglas peaking on    the other
Smooth-mitered corners give    it visual appeal
Saw-Whet/
Screech Owl House
Overall:
17-3/4" x 9-1/4" x 11"
Floor Space:
6" x 6-1/2"
Opening:
3"
Screech and Saw Whet Owls Eastern pine Includes wood chips to line    nest box
Rough finish allows    fledglings a foothold
Recessed floor has drainage    on all four corners
Sparrow-Resistant Bluebird House Overall:
5-3/4" x 8" x 10" h
Floor Space:
4-1/4" x 4-1/2"
Opening:
4-1/4" x 1-1/4" slot
Bluebirds Untreated Eastern white pine Front panel opens for easy    cleaning
Thick walls insulate well
Ventilation and drain holes
Slot entrance, sloped roof,    and adjustable floor depth    deter sparrows (shorten box    to deter sparrows)
Three Woodpecker House Overall:
7-1/2" x 9-1/4" x 17-1/2" high
Floor Space:
5.5" x 6"
Opening:
2-1/4"
Hairy, red-headed, and red-bellied woodpeckers Eastern white pine Slate predator guard protects    opening
Includes wood chips for lining    the box
Generous roof overhang    keeps out sun, wind, rain
Tropical Breeding Nest Birdhouses Jumbo Grass Hut:
Overall:
10" x 12" high
Floor Space:
5.5" dia
Opening: 2" x 2"

Finch Tiki Hut:
Overall:
5" x 8" high
Floor Space:
3.5" dia
Opening:
1" x 1"

Small finches, wrens, chickadees and similar All-natural twigs, straw or grass fibers Natural construction blends    with nature
Hut-like shape is adorable
Makes great backyard décor    after nesting season
Window Nest Box Bird House Overall:
6" x 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" h
Floor Space:
4" x 4-1/2"
Opening:
1-1/2" dia
Chickadees, nuthatches, wrens, and titmice Untreated Eastern white pine with Plexiglas back Clear back gives up-close    window viewing
Sloped roof protects opening    from rain
Ventilation and drain holes
Larger birds cannot nest due    to restrictive opening size
Wooden Roosting Box Overall:
9-1/4" x 10" x 9-1/2" high
Floor Space:
7" x 6.5"
Opening:
Front is completely open
Platform nesters like robins and cardinals Western red cedar Angled rooftop directs rain    away
Deep alcove provides cozy    shelter from the elements
Plenty of floor space for a    growing family
Wren Home Overall:
7-1/2" x 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" high
Floor Space:
4" x 4"
Opening:
1-3/8"
Wrens and other cavity nesters Cedar Charming Dutch-style roof    lifts off for cleaning
Rope hanger for easy    hanging
Natural insect repellency
Bird House
Dimensions
Made for
Made of
Special Features

 

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