Doves, Robins, Blue Jay, Phoebes
Front & Sides
Assembly, Pre-Drill Countersunk Pilot Holes
This model has an 8" by 8" base, approximately an 8" ceiling,
an open front and partially open sides. The gable roof provides extra head
room for doves, as they are larger than the other platform nesters.
Mount this platform on the side of a garage or shed over
looking both open spaces and foliage in your back yard from seven to fourteen
feet high. Carefully select a location that provides a balance of protection
from predators, elements, access, visibility, and varying sunlight.
Do not mount in a tree. Make sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb
do not provide access to the nest. The idea is to simulate a cliff edge. They
like to survey a wide berth from their roost.
Song Sparrows and
may use this nesting platform, although the mud pellet nests of Barn and Cliff Swallows
usually adhere to vertical surfaces just beneath ceilings. They may utilize this
model minus the floor.
Brown Thrashers also occasionally nest on platforms.
See discussion on platform nesters.