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18 Bird Species That Nest on Platforms






Blue Jay



Song Sparrow

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove



Eastern Phoebe





Brown Thrasher



Black Phoebe



Say's Phoebe






House Finch


Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow



Cliff Swallow









Great Horned Owl





Red-tailed Hawk





Peregrine Falcon







Carolina Wren


Some species that nest in bushes, on tree limbs and rock ledges will nest on wood platforms. Some species are more easily attracted to platforms than other species.

Platform dimensions, mounting heights, locations, habitat, and geographic regions are based on common corroborated observations made over the course of years by back yard and professional naturalists.

Platforms should be chosen and mounted with one or only a few species in mind. Pests and predators need to be detoured. Nesting materials need to be removed at appropriate intervals between nesting seasons and platforms should be disinfected to eliminate parasites and disease.

Pictured on this page are North American bird species that nest on platforms and ledges.        



Covered Platform For Robins, Phoebes and Blue Jays


Covered Platform for Mourning Doves, Robins, Phoebes and Blue Jays


Covered Platform for Eastern, Say's and Black Phoebes


Open Platform for Robins, Phoebes, Mourning Doves & Bluejays


2' x 2' Platform for Red-tailed Hawks and Great Horned Owls


Barn Swallow Ledge with Gable Roof


Barn Swallow Ledge


Feeding Birds - Seed, Suet, Fruits, Nectar, Meal Worms, Plants, Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Feeders


Bird-Fruit Chart, Gilbert H. Trafton's List of Birds and Fruits They Eat


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