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Common Goldeneye &
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Nest Box Plans
 
 
Species Nestbox Dimensions for Common Goldeneye & Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Species Dimensions

 

 

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

 
Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Black-bellied Whistling Duck 

The Nest Box for Common Goldeneyes and Black-bellied Whistling Ducks has a 12" by 12" floor, 24" inside ceiling, 5" wide
by 4" high oval entrance hole located 22" (to the top of the hole) above the floor and ventilation openings. Assembled with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes. Hinged roof is secured with shutter hooks for easy access.

Mount boxes for Common Goldeneyes at least 10 feet, higher if possible, on a tree trunk, (6' to 8' if on a post above water), in forest bottomlands within 100 feet of a river or a pond. Place some wood chips on the floor.

Squirrels may use this box.    

 


 

 

 

 Assembly

Safety First

Assemble woodworking projects in a safe area on a work bench approximately waist high.

Wear eye protection.  Eye injuries are the most common assembly mishap.

Keep hardware and tools away from children.and infants; store away when not in use.

 

Assembly Instructions

1) Fasten Right Side to Back Panel with screws. 2) Fasten Floor to Right Side and Back 3) Fasten Left Side to Back Panel and Floor. 4) Fasten Front Panel.

Assembly Instructions

5) Fasten Hinges to Roof with Small Screws 6) Fasten Roof and Hinges to Back Panel. 7) Fasten Shutter Hooks to Roof and Sides with Round-head Screws 8) Mount Nestbox with Large Screws at appropriate Height. (see specific species mounting height and habitat.)
 

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