Nest Box Plans for

Flicker, Lewis Woodpecker, Saw-whet Owl, Pigmy Owl & Grackle



Species Nestbox Dimensions for Flicker, Lewis Woodpecker, Saw-whet Owl, Pigmy Owl & Grackle
Species Dimensions







Lewis' Woodpecker

Lewis Woodpecker



Pigmy Owl

Pigmy Owl



Saw-whet Owl

Saw-whet Owl




The Nestbox for Flickers, Lewis Woodpeckers, Saw-whet Owls, Pigmy Owls & Grackles is constructed with Red Cedar. Wood stock is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.

It has a 7" by 7" floor, 16" inside ceiling, 2 1/2" diameter entrance hole located 14" above the floor. Ventilation openings are in the floor and under the roof.

Hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Shutter hooks secure roof in closed position.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws. Drill pilot holes in both primary and secondary work pieces to for easy assembly with screwdriver in minutes.

In general mount out of reach on a tree in a woodland edge or clearing. See specific species pages for Flicker, Pigmy Owl, Saw-Whet Owl, Grackle, and Lewis Woodpecker habits, ranges, and optimum placement (location, height, etc.).

Leave a bed of chips in the house. Birdhouses mounted out of reach should be installed by professionals.

Other Woodpeckers, Owls and Starlings may use this box.

Assembly instructions and plans below.


Bird House Plans


Nestbox Plans and Dimensions for Flicker, Lewis Woodpecker, Saw-whet Owl, Pigmy Owl & Grackle




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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