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Mourning Dove Nesting Platform

   
Mourning Dove Platform Design

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Robins, Phoebes, Blue Jays, and Song Sparrows may also use this platform.

 

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 an isolated cliff edge. They like to survey a wide berth from their roost.

Robins, Phoebes, Blue Jays, Song Sparrows and Barn and Cliff Swallows 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.

Catbirds and Brown Thrashers also occasionally nest on platforms. See discussion on platform nesters.

 

 

 

Plans

 

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 Assembly

 

Safety First

Assemble woodworking projects in a safe area on a work bench about 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.

 

 

 

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       1. Attach Sides to Back Panel.                                                                 2. Attach Floor.  
           Insert Screws from Back Side with                                                   Insert Screws from Underside
          Phillips Screw Driver                                                                             and Back.

 

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3.  Attach Roof Half.                 4. Attach other Roof Half             5.   Mount with screws
   to Back and Side Panels          to Back, Side Panels and              according to specific
                                             opposite Roof Half.                 Bird Species Instructions

 

 

 

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