Open Nesting Platform

Open Platform for Robins, Phoebes, Doves, Blue Jays







The Open Platform can be used under porches, eaves and other shelters.  Robins, Mourning Doves, Blue Jays, and Phoebes may nest on this platform.

Make from pine wood and assemble with screws in pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes.

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 fifteen feet high.

Carefully select a location that provides a balance of protection from predators, elements, access, visibility, and varying sunlight. Make sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb do not provide access to the nest

Remove the nest in late summer or fall after the brood rearing seasons are over.

Robins, Phoebes, Blue Jays, Doves, 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.







Plans and Dimensions - Open Platform for Robins, Phoebes, Doves, Blue Jays     Wear Eye Protection





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.


Open Platform Assembly   Stay Safe - Wear Eye Protection

     1. Attach Beveled Floor Halves.                   2. Attach Front Mantle                            3. Mount Platform
          Insert Screws from Back Side                     Insert Screws from Underside.                to wall according to Bird
           with Phillips Screw Driver.                                                                                     Species specificatio



  Platform Nesting Birds




Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove


House Finch


Eastern Phoebe



Blue Jay


Song Sparrow


Say's Phoebe


Black Phoebe



Brown Thrasher


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