Phoebe Nesting Platform

Roofed Platform for Eastern Phoebes, Say's Phoebes, and Black Phoebes





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


The Phoebe Platform design for Eastern Phoebe, Say's Phoebe,
and Black Phoebe has approximately a 6" by 6" base, approximately a 6" ceiling, an open front and partially open sides.  Made from blonde pine.   Assembled with corrosion resistant screws in pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes.

Mount platform on the side of a garage, shed or porch under open shelter or an eave over looking both open spaces and foliage in your back yard from seven to twelve feet high. Carefully select a location that provides a balance of protection from predators and elements, access and visibility.   If location is under a roof, use an open platform.

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 a cliff edge. They like to survey a wide berth from their roost. They also like bird baths.

Robins, 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. See discussion on platform nesters.




Roofed Platform Plans and Dimensions for Eastern Phoebes, Say's Phoebes, and Black Phoebes      Stay Safe






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.



Phoebe Platform Assembly   Stay Safe - Protect Your Eyes

                 1. Attach sides to Back.                                        2. Attach Roof                         3. Attach Floor
           Insert Screws from Back Side with                          Insert Screws from Top                Insert screws from
                     Phillips Screw Driver                                          and Back Side                     Underside and Back.


                  4.   Mount with Screws for specific Bird Species.



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