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Robin Nesting Platform

   
Robin Platform

 


 

 

 

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

The Robin platform design has an 8" by 8" base, approximately an 8" ceiling, an open front and partially open sides.

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.

Do not mount in a tree. If a robin nests in a tree it usually places its nest precariously out on a limb where predators cannot climb. The idea of a platform is to simulate a cliff edge. Sometimes platform nesters like the shelter of a porch roof, but not too much confinement. They like to survey a wide berth from their roost.

If placement is under a porch roof or under a wide eave, utilize the open platform with no roof (left).

They tend to return to the same areas each year and they may recall familiar platforms where they can nest the following year, so it's good to mount platforms even out of season.

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

See assembly instructions and complete plans below.

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. See discussion on platform nesters.

 

 

 

Plans

Robin Platform Plans and Dimensions

 

 

 

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.

 

Robin Platform Assembly

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

 

 

 

 Platform Nesting Birds

 


Robin

 

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove


 

House Finch

 

Eastern Phoebe

 

 

Blue Jay

 

Song Sparrow

 

Say's Phoebe

 

Black Phoebe

Catbird

 

Brown Thrasher

 

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