Western & Mountain Bluebirds Nest Box Plans

       Nestbox for Mountain Bluebirds and Western Bluebirds


Species Dimensions for Mountain Bluebirds and Western Bluebirds
Species Dimensions

 Western Bluebird


 Mountain Bluebird

The Bluebird (Western & Mountain) Nestbox is constructed with Red Cedar.  Wood stock is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.

It has a 5" by 5" floor (inside dimensions), 12" floor to ceiling (inside front), 1 9/16" diameter entrance hole located 10" above the floor (to top of hole) and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

The hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning.   Shutter hooks secure roof in closed position.  Pilot holes in both primary and secondary work pieces makes for easy assembly in minutes.

Mount on a post about four feet high with partial sun and shade (see species pages: Mountain Bluebirds and Western Bluebirds for specific habitat and mounting instuctions.)

In areas where the Eastern Bluebird range overlaps that of the Mountain Bluebird, use this nestbox which will accommodate all three bluebirds.

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

See assembly instructions and complete plans below.

Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens, Tree and Violet Green Swallows (and sparrows) may use this nest box.  




Nestbox Plans and Dimensions for Mountain Bluebirds and Western Bluebirds





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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