Wood Duck, Hooded Merganser, Kestrel & Screech Owl BH Plans
Species Nestbox Dimensions for Wood Duck, Hooded Merganser, Kestrel and Screech Owl
Species Dimensions



Hooded Merganser

Wood Duck

Wood Duck


Eastern Screech Owl

Eastern Screech Owl

Western Screech Owl

The Nestbox for Wood DuckHooded Merganser, Kestrel and Screech Owls has a 10" by 10" floor, 24" inside ceiling, 4" wide by 3" high entrance hole located 21" above the floor and ventilation openings. Assembled with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes.  Hinged roof is secured with shutter hooks for easy access.

For Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers, mount 10 feet or higher on a tree trunk, (6 to 8 feet if on a post in water), in forest bottomlands within 100 feet of a river or a pond, further if there are no obstacles for the ducklings trek to water. Place some wood chips on the floor.

For Kestrels, mount at the edge of a forest area or on a post in an open area in a rural or city yard between twelve and twenty feet high. Place some wood chips on the floor.

Squirrels, Eastern Screech Owls and Western Screech Owls may also use this nestbox. 




Nest Box Plans

Nestbox Plans and Dimensions for Wood Duck, Hooded Merganser, Kestrel and Screech Owl




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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