Bird Feeding Tips
Tips on attracting and feeding backyard birds.
Guide to nest box placement
Chickadees and nuthatches like to nest in an area that offers a mixture of trees and open spaces, much like a typical yard. Wrens are also likely to set up housekeeping in a mixture of trees and open space, but the added attraction of dense bushes and brush piles will make your yard even more appealing to them.
Tree Swallows are common nest box occupants in some areas, and they prefer to nest in open areas or at the edge of open areas, especially near water. For all the birds mentioned above, placing the nest box anywhere between 5 and 10 feet above the ground will be acceptable.
For bluebirds, place the box 4 to 5 feet above ground in an open area with low vegetation and a nearby perch.