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Wild Bird Facts and Information

 
The hole size chart below is meant to be a general guideline of how each species such as the blue bird prefer their hole size. Individual birds may use a hole slightly smaller or larger than the size listed, which is why we offer so many choices.
 
Bird SpeciesDiameter of HoleHeight above Ground
(inches)(feet)
Bluebird1-1/2"5-10
Chickadee1-1/8"6-15
Titmouse1-1/4"6-15
Nuthatch1" - 1-1/4"6-10
Bewick's Wren1-1/4"6-10
Carolina Wren1-1/2"6-10
Swallow1-1/2"10-15
Downy Woodpecker1-1/4"6-20
Hairy Woodpecker1-1/2"12-20
Purple Martinspecial crescent12-20
Crested Flycatcher2"8-20
Flicker2-1/2"6-20
Red-Headed Woodpecker2"12-20
Barn SwallowOPEN SIDES8-12
PhoebeOPEN SIDES8-12
RobinOPEN SIDES6-15

 
 

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