About Woodpecker Houses
Downy woodpeckers excavate gourd-shaped roosting cavities in the winter from 3 to 50 feet above the ground in dead trees, fence posts or tall stumps whose soft wood is easier to penetrate with their shorter bills. Entrance holes are typically 1¼ inches in diameter. They do not use cavities previously dug by other woodpeckers. Downy woodpeckers will use backyard birdhouses if they have a 4 inch square base and a 1¼ inch entrance hole located about 7 inches above the floor of the box. Provide wood flakes or sawdust inside and mount houses at least 10 feet above ground on a tree or post.
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- Western Red Cedar
- Individually Hand Crafted
- Top opens for easy cleanout
- Drainage holes in bottom
- The Downy Woodpecker House is constructed of untreated Western Red Cedar, rough cut inside and out so that birds can get a good grip. Roof is hinged and has hook and eye for eash end of season cleaning. Vents at the top for air flow and drainage openings in the bottom.
DOWNY HOUSE WITH SIDE PANEL FOR ACCESS TO CLEAN
Woodpecker House Downey. Designed for the Downey woodpecker with a 1 1/4 in entry hole. Sturdy gable roof construction with side cleanout. Mount 10-20 feet above the ground on a tree. 7.00 inches tall x 8.00 inches long x 13.00 inches wide
ANY DOWNY FAMILY IS GOING TO LIKE THIS ONE
- Includes slate squirrel guard and wood chips
- Downy woodpeckers reside in the eastern United States
- Downy woodpeckers also use this house in the winter as a roosting box
- Hand crafted in USA of eastern white pine
- 15-1/2"h x 6"w x 8-1/2"d
- The Downy is America's smallest woodpecker and is a backyard favorite because it is comfortable around people. Putting up a birdhouse in the fall is a treat for the Downy as it will tend to use a nest box in the winter as a roosting box to escape the cold. Comes standard with slate squirrel guard and wood chips. Hand crafted in the USA by Coveside, of Eastern White Pine which provides insulation and durability. The wood will naturally age to a beautiful gray color over time, and does not require painting or staining. Habitat: Likes open forests of mixed growth, orchards, or swamps. Range: Resides throughout eastern United States.
Hairy woodpeckers are able to excavate harder, live wood to create new cavities for nesting and roosting. Both males and females dig the nesting cavity. Hairies require a larger backyard birdhouse--a 6 inch square base and about 15 inches tall. Because they are so large, hairy woodpeckers need oval-shaped entrance holes that are 2 inches or more wide and high located 11 inches up from the base. Partially fill the birdhouse with sawdust or wood chips. Mount it least 10 feet above ground level on a post or tree.
THIS IS FOR A HAIRY WOODPECKER AS WELL AS SOME OTHERS
- Built for Hairy, Red-headed & Red-bellied Woodpeckers
- Comes with wood chips
- Slate squirrel guard keeps squirrels from enlarging the entrance hole
- Hand crafted in the USA of eastern white pine
- 17-1/2"h x 7-1/2"w x 9-3/4"d
Woodpeckers - Hairy, Red-headed & Red-bellied Woodpecker Description: Only a few varieties of woodpeckers will live in a man-made box, but the Hairy, Red-headed and Red-bellied Woodpeckers regularly do so. This house comes with wood chips and a slate predator guard to keep squirrels from enlarging the entrance hole. Habitat: Lives in or at the edge of open woods, prefering deciduous forests. Range: Resides throughout the U.S. and Canada, and north to Alaska. Some northern birds move south for the winter.
Prospective flicker parents excavate cavities in live or dead trees, fence posts or large cacti. Flickers need houses that are at least 7 inches square at the base and 18 inches tall over all with a thick pile of sawdust or small wood chips inside. The opening must be 2½ inches wide and be located 14 inches above the base of the box. Mount boxes facing toward an open area about 8 to 20 feet above the ground.
THIS ONE IS FOR FLICKERS
Woodpecker House Flicker. Designed for the Flicker woodpecker with a 2 1/2 in entry hole. Sturdy gable roof construction with side cleanout. Mount 10-20 feet above the ground on a tree. 7.00 inches tall x 9.00 inches long x 18.00 inches wide