madrean archipelago wildlife center nest box COLLECTION
MAWC nest box designs are a good choice for Madrean Sky Island cavity-nesting birds. Cavity nesting birds need tree cavities that have been drilled out by woodpeckers or other animals. When there is a shortage of trees or none at all, providing these homes gives birds a vital life line. The dimensions were custom-built to attract the correct birds to each box. All boxes are designed with a latch that opens the roof for ease of viewing the nestlings. Predator guard on the Song Bird Nest Box entrance hole provides protection from gnawing rodents and hammering birds. The generous roof design provides shade and protection from the summer heat and monsoon storms. We recommend an application of a light colored water based stain before mounting. We like to use a soft turquoise or jade green. The pine wood was selected from sustainably harvested forests (SFI, sustainable forest initiative) and assembled with galvanized screws.
FLICKER NEST BOX - $44.00
This box is designed for the Northern Flicker. Dimensions: entrance hole 2 1/2"19 1/4” height from center of entrance hole to floor; 5 3/4”x 7 3/8” - floor interior; 7 1/4” x 10 5/8” - roof
SONG BIRD NEST BOX - $30.00
This box attracts Azure Bluebirds, Bridled Titmice, Bewick’s Wren, Ash-throated and Dusky-capped Fycatchers and Elf Owls. Dimensions: 6 1/2” - height from center of entrance hole; 5 1/2”x 5 1/2” - floor interior; 5 1/2” x 12” - roof
OWL NEST BOX - $55.00
This box is designed for the Western Screech Owl and American Kestrel. Dimensions: entrance hole 3”10 3/4”- height from center of entrance hole to floor; 7 5/8”x 9 1/4”- floor interior; 9 1/4”x 12”- roof
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