Birdhouse Plans

It's important to make sure your birdhouse plans are designed for a specific bird species. If not, you'll have trouble attracting the kind of birds you want to your backyard. Use the following chart as a guide for constructing the base, setting the height, and cutting the opening.

Bird Species

Floor Space
(inches)

Ceiling Height
(inches)

Hole Diameter
(inches)

Ground Height
(feet)

House Finch
5x5
10
1 1/2
5-10
Bluebird (Eastern)
4x4
12
1 to 1-1/2
5-6
Bluebird (Western)
5x5
12
1-1/2 to 1-9/16
5-6
Bluebird (Mountain)
5x5
12
1 - 9/16
5-6
Woodpecker (Downy)
4x4
12
1 - 1/2
5-20
Woodpecker (Red)
6x6
14
2
8-20
Titmouse
4x4
12
1 - 1/4
5-12
Purple Martin
6x6
6
2 - 1/8
15-25
Nut Hatch
4x4
12
1 - 1/2
5-12
Tree Swallow
5x5
10-12
1 - 1/2
5-10
Barred Owl
14x14
28
8
15-30

 

To add more beauty to your backyard or patio - check out this set of pergola plans that attach to the side of your house or deck.

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