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Nesting Boxes for the Brown-headed Nuthatch

Brown-headed Nuthatch Nesting Box Placement and Care

Download brown-headed nuthatch nesting box plans (requires Adobe Acrobat).

  • Place boxes in open pine woodlands and backyards.  Nuthatches will nest in the shade
  • Mount boxes at least 5 feet above ground on a pole or post equipped with a predator guard
  • Boxes that appear weathered or constructed of rough-hewn lumber are preferred by nuthatches before other types of boxes
  • Place 2 to 3 inches of dry sawdust in the box

For more information, contact WRD's Nongame Wildlife/Natural Heritage Section (478) 994-1438.

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