Which Box For Which Bird

Different nest boxes will attract different species of birds. Where you site your box will also determine the types of birds that use your box. You can use a nest box designed specifically for one species in mind or nest boxes where you can change the size of the whole or leave it open fronted.

Robin Feeding Chicks

Small box with a hole

Blue Tit Greeting Card
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Marsh Tit
Willow Tit
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Pied Flycatcher

Large box with a hole

Great Spotted Woodpecker
Little Owl

Very big box

Tawny Owl
Barn Owl
Stock Dove


Open fronted box
Robin – gardens and woodland, urban and rural areas
Pied wagtail – schools, parks etc, urban and rural areas
Spotted flycatcher – gardens, parks and woodland, rural areas

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