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Which Birds Use Nest Boxes? - WildlifeGadgetman.com
Which Birds Use Nest Boxes? 2016-10-27T15:27:15+00:00

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Which Birds Will Use Nest Boxes Or Other Artificial Nest Sites?

If you have ever wondered which species of birds will use a nest box or other artificial nest site, then this guide is for you! It’s easy to make your own nest box but if you don’t have time or the skills there are also lots of nest box suppliers online such as here.

Artificial nest sites offer the perfect opportunity to add a wildlife camera as you know exactly where a bird is likely to nest. This enables you to set up the camera prior to the breeding season to maximise your chances of getting your footage correctly framed while minimising disturbance at the nest site.

For completeness, this table lists all species which are known to use artificial nest sites. However, some of these sites will require specialist equipment and will require considerable investment of materials and manpower. Feel free to contact me if you would like me to help on any projects you have planned.

Information Source: BTO

*Schedule 1 species are indicated in red. The nests of Schedule 1 species must not be inspected or approached without a licence.

English Name Scientific Name Type Of Box/Site
Barn Owl* Tyto alba Large Hole Entrance
Bearded Tit* Panurus biarmicus Wigwam (Special Design)
Black Guillemot (Tystie) Capphus grylle Tunnel
Black-necked Grebe* Podiceps nigricollis Raft/island
Black Redstart* Phoencurus ochruros Small open fronted
Black-throated Diver* Gavia arctica Raft/island
Blackbird Turdus merula Platform
Blue Tit Parus caeruleus Small hole entrance
Canada Goose Branta canadensis Raft/island
Coal Tit Parus ater Small hole entrance
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Raft/island
Coot Fulica atra Raft/island
Crested Tit* Parus cristatus Small hole entrance
Dipper Cinclus cinclus Small open fronted
Feral Pigeon Columba livia Large hole entrance
Goldeneye* Bucephala clangula Large hole entrance
Goosander Mergus merganser Large hole entrance
Goshawk* Accipiter gentilis Basket
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Raft/island
Great Northern Diver* Gavia immer Raft/island
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Medium hole entrance
Great Tit Parus major Small hole entrance
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis Medium hole entrance
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Small hole entrance
Greylag Goose* Anser anser Raft/island
Hobby* Falco subbuteo Basket
Hoopoe* Upupa epops Medium hole entrance
House Martin Delichon urbica Special
House Sparrow Passer domestcus Small hole entrance
Jackdaw Corvus monedula Large hole entrance
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Large open front
Kingfisher* Alcedo athis Tunnel
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla Platform
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor Medium hole entrance
Little Owl Athene noctua Large hole entrance
Little Tern* Sterna albifrons Platform
Long-eared Owl Asio otus Basket
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Large hole entrance
Mandarin Aix galericulata Large hole entrance
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Tunnel
Marsh Tit Parus palustris Small hole entrance
Merlin* Falco Columbarius Basket
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Raft/island
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Raft/island
Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus Scrape
Nuthatch Sitta europaea Small hole entrance
Osprey* Pandion haliaetus Basket
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Platform
Peregrine* Falco peregrinus Platform
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca Small hole entrance
Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba Small open front
Puffin Fratercula arctica Tunnel
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Tunnel
Red Kite* Milvus milvus Basket
Red-throated Diver* Gavia stellata Raft/island
Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Small hole entrance
Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri Large hole entrance
Robin Erithacus rubecula Small open front
Roseate Tern* Sterna dougallii Tunnel
Sand Martin Riparia riparia Tunnel
Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla Special small hole entrance
Shelduck Tadorna tadorna Tunnel
Slavonian Grebe* Podiceps auritus Raft/island
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Small open front
Starling Sturnus vulgaris Medium hole entrance
Stock Dove Columba oenas Large hole entrance
Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus Tunnel
Swallow Hirundo rustica Open cup
Swift Apus apus Special hole entrance
Tawny Owl Strix aluco Large hole entrance
Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Small hole entrance
Treecreeper Certhia familiaris Special small hole entrance
Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Tunnel
Willow Tit Parus montanus Small hole entrance
Wood Duck Aix sponsa Large hole entrance
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes Small open front
Wryneck Jynx torquilla Medium hole entrance
*Schedule 1 species are indicated in red. The nests of Schedule 1 species must not be inspected or approached without a licence.

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