Bird House Dimensions Chart

Common Bird House Dimensions

Bird Species
Floor Size (Inches)
Box Height (Inches)
Entrance Hole Above Floor (Inches)
Hole Size (Inches)
Entrance Hole Above Ground (Feet)
Bewick's Wren
4 x 4
6 - 8
4 - 6
1 - 1 1/4
6 - 10
Carolina Wren
4 x 4
6 - 8
4 - 6
1 1/2
6 - 10
Blue Bird
5 x 5
8 - 12
6 - 10
1 1/2
4 - 6
Chickadee
4 x 4
8 - 10
6 - 8
1 1/8
4 - 15
Hairy Woodpecker
6 x 6
12 - 15
9 - 12
1 1/2
8 - 20
Downey Woodpecker
4 x 4
8 - 10
6 - 8
1 1/4
5 - 15
Pileated Woodpecker
8 x 8
16 - 24
12 - 20
3 - 4
15 - 25
Red-Headed Woodpecker
6 x 6
12 - 15
9 - 12
2
10 - 20
Flicker
7 x 7
16 - 18
14 -16
2 1/2
6 - 20
Ash Throated Flycatcher
6 x 6
8 - 12
6 - 10
1 1/2
5 - 15
Great Creasted Flycatcher
6 x 6
8 - 12
6 - 10
1 3/4
5 - 15
House Finch
6 x 6
6
4
2
8 - 12
Nuthatch
4 x 4
8 - 10
6 - 8
1 1/4 - 1 3/8
5 - 15
Purple Martin
6 x 6
6
1 - 2
2 1/4
6 - 10
Tree and Violet Green Swallow
5 x 5
6 - 8
4 - 6
1 1/2
5 - 15
Titmouse
4 x 4
10 - 12
6 - 10
1 1/4
5 - 15
Wood Duck
10 x 18
10 - 24
12 - 16
4
10 - 20
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
5 x 5
12 - 15
9 - 12
1 1/2
10 - 20
Barred Owl
12 x 12
23
12
3 1/2
10 - 30
Barn Owl
10 x 18
15 - 18
4
6
12 - 18
Screech Owl
8 x 8
12 - 15
9 - 12
3
10 - 30
*These Birds prefer nesting on a platform
American Robin
7 x 8
8
-
-
6 - 15
Phoebes
6 x 6
6
-
-
8 - 12
Barn Swallow
6 x 6
6
-
-
8 - 12

I hope these bird house dimensions help you attract more birds.


Return from Bird House Dimensions to A Home For Wild Birds Home


New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Baby Found in the street

    Jul 23, 17 12:42 PM

    Baby bird with a very big beak and long toes. Barred pattern on wings and the joint of the mouth is yellow. My friend found it in the street and if we

    Read More

  2. What kind of hawk might this be

    Jul 23, 17 12:41 PM

    It most definitely had the body and beak shape of a hawk. The feathers were brown and white and the beak and legs were a bright yellow. The yellow covered

    Read More

  3. What is the bird

    Jul 23, 17 12:40 PM

    It is like a king fisher, but black and white and a top notch like a kingfisher in the Pacific Northwest?

    Read More