Homework Help

What Species Of Birds Will Nest In Birdhouses?

user profile pic

enotes | Valedictorian

Posted October 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM via web

dislike 0 like

What Species Of Birds Will Nest In Birdhouses?

Tagged with science, the animal world

1 Answer | Add Yours

user profile pic

fact-finder | Valedictorian

Posted October 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM (Answer #1)

dislike 0 like

In general, the only birds that will occupy birdhouses are species that normally chisel nesting holes or use ready-made cavities such as hollow trunks or holes already dug out by other species. Some birds that will nest in birdhouses are: bluebirds, chickadees, finches, flycatchers, purple martins, nuthatches, sparrows, starlings, titmice, woodpeckers, and wrens. Some species of larger birds, such ducks and owls, will sometimes use birdhouses. Different species of birds require birdhouses and entrance holes of different sizes.

Sources: Cruickshank, Allan D.1001 Questions Answered About Birds, pp. 229-30; Stokes, Donald. The Complete Birdhouse Book, pp. 10-15.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes