for attaching box to a tree or post with nails, lag bolts,
smaller front to large one.
wire around nails to keep box shut
on Mounting and
Care of Flicker Nest Box
box to the top with wood shavings (animal
bedding can be purchased at a pet store).
Fine sawdust is not recommended because it
remains damp and is difficult for birds to
work with. Pack-in the shavings to discourage
starlings and sparrows from nesting in the
box. Excavating a cavity is an essential part
of the Flicker’s mating behavior.
top of box forward about 15 degrees to make
it easier for the adults to feed the young,
and babies to climb to the hole.
possible, face box to the south. Mount box
6' high or more and keep the flyway in front
of the box open.