Nest Box – Build Your Own

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Looking for a project? Why not build a bird nest box or two, if you make and site them this summer so that they overwinter in situ the birds will not be put off by there strange smells next spring.

There are plenty of plans out there for making DIY nest boxes, three straightforward ones can be found on the websites of the DIY Doctor, the BTO and the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

By: Dolan

If those don’t tickle your fancy there are over fifty free bird house and bird feeder plans at, many are American and so refer to birds we don’t see here in the UK. I was intrigued by the bird nest box they show which uses an American car license plate for its roof, I can see it getting very hot inside with a metal roof.


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