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How close to a house can you put a bluebird house?

Asked by Elizabeth Petersen on September 19, 2021

Categories: Hobbies and interests Birdwatching


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The North American Bluebird Society's general guideline for thedistance between western bluebird houses is about 150 yards, 125 to 150 yards for eastern bluebirds, and 200 to 300 yards for mountain bluebirds.

What month do bluebirds lay their eggs? As early as February – April for the first nesting. Sometimes later if first-time nesters or multiple nesters. What do they use for a nest, and what does a Bluebird nest look likeBluebirds typically use woven grass, pine needles, straw, hair and sometimes_feathers.

What birds will use a bluebird house? Bluebird houses (hereafter called bluebird nest boxes) are also used by tree swallows, chickadees, house wrens, and house sparrows.

How long does it take a bird to build a nest? Nest construction: 3-4 days up to2 weeks. Only the female builds the nest, which is fairly complex. Egg laying: Usually 1-2 days after nest construction. Eastern Bluebird: Nest building 2-6 days.