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Components of a Nature Habitat - Bird Nesting Chart


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Not everyone will be blessed with all sixteen Habitat Components on their property.

This does not mean that introducing as many as possible will not enhance wildlife. The key is to understand each of the components, what they are, how they assist in nature and what wildlife will be assisted by their availability.

Components of a Nature Habitat

Bird Nesting Chart


The Registry of Nature Habitats - Bird Nesting Chart

Components of a Nature Habitat 

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Structural Habitat Component

Bird Nesting Chart

BIRD NESTING CHART
Species Habitat Height of Box Nesting Season Nesting Material Eggs
Bewick's Wren Edge of Woods, wood clearing, backyard near building 5 - 15' May - July Twigs, grass, lined w/ feathers 5 - 7 White w/brown flecks
Black-capped Chickadee Edge of Woods, wood clearing 5 - 15' April - July Wood chips, moss, hair, feathers 6 - 8 White w/red-brown speckles
Carolina Chickadee Edge of woods, wood clearing 5 - 15' April - July Wood chips, moss, hair, feathers 6 White w/brown speckles
Carolina Wren Edge of woods, wood clearing, backyard near building 5 - 15' May - July Twigs, dry grass 5 White to creamy
Downy Woodpecker Edge of woods, wood clearing 5 - 15' April - July Wood chips 4 - 5 White to pale buff
Eastern Bluebird Pasture, field 3 - 6' March - July Grasses, pine needles, weeds, lining of fine grass 4 - 5 Clear blue
Hairy Woodpecker Edge of woods, wood clearing 12 - 20' Feb - April Wood chips 3 - 6 White
House Wren Edge of woods, wood clearing 5 - 15' April - July Twigs, grass 6 - 7 White marked w/brown
Mountain Bluebird Pasture, field 3 - 6' April - July Weed stems, pine needles 4 - 6 Pale blue to bluish-white
Mountain Chickadee Edge of woods, wood clearing 5 - 15' April - July Moss, fur, feathers, shredded bark 7 - 9 White
Northern Flicker Pasture, field 10 - 30' April - July Wood chips 7 - 9 White
Plain Titmouse Edge of woods, wood clearing 5 - 15' April - August Moss, grass, feathers, fur 3 - 9 White
Red-shafted Flicker Pasture, field 10 - 30' Feb - April Wood chips 6 - 8 White
Screech Owl Edge of woods, wood clearing 10 - 30' Feb - April Wood chips 2 - 7 White
Tufted Titmouse Edge of woods, wood clearing 5 -15' April - August Grasses 5 - 6 White w/brown speckles
Tree Swallow Pasture, field 4 -15' March - May Grass lined w/feathers 4 - 6 White
Violet-green Swallow Pasture, field 4 -15' March - May Grass lined w/feathers 4 - 7 White
Western Bluebird Pasture, field 3 - 6' March - August Weed stems, twigs or feathers 4 - 6 Pale blue to bluish-white
White-breasted Nuthatch Edge of woods, wood clearing 5 -15' May - July Bark, roots, grass 5 - 6 White w/brown speckles
Yellow-shafted Flicker Edge of woods, wood clearing 5 -15' March - July Wood chips 5 - 10 White