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Birdhouse Hole Size Chart
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GIFT IDEA

Don't struggle looking all over for a gift. A gift certificate is the perfect solution for the crafty person in your life. Gourds provide the perfect media for many artistic creations!
Fathers Day

Fathers Day

If your dad likes woodworking or crafting, he may love working with gourds.  And many dads enjoy watching the birds, so a gourd birdhouse may be a perfect gift.  We offer gift certificates that can be printed at home!  Don't get caught empty handed on father's day!

GET THE GOURDS YOU WANT

GET THE GOURDS YOU WANT

Because our product is nature made, the gourd you receive may be slightly different that what is shown in the picture. We want you to be happy with your purchase, which is why there is a Notes section at the end of the order form. If you need a specific size, shape, color or to just let us know what you will be making with the gourds. We do our best to make sure you get what you want, and if we don't have it we will contact you before filling the order.
The birdhouse hole size chart below is meant to be a general guideline of how each species of bird prefer their home. Individual birds may use an entrance hole slightly smaller or larger than the size listed. Buy the next size up if you don't see one that matches exactly.

All of the birds listed below are cavity nesting birds and will use a gourd for their home if it is positioned and hung properly. Some species don't like the gourd to swing very much, others like it. If you're trying to attract the types of birds that don't like the gourd to swing, use a metal coat hanger or other means to stabilize the gourd on the branch. Many birds also prefer the opening to be away from the prevailing winds. In any event, there is such a shortage of cavities for birds to live in, your gourd birdhouse should be filled in no time. Gourds hung in early spring usually get filled by a new family by breeding time in late spring and early summer. Read about the Shortage for Cavity Nesting Birds
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Bird Species Diameter of Hole Height above Ground
(inches) (feet)
Bluebird 1-1/2" 5-10
Chickadee 1-1/8" 6-15
Titmouse 1-1/4" 6-15
Nuthatch 1" - 1-1/4" 6-10
Bewick's Wren 1-1/4" 6-10
Carolina Wren 1-1/2" 6-10
Swallow 1-1/2" 10-15
Downy Woodpecker 1-1/4" 6-20
Hairy Woodpecker 1-1/2" 12-20
Purple Martin special crescent 12-20
Crested Flycatcher 2" 8-20
Flicker 2-1/2" 6-20
Red-Headed Woodpecker 2" 12-20
Barn Swallow OPEN SIDES 8-12
Phoebe OPEN SIDES 8-12
Robin OPEN SIDES 6-15

Robins, Phoebes, and Barn Swallows prefer open sides on their homes so they can see out in many directions. For these species, use one of our gourd nest boxes.

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