Birdhouse Birds

Brown-Headed Nuthatch

Brown-Headed Nuthatch

Brown-Headed Nuthatched

These birds are found in the south-east part of the United States, and will live in birdhouses.  The interior dimensions of a birdhouse can be anywhere from a 4" x 4" floor to 6" x 6" floor and 8" to 12" high or can be higher if it has a peak roof.  The  entrance hole should be 1" to 1.25"  Preferably an 1" entry hole for the brown-headed nuthatch, since it is a smaller bird.  You can also use bluebird houses for a brown-headed nuthatch if you are able to find a 1' guard protector or able to make one of your own to reduce the entry hole size from 1.5" to 1"  Place the birdhouse anywhere from 5' to 10' even though they have been know to nest up to 90'  The direction of the entrance hole can be place in all directions.

Heath Cedar Bluebird house

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird



Blue head, back and wings, red chest and throat, with a white belly.


Likes to live in meadows, openings surrounded by trees, parks, and yards that are not dense with foliage.  Prefer open grassy areas.  Eastern Bluebirds are cavity-nesting birds; meaning, they look for used woodpecker holes, dead or decaying trees, or some kind of open cavity.  This is why bluebirds love birdhouses.


The diet mostly consists of insects and they do enjoy fruit.   This is why gardeners, farmers, and people who enjoy spending time in yards, enjoy having these birds around.  Not just for their colorful site, but they provide a natural source of insect control. Rarely will you see an eastern bluebird, at bird feeder with seeds.  If you want to attract an eastern bluebird to your yard, set out a bird feeder with meal worms.