Build your own nest box
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Nest boxes are a great way to add habitat to your site and are a good hands-on project to undertake with kids.

Here is a list of some websites that will help you get the ideas flowing and show you what you can do to encourage more birds to your environment.

BirdLife Australia

BirdLife Australia has created information sheets full of tips and technical advice when building a nest box, including a list of recommended dimensions to build your box for particular bird species.

The Lifestyle Channel

Paul West from River Cottage Australia gives a step-by-step demonstration on how to build and install a nest box.

Download Paul’s nest box instructions.

Birds in Backyards

Looking to build a nest box to attract a specific bird species? Birds in Backyards and BirdLife Australia have created nest box plans for a number of native Australian bird species including the laughing kookaburra, green rosella and Australian owlet-nightjar.