Download brown-headed nuthatch nesting box plans (requires Adobe Acrobat ).
- Place boxes in open pine woodlands and backyards. Nuthatches will nest in the shade
- Mount boxes at least 5 feet above ground on a pole or post equipped with a predator guard
- Boxes that appear weathered or constructed of rough-hewn lumber are preferred by nuthatches before other types of boxes
- Place 2 to 3 inches of dry sawdust in the box
For more information, contact WRD's Nongame Wildlife/Natural Heritage Section (478) 994-1438.