A roost box is similar to a bird house in that it provides shelter for birds, but it is not intended for building nests or raising hatchlings. Instead, a roost box provides secure shelter from predators, low temperatures and poor weather for multiple cavity-nesting birds at once. Depending on the bird species and size of the flock, a dozen birds or more may take advantage of a single roosting box to share body heat through cold winter nights. This communal roosting in a sheltered spot greatly improves the birds' chances of surviving harsh weather and sudden freezes. Bird that frequently use roost boxes include: Downy Woodpeckers, Bluebirds, Titmice, Nuthatches, Chickadees, Wrens.
Bird Roost Box
|November||Put Bird Roost Box out.|
|April||Take Bird Roost Box in.|