Perches make it easier for predators to access to a nest, so cShoresal’s new birdhouse design doesn’t use them.
If you would like to add a perch to your birdhouse:
- Mark center of birdhouse approximately 1.5” to 2”
below the entrance hole
- Drill through front at mark using a 7/16” bit
- Cut a 3” section of 7/16” dowel and insert into the
hole. A soft blow with a hammer will nudge it
in until approximately 1/4” of dowel is showing
inside the birdhouse.
- Pre-drill a small hole and attach a cabinet size decorative door knob a couple of inches below the entrance hole.