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Birding with Jerry Hall: 80 birds nest in cavities but youll likely get wrens

Photo caption: Entrance hole determines which bird uses a house.

If you are interested in buying or building a bird nest box, there are several things to keep in mind.

While some 80 birds regularly nest in cavities, the most common species folks in our area are likely to attract are Carolina wrens, Bewick's wrens and Carolina chickadees. Birds that are not especially welcome, but often show up, are house sparrows and starlings.

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