A nest box that Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers love!
We make a habitat for every species of cavity nesting bird in North America. All of our products are correct for the species, easy to clean, well insulated and provide for the proper drainage. Every house includes an educational brochure specific to the species.
Hooded Mergansers are the only merganser that breeds and winters exclusively in North America. In the past, they were found throughout the continent, including mountainous areas, wherever suitable habitats existed. Today, they are most common in the Great Lakes region and eastern Canada but are also found in the Pacific Northwest. The habitat preferences of Hooded Mergansers are very similar to those of Wood Ducks. They like quiet, shallow, clear-water pools that have sandy or cobblestoned bottoms. They prefer ponds that are near or surrounded by deciduous woods: river bottomlands, small forest pools, millponds, swamps and beaver ponds. Unlike Wood Ducks, Hooded Mergansers have a difficult time finding food in turbulent water, so calm, clear water is highest on their list of habitat requirements. Hooded Mergansers are not likely to nest on large lakes.
There are several varieties of ducks that will nest in trees. One size house has different size entrance holes to accomodate each variety. This Wood Duck house has a wire ladder to help ducklings climb out. A lower side guard protects the nest when the side is open for observation. The entire side opens for cleaning. Comes with wood chips for nesting material. Handcrafted out of quality eastern white pine. Made in the USA!
Optional Extra Wood Chips 3 Bags/Pack (available at checkout).
These pine shavings provide an annual replenishment of nesting material for woodpeckers, ducks, owls, etc. Better than sawdust, which can mat down and retain moisture. Sold by the gallon bag for individual houses. 10-1/2" x 10-1/2"
Wood Duck / Hooded Merganser House Dimensions:
24-1/4"h x 11"w x 15-1/2"d: 3-4" oval entrance hole
Build a Wood Duck Nest Box Trail! Save $$ when you purchase multiple nest boxes. Discount given at checkout.
Note: Ships dimensionally oversized. Additional shipping charges apply. Rates will vary depending on pack size and destination zone.
Hooded Merganser click image to learn more
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Watch wood ducks nesting!
Mount our Hawk Eye Nature Video Camera inside your duck house - connect the nature cam to your television or computer and see what that Wood Duck or Hooded Merganser does during those long weeks as she sits on her eggs. Listen too. The Hawk Eye’s sensitive microphone brings all the sounds of nature right into your television. CLICK HERE to learn more!
See the Hawk Eye in Action!!
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Save $$ on the Hawk Eye Nature Camera when purchased with this nestbox! (available at checkout).
Note: Camera shipped separately. Additional shipping charges will apply.