A nest box sized just right for Common Mergansers!
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.
The Common Merganser prefers to breed in ponds associated with upper portions of rivers in forested regions, and clear, freshwater lakes with forested shorelines. It winters as far north as open inland waters are available. The Common Merganser generally nests in cavities in hollow trees near water, but also in dark recesses, on the ground or in nest boxes. The height of the tree cavity and species of tree are unimportant, but the number of suitable cavities available is definitely limited.
Our Merganser House provides the perfect cavity for mergansers that normally nest in naturally occurring tree cavities. Mount the Merganser House on a pole in the open water to provide extra protection from predators. 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. Quality Eastern White Pine construction. 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"
Common Merganser House Dimensions:
24-1/4"h x 11"w x 15-1/2"d; 5" oval entrance hole
Build a Duck Nest Box Trail! Save $$ when you purchase multiple nest boxes. Discount given at checkout.
Note: Ships dimensionally oversized. Additional shipping charges apply. Rates will vary depending on pack size and destination zone.
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Watch wood ducks nesting!
Mount our Hawk Eye Nature Video Camera inside your duck house - connect the nature cam to your television or computer and see what that Wood Duck or Merganser does during those long weeks as she sits on her eggs. Listen too. The Hawk Eye’s sensitive microphone brings all the sounds of nature right into your television. CLICK HERE to learn more!
See the Hawk Eye in Action!!
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Save $$ on the Hawk Eye Nature Camera when purchased with this nestbox! (available at checkout).
Note: Camera shipped separately. Additional shipping charges will apply.