The Peterson style bluebird house is an excellent selection for your
backyard birding activities. The bluebirds love it and so will
you. I have many bluebirds using them every year in my yard.
This house has room for a family of 5 to grow in comfortably. See
the many features of this house listed below.
Features include the following
Constructed from quality material.
The overall specifications are H=20 1/2",
W=7 1/4", D=11". The oval entrance has an entrance hole
size of 1 3/8” x 2 ½”., which is centered approx 8”
above floor. The slotted design has a 1 3/8" slot
at the top of the front panel.
My houses are assembled with rust
resistant decking screws for strength and durability.
Although it is easier and much faster to
assemble a house with Brads, staples and nails they have
a tendency to loosen after a year or two and cause the
house to separate at the joints. Always buy houses that
are assembled with screws.
Slanted Oversize roof.
It is important for the roof to be
slanted so that the water will drain off freely, and the
oversize roof minimized any water penetration at the top
Ventilation is provided to help control
over heating of the nesting area. The buildup of heat in
the house is a main problem for the bluebird and every
effort should be made to help reduce this by
ventilation, color, and placement of the house
There is a ventilation gap of approx ½”
above the front panel and on each side of the house at
the peak of the roof to help cool the house in hot
Cleaning and observation
The front panel swings down from the top
by loosening the top screw on the side above the
entrance hole. This allows for easy cleaning and
viewing of the nest area to observe the young.
Houses that open by removing or hinging
the top are difficult to clean and the house should be
cleaned after each brood.
These houses have predrilled mounting
holes for mounting to a wooden post, building, tree
Mounting brackets for mounting to a farm
T post are available for $1.50 ea. You can also mount
to a 1” round pipe and clamps, which are available at
most hardware or plumbing stores.
All woods are subject to deterioration,
splitting, warping and cracking from the elements.
Even the houses of cedar construction are subject to
deterioration. A good coat of clear finish or
paint will prolong the life of this house and should be
repainted occasionally to keep water from penetrating