Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$16 adults, $10 children
 

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$16 adults, $10 children
 

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Birdhouse and Bird Feeder Designs

Build Your OWN

The Blank Park Zoo has teamed up with woodworking magazine editor Marlen Kemmet to create a collection of free, shop-tested, clearly illustrated, birdhouse plans that will attract birds to your backyard and garden. These free project plans make a great family and volunteer activity. Whether you build one or a dozen, you'll be helping avian conservation efforts.

The dimensions, box size, entrance hole, and venting for the birdhouse listed within the plan were created with each specific bird species in mind. In addition, each plan uses commonly purchased home center materials such as cedar fence pickets. And, as a bonus project, we've included a plan for a bird feeder designed by an Iowa wildlife conservation officer.

American Kestrel Nest Box

Barn Owl Nest Box

Downy Woodpecker Nest Box

Eastern Bluebird Nest Box

House Wren Nest Box

Nesting Shelf for Robin & Phoebes

Northern Flicker Nest Box

Wood Duck Nest Box

Hopper Style Bird Feeder


Photo credit: Marlen Kemmet

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