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Woodpeckers and Chickadees usually chip out tree cavities to roost in and raise young each season. Other cavity nesters, Nuthatches, Wrens, Titmice, Flycatchers, Bluebirds, some of the Swallows, Owls and Ducks, and a few other species search for these cavities to raise their young in once they are abandoned by their original inhabitants.
Build a bird house by simulating a tree cavity. Some of the bird species that nest in tree cavities will nest inside wood birdhouses if the boxes and their entrance holes conform to species specific dimensions and if the bird houses are properly mounted at appropriate heights in suitable habitats in the regions indigenous to each species. Some species that nest on tree limbs or rock ledges will nest on wood platforms. Some species are more easily attracted to boxes or platforms than other species. Some have maintained special relationships with humans for centuries.
In North America, about 55 bird species will nest in bird houses and at least 15 will nest on platforms. See Free Birdhouse Plans for free wood working plans. There you cn select a bird house plan including dimensions and instructions on where to mount it for each specific bird species. For instructions on how to build a bird house, see Building Birdhouses.