How to Build Bluebird Houses

MOTHER's children article showcases a young scout who built 100 cardboard homes for bluebirds to help the species survive for his Eagle Scout project.

Using a table saw, we scouts cut each tube into two-foot lengths. We cut each of these sections in half at a 20 degree slant to make two tubular nest boxes with straight bottoms and slanting tops.
Diagram of the bluebird bungalow birdhouse.
Now that the houses were made, how could we get bluebirds to nest in them? I talked to a wildlife extension agent who told me the best time to put up bluebird houses is in late winter or early spring.

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