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Woodcrafting for Wildlife Plans

Woodcrafting for Wildlife is a publication of the Pennsylvania Wild Resource Conservation Fund and the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Click the plans below to view printable instructions.

You may also be interested in purchasing wildlife homes or kits from the Game Commission's Howard Nursery.

All links below are PDFs.

Openlands and Woodland Margins

American Kestrel - Plan 14 Mourning Dove - Plan 3
American Robin - Plan 6 Northern Flicker - Plan 9
Barn Owl - Plan 12 Purple Martin: Plan 7 & Plan 8
Barn Swallow - Plan 6 Raccoon - Plan 15
Bats: Plan 10 & Plan 11 Tree Swallow - Plan 4
Black-capped Chickadee: Plan 1 & Plan 2 Tufted Titmouse: Plan 1 & Plan 2
Eastern Bluebird: Plan 4 & Plan 5 White-breasted Nuthatch: Plan 1 & Plan 2
Eastern Phoebe - Plan 6 Woodland Deer Mouse and White-footed Mouse - Plan 1
Gray and Fox Squirrels: Plan 15 & Plan 16 Butterfly Hiberantion Box - Plan 21
House Wren: Plan 1 & Plan 2 & Plan 4 Solitary Bees - Plan 22

Woodlands and Open Margins

Barred Owl - Plan 13 Northern Saw-whet Owl - Plan 14
Eastern Red Squirrel - Plan 14 Northern and Southern Flying Squirrel - Plan 14
Great Crested Flycatcher - Plan 4 Screech-Owl - Plan 14

Wetlands and Adjacent Uplands

Canada Goose - Plan 19 Prothonotary Warbler - Plan 1
Mallard - Plan 20 Turtle and Duck Loafing Platform - Plan 18
Mergansers - Plan 15 Wood Duck - Plan 15
Osprey - Plan 17

Predator Guard - Plan 23
Entrance Hole Sizes For Songbirds, Woodpeckers, and Squirrel Boxes - Plan 24
Entrance Hole Sizes For Duck, Merganser and Raccoon Nest Boxes - Plan 25
Nest Box Hanging Techniques - Plan 26

Woodcrafting Plans

Plan 1 Nest Box
Plan 1 Nest Box image
Plan 2 Rustic House
Plan 2 Rustic House image
Plan 3 Mourning Dove Nest Basket
Plan 3 mourning dove nest basket image
Plan 4 Nest Box
plan 4 nest box image
Plan 5 Winter Roost
Plan 5 Winter Roost image
Plan 6 Nest Shelf
Plan 6 Nest Shelf image
​Plan 7 Purple Martin Gourd Rack
Plan 7 Purple Martin Gourd Rack image
Plan 8 Purple Martin House - 1 of 3
Plan 8 Purple Martin House - 1 of 3 image
Plan 8 Purple Martin House - 2 of 3
Plan 8 Purple Martin House - 2 of 3 image
Plan 8 Purple Martin House - 3 of 3
Plan 8 Purple Martin House - 3 of 3 image
Plan 9 Northern Flicker Nest Box
Plan 9 Northern Flicker Nest Box image
Plan 10 Small Bat House
Plan 10 Small Bat House image
Plan 11 Standard Bat House - 1 of 2
Plan 11 Standard Bat House - 1 of 2 image
Plan 11 Standard Bat House - 2 of 2
Plan 11 Standard Bat House - 2 of 2
Plan 12 Barn Owl Nest Boxes - 1 of 2
Plan 12 Barn Owl Nest Boxes - 1 of 2 image
Plan 12 Barn owl Nest Boxes - 2 of 2
Plan 12 Barn owl Nest Boxes - 2 of 2 image
Plan 13 Barred Owl Nest Box
Plan 13 Barred Owl Nest Box image
Plan 14 Nest Box
Plan 14 Nest Box image
Plan 15 Nest Box
Plan 15 Nest Box image
Plan 16 Gray Squirrel
Plan 16 Gray Squirrel image
Plan 17 Osprey Nest Platform
Plan 17 Osprey Nest Platform image
Plan 18 Turtle and Duck Loafing Platform
Plan 18 Turtle and Duck Loafing Platform image
Plan 19 Canada Goose Nest
Plan 19 Canada Goose Nest image
Plan 20 Mallard Nest Cylinder
Plan 20 Mallard Nest Cylinder image
Plan 21 Butterfly Hibernation Box
Plan 21 Butterfly Hibernation Box image
Plan 22 Solitary Bee Nesting Block
Plan 22 Solitary Bee Nesting Block image


Plan 23 Predator Guard
Plan 23 Predator Guard image


Plan 24 Entrance Hole Sizes
Plan 24 Entrance Hole Sizes image
Plan 25 Entrance Hole Sizes
​Plan 25 Entrance Hole Sizes image
Plan 26 Nest Box Hanging Techniques - 1 of 2
Plan 26 Nest Box Hanging Techniques - 1 of 2 image
Plan 26 Nest Box Hanging Techniques - 1 of 2
Plan 26 Nest Box Hanging Techniques - 1 of 2 image
Credits
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