Let Your Creativity Take Flight!


Ogden Nature Center’s 16th Annual

Birdhouse Contest and Exhibit is For the Birds.

Entries will be received Monday, March 30 through Saturday, April 4 at the Ogden Nature Center. All ages are encouraged to enter up to two creations, and there is no entry fee.

Stoke your creativity and bring in your finest birdhouse- whimsical, beautiful, practical, functional, artistic or magical. Please be sure your birdhouse can last through the summer weather. The exhibit will be on display outdoors April 18 through August 31, 2009 so visitor to the Nature Center can enjoy and be inspired by these backyard habitats.

All birdhouses must be on a post and ready to plant. Entries must be original works and will be judged by an interdisciplinary jury. Winners will receive awards at a reception and awards presentation on Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 pm.



birdhouse

Bird
type
Floor
size
(inches)
Entry
hole 
(inches)
Hole
above floor
(inches)
Interior
depth
 (inches)
Nest
height
(feet
to ground)
Bluebirds 5
x
5
1.5 6 8

5-10

Chickadees 4
x
4
1.125 6 8-10
Finches 6
x
6
2 4 6 8-12
Flycatchers 6
x
6
2 6-8 8-10 8-20
Kestrel,
American
8
x
8
3 9-12 12-15 8-30
Nuthatches 4
x
4
1.25 6-8 8-10 5-20

Owls

Barn 10×16 6 4 15-18 12-18
Screech 8
x
8
3 9-12 12-15 10-30
Barred 13×15 8 16 10-30
Phoebes 6
x
6
platform 8-12
Robins,
American
6
x
8
platform 6-15
Sparrows
Song
6
x
6
open,
all sides
6 1-3
House 4
x
4
1.5 6-8 8-10 4-12

Swallows

Barn platform 8-12
Purple
martin
6
x
6
(30
feet open space in all directions from birdhouse)
2.25 1 6 15-20
Tree 5
x
5
1.5 1-5 6 10-15
Titmice 4
x
4
1.25 6-8 8-10 6-15
Warblers 4
x
4
1.25 5 8 4-7
Woodpeckers
Downy 4
x
4
1.25 1.25 8-10 6-20
Flicker 7
x
7
1.5 14-16 16-18 6-20
Hairy 6
x
6
2 9-12 12-15 12-20
Redheaded 6
x
6
3-4 10-12 12-14 12-20
Wrens
House 4
x
4
1 1-6 6-8 6-10
Winter 4
x
4
1
x
2.5
4-6 6-8 5-10

NOTE:  as little as
one foot in hanging height can make a big difference in the birds you
attract.  If you
desire winter wrens, for
example, one less foot in height will help keep out other wrens.  Make certain that all
entry holes 1.5 inches
and smaller in diameter are sized exactly in order to keep starlings
out.   



Registration forms and full contest details are available online at
www.ogdennaturecenter.org or at the
Ogden Nature Center¹s Visitor Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404.

For more information, please call the Nature Center at 801-621-7595.

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