House Finch Nesting Shelf
The house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) is a bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is native to western North America, and has been introduced to the eastern half of the continent and Hawaii. This species and the other “American rosefinches” are placed in the genus Haemorhous. adult males’ heads, necks and shoulders are reddish. Adult females have brown upperparts and streaked underparts. The female lays clutches of eggs from February through August, two or more broods per year with 2 to 6 eggs per brood, most commonly 4 or 5. The egg laying usually takes place in the morning, at the rate of one egg per day.
Nest Box Location – House finch prefer open shelf or open box. House Finches seek nesting sites with a roof overhead. A hanging plant, wreath, or easy to build nesting platform offer a readymade home for a house. Place such objects away from doors and other high traffic areas.
Birds That Nest In This Birdhouse – Some birds such as robins and phoebes prefer open nesting shelters rather than traditional, enclosed bird houses.