Bend, Oregon

Kevin & Jen Lair

Kevin & Jen Lair

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Bend, Oregon

Forum Center,
2680 NE Hwy. 20, Ste. 310
Bend, OR 97701

Phone: (541) 617-8840
Fax: (541) 617-8840
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Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Central Oregon Cavity Nesting Birds

   Different species of birds make different types of nests.  Some birds, like American Robins, build twig and grass cup nests in trees.  Others, such as barn and cliff swallows, make little cup nests from mud.  And some birds nest in holes in trees.  It is these cavity nesting birds that will use nesting boxes (a.k.a. bird houses).

   Cavity nesting birds are divided into two groups.  Primary cavity nesters will excavate their own cavities in trees and snags.  Secondary cavity nesters are dependent upon natural cavities and abandoned sites excavated by primary cavity nesters.  Both primary and secondary cavity nesting birds will use nesting boxes.

Northern Flicker at nesting cavity               Bluebird nesting box               Tree Swallow on nesting box

Central Oregon Primary Cavity Nesting Species

- Northern Flicker

- Hairy Woodpecker

- Downy Woodpecker

- White-headed Woodpecker

- Lewis's Woodpecker

- Red-breasted Nuthatch

- Pygmy Nuthatch


Central Oregon Secondary Cavity Nesting Species

- Mountain Chickadee

- White-breasted Nuthatch

- House Wren

- Mountain Bluebird

- Western Bluebird

- Tree Swallow

- Violet-green Swallow

- Ash-throated Flycatcher

- House Sparrow

- European Starling

- American Kestral

- Western Screech Owl

- Wood Duck


Visit the Cornell All About Birds Website and learn more about these cavity nesting species.