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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Pointers for Nesting Box Placement

-  Most birds prefer privacy for nesting.  Do not install boxes immediately adjacent to feeders or high human traffic areas.

-  Often facing the box towards the North or East is best.  West and South facing boxes are often more exposed to wind and summer sun.

-  Mount the box at least 4 to 5 feet off the ground (some species prefer higher). If lower adults and nestlings are more susceptible to predators like cats and raccoons.

- Consider mounting the box on a pole, as they tend to be less accessible to predators.


Central Oregon is home to many species that use nesting boxes (click here to learn more), get birdhouses up and you will have some wonderful tenants.


Chickadee on a nesting boxChickadee gathering nesting material