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|Tuesday 30th July 2019, 01:26||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2019
San Jose Costa Rica birdhouse
HI all.. I am looking to build a bird house for my niece who lives in San Jose. I was wondering what dimensions the bird house should be to have the best chance at attracting arboreal inhabitants. Thanks
|Sunday 11th August 2019, 16:40||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica
Thats an interesting question. I do know that there are English House Sparrows in San Jose so any bird house would have to have ways of thwarting a foreigner takeover. Haven't done any searches so I'm not sure if there is a way so perhaps a standard entrance size for medium sized songbirds.
If you want to ensure there are no English Sparrow invasion you can build the house with House Wrens in mind. They are smaller so can squeeze into a smaller entrance.
There is a large population of Blue Grey Tanagers and Scarlet-Rumped Tanagers (a tad bigger) there which would be welcome house guests for your niece.
Lots of different species of birds acclimated to urban life there, I even saw a Amazon Kingfisher in downtown San Jose once
Sorry, thats all I've got.
The Neotropic bird Project website
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