Carolina Wren

So are you looking for a birdhouse to help the ecosystem? Let's see if a Wren is the right fit for you!!

         Habitat- Wrens live in places like suburbs and open fields, to open forests and orchards. Parks would be great for these birds and in the front yards of houses.

         Fun Facts- These birds look like a cute chubby-donut. Their bird boxes have a wide range in variety​.

For information about their nest boxes and the care for them visit their page by clicking on the buttons above. Get a free nest box with no mandated charge!! Consider donating 5$ today.

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Setup and Cleaning

The nesting box for these birds is to be put up around 7-10 feet above the ground. This can be done on things such as a pole or a wooden fence. It should be in an open area with trees surrounding it, like a backyard. To clean your nesting box use a scrub brush and soapy water to scrub the interior of the birdhouse. Then rinse it well with water and set it out in the sun to dry. If you find mites in the house: First, soak the house with a solution of 10% bleach to 90% water. Then let it dry out for 24 hours before setting it back up to be reused by your bird species once again.

We offer a cleaning service for a fee of 15$. This will go back to helping our Non-Profit Organization.

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How to Help

Data collection would be very helpful to us to improve in the following years. See how you can help! You can watch the activity from far and write down data. Data could be such as when did you first start seeing your birds and when did you last see them? And on which days did you see them? As well as if birds did end up using your nesting box or not. There is a Post-Sign Up form which you will fill out after receiving your birdhouse and its number. Attached to that form will be another one in which after the season is over you can submit your data. Again this would be extremely helpful, if you are unable to give an exact number you are allowed to guestimate.

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Carolina Wrens

Wrens are extremely common to see in a birdhouse. These birds love having rectangular slits as the entrance to their birdhouse.

          To place the birdhouse correctly you ideally want it out of the direct sun and 5-10 feet (1.5 - 3 meters) above the ground. Place the birdhouse on things such as a tall pole or a wooden fence. 

          Leave the birdhouse ALONE from spring-summer. Interaction can scare off wrens that may choose this birdhouse as their home. Feel free to watch from a distance, but it is not advised to go near the birdhouse. 

         In the fall once the wrens have stopped using it you should clean it. to start off remove the top and pull out the nest made from the wrens. Then use a scrub brush and soapy water to scrub the interior of the birdhouse. Then rinse it well with water and set it out in the sun to dry.

          Do the following if you find mites in the house: First, soak the house with a solution of 10% bleach to 90% water. Then let it dry out for 24 hours before setting it back up to be reused by the wrens once again.

Carolina Wren birdhouses must be 300 feet apart from one another.

*Note* there is a fee of 10$ to receive a nesting box due to low donation rates