If you put out a bird nest box and nobody moves in the first year, don't give up; you'll probably get takers the second nesting season. But here are four important points to consider:
- Make sure the nest box is made of untreated wood.
- Do not put a perch on it (so other birds aren't tempted to land there).
- Place the nest box in an area that is protected from wind, rain and full sun (chicks die if they get overheated).
- Make sure it doesn't contain any nesting materials (birds like to provide theri own).