Bird nesting boxes

Galah-on-BoxMany Australian birds require hollow habitat for nesting and roosting. Different birds prefer different hollow habitat like hollows in the end of branches, hollows in the trunk of a tree and even hollows in fallen branches over a wetland or woodland. A variety of nesting boxes can substitute for the lack or removal of hollows. These can be installed in different locations to maximise the variety of habitat available.

Our range of bird nesting boxes have been developed with particular birds in mind and work well in the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary setting.

To order our nesting boxes, please visit our Webstore.

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Discounts apply to wholesale orders of 10 boxes or more, please email nestboxes@latrobe.edu.au for a quote.

Nesting boxes for birds

Pardalote Nesting Box - $48.00

Pardalote-BoxPardalotes are small insectivorous birds that breed in long tunnels dug into the earth or in tree hollows. There are several different species found around Australia.
Pardalotes feed primarily on insects such as thrips, moths, caterpillars, small beetles, spiders and especially lerps, a kind a sap sucking invertebrate. To attract these beautiful birds to your garden, plant a variety of native plants that attract insects, including members of Acacia, Hakea, Callistemon and Eucalyptus, and allow a decent leaf litter to build up – providing habitat for invertebrates. Small birds love dense and/or spiky shrubs in which they can hide from predators, so consider planting some around your garden.

If you require any further information, please email us at nestboxes@latrobe.edu.au

Lorikeet Nesting Box - $52.00

 This box meets the requirements of several native parrot species, including Lorikeets. Lorikeets are dependent on tree hollows for breeding. With natural hollows quickly disappearing due to the pressures of urban development, nesting boxes are a great way to protect these native birds.

To attract Lorikeets and other parrots to your garden, consider planting plants that produce high amounts of pollen and nectar, especially eucalyptus trees. Parrots are known to follow the flowering seasons of various species – so providing a range of plants that flower in different seasons will encourage them to stick around.

If you require any further information, please email us at nestboxes@latrobe.edu.au

Rosella Nesting Box - $59.00

 This box meets the requirements of several small native parrot species, including Eastern Rosellas and Red-rumped Parrots. Many parrots are dependent on tree hollows for breeding. With natural hollows quickly disappearing due to the pressures of urban development, nesting boxes are a great way to protect these native birds.

To attract Rosellas and other parrots to your garden, consider planting plants that produce high amounts of pollen and nectar, especially eucalyptus trees. Parrots are known to follow the flowering seasons of various species – so providing a range of plants that flower in different seasons will encourage them to stick around. Also consider planting native grasses, as Rosellas and other birds will feed on the grass seeds.

If you require any further information, please email us at nestboxes@latrobe.edu.au

Large Parrot Box - $75.00

Large-Parrot-BoxThe large parrot box meets the requirements of several larger native parrot species, including Crimson Rosellas, Cockatoos, Galahs and King Parrots. Many parrots are dependent on tree hollows for breeding. With natural hollows quickly disappearing due to the pressures of urban development, nesting boxes are a great way to protect these native birds.

To attract parrots to your garden, consider planting native plants that produce high amounts of pollen and nectar, especially eucalyptus trees. Parrots are known to follow the flowering seasons of various species – so providing a range of plants that flower in different seasons will encourage them to stick around. Also consider planting native grasses, as parrots will feed on the grass seeds.

If you require any further information, please email us at nestboxes@latrobe.edu.au

Duck Nesting Box - $88.00

Duck-Box2Ducks have lived in and around our waterways for centuries; thriving even in urban areas. Whilst some ducks nest on the ground, others are dependent on tree hollows (or nest boxes) to protect their young from predators. Our nest boxes meet the requirements of a number of duck species, including Wood Ducks (Chenonetta jubata), Black Ducks (Anas superciliosa), Chestnut Teals (Anas castanea) Grey Teals (Anas gracilis) and or even Pink-eared Ducks (Malacorhynchus membranaceus).

It is quite difficult to attract ducks to your garden unless you have a large body of water that has aquatic plants growing in it. They prefer to feed on young green grass or herbs, aquatic seed and herbaceous aquatic plants.

If you require any further information, please email us at nestboxes@latrobe.edu.au

Kookaburra Nesting Box - $85.00

 The Kookaburra box meets the requirements of two species of Kookaburra: the Laughing Kookaburra and the Blue-winged Kookaburra. These large, loud and cheeky birds add life to any area.

To attract Kookaburras to your garden, consider managing your garden for other wildlife. A frog bog or lizard lounge will attract larger prey items such as frogs and lizards. Also consider planting indigenous plants that attract insects, such as members of Callistemon, Hakea, Eucalyptus, and Acacia.

If you require any further information, please email us at nestboxes@latrobe.edu.au

Owl Nesting Box - $95.00

 Owls travel at night, using their incredible night vision to spot and catch prey such as small mammals, rodents, lizards and invertebrates. Being high on the food chain, owls often have very large home ranges and can travel far in a single night. The Owl Roosting box provides a safe daytime resting site for several owl species, including the Southern Boobook owl, Barn owl and Owlet Nightjar. Owls are dependent on very large tree hollows for breeding, and it is very difficult to build nest boxes to meet their needs. The best way to protect these remarkable birds is to protect old growth forest and allow current trees to reach maturity for owls in the future.

To attract owls to your garden, consider planting a range of native plants that attract other animals, such as rodents and possums (see above). Managing your garden for habitat, by creating a frog bog and/or lizard lounge and allowing a complex litter layer to build up, will attract a wider suite of animals and provide a better pantry for owls. Also consider the old growth trees that occur in your neighbourhood and consider taking action to protect these trees.

If you require any further information, please email us at nestboxes@latrobe.edu.au

Flat Pack / Kit Form boxes are available at a discounted rate. Prices for flat pack boxes are listed on our price summary page.