Right Bird, Right House: Providing a Safe Space for Birds to Raise Their Young
Many species of birds will nest in boxes or other structures that meet each species’ requirements for a safe place to nurture eggs and nestlings. This guide provides the tools for launching a successful nesting structure project, starting with an overview of general types of nest structures, desirable design features of a nest box, and the best construction materials for purchased or build-your-own structures. Other sections survey common pests and predators and deterrence strategies, as well as best practices for nest structure placement. Included are profiles of 24 species native to North America.
Watching and feeding birds is one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America. Experts at the Cornell Lab are hoping that the guides not only help beginners learn about birds but encourage them to do what they can to protect and enhance bird habitat. (Kevin Naze Green Bay Gazette)