Birds Nestbox Week

April 2016

We celebrate ourfourth Nestbox Festival on the 1st of April 2016.

There may be birds that don't use nestboxes or need something that is not suitable for your location. The Pileated Woodpecker may be one of these. You may have to be satisfied with watching them at a feeder and feeding their young ones.
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There are many birds whose nest cannot be copied, the bushtits nest is one, with the use of mosses.
The little bushtits nest is very elaborate indeed. The entrance to this work of art is in the side.
 
The Bewicks Wren may build a nest in one of the sites you offer. It may even build two nests, but they may not use either, the male builds several nests and then the female decides which home they will live in.
 
The Robins enjoy a flat shelf type with a simple roof to keep out the rain.
 
The Bewick's
  Bewick's
   
The Bewick's
We have added another two nest boxes to the Nature Inn site that you can build.
On the left: http://www.dereilanatureinn.ca/restaurant/planter-feeder/index.htm