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Build a Tree Swallow Nesting Box

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Tree Swallows are apart of a group of birds called aerial insectivores, swooping and diving through the air in their hunt for prey. Across Canada, aerial insectivores have declined almost 60% since the 1970s! Nesting boxes can help increase the reproductive success of Tree Swallows, who usually nest in cavities in standing dead trees, known as wildlife trees. With threats such as pressure from habitat loss and competition from the European starling, Tree Swallows have been identified as a priority for conservation.

Participants will learn how to build tree swallow nesting boxes in a hands-on workshop, leaving with their very own box to put up before the breeding season begins in mid May.

Please note, this workshop includes the use of drills, drivers, and screws. Participants must be comfortable using power tools.

More on nesting boxes and Tree Swallow conservation from the Nature Conservancy of Canada.



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March 17
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mayne Island Conservancy
(250) 539-2535


Dinner Bay Park
Dinner Bay Rd
Mayne Island, British Columbia V0N 2J2 Canada
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