Four Keys to Successful Wood Duck Boxes

With the increase of urbanization and short-term timber harvesting, wood duck nesting habitat is decreasing. Most timber stands are currently managed for the quickest return possible. Therefore, old growth and mature hardwoods, which provided cavities for wood duck nesting, are decreasing. So what can we do about this decline? Install wood duck boxes! — Read … Continue reading Four Keys to Successful Wood Duck Boxes

Purple Martin – Introduction | Birds of North America Online

on the upper part of its sign-board; and I have observed that the handsomer the box, the better does the inn generally prove to be. — John James Audubon (Audubon 1831) Audubon's observation illustrates the long and close association between humans and the Purple Martin, a relationship that distinguishes this bird from nearly all others … Continue reading Purple Martin – Introduction | Birds of North America Online

Eastern Bluebird – Introduction | Birds of North America Online

Eastern Bluebirds have gorgeous plumage, nest in open, often disturbed, human-modified habitats, and, as secondary cavity nesters, readily take to artificial nesting cavities. In the breeding season, they hunt insects from perches over sparsely covered ground or low grass, and in the winter join mixed species foraging flocks in woods and hedgerows, as well as … Continue reading Eastern Bluebird – Introduction | Birds of North America Online