Everybirdy Deserves a Home

Event Details

April 27th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fairy Hill (Regina), Saskatchewan
Habitat Restoration

Contribute to the conservation efforts of Tree Swallows and Mountain Bluebirds by helping to install bird houses at our Fairy Hill property!

Tree swallow populations have declined as a result of changes in climate and a decrease in their main food source; insects, due to the use of pesticides. Mountain Bluebird populations have recently rebounded in most areas thanks to widespread nest box building efforts across North America. This initiative started after a large population decline in the early 1900’s when they suffered from habitat loss and were being outcompeted by exotic birds that were brought over from Europe.

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling to the property with other volunteers (driving or catching a ride) please click here. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Fairy Hill (Regina)

Fairy Hill consists of native grasslands, woodlands, river and flood plains that continue to be home to aquatic and terrestrial species and serve as a haven for visitors wishing to enjoy this area. These 1,642 acres (665 hectares) of valleys, hillside and bottomland are protected for the long term through our purchase of the property from its conservation-minded landowner, Dorothy Schuurmans, and a generous donation from Lloyd and Janet Sauer. Rare species found at Fairy Hill include loggerhead shrike, northern leopard frog, bigmouth buffalo fish and Sprague’s pipit. This area is also well used as a staging area for ducks and geese and serves as a stopover for many and varied shorebird species.

What you will be doing

We will be strategically installing nest boxes for Tree Swallows and Mountain Bluebirds on fence posts. We will also be performing maintenance on the interpretive trail to keep in tip top shape for visitors to enjoy!

Why you will love it

You will have a lasting impact on Fairy Hill by helping our feathered friends and our human friends enjoy the great outdoors! You will also get to hear a presentation about Mountain Bluebirds and their bumpy road to recovery.

Questions?

Contact Kayla Burak: kayla.burak@natureconservncy.ca

Please Note
People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Dress in Layers
  • Hat
  • Closed-toe shoes
Tools
  • Hammer (if you have one)
Miscellaneous
  • Lunch
  • Necessary medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Reusable water bottle