Everybirdy Deserves a Home!
May 17th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Edenwold (Regina), Saskatchewan
Join NCC as we install bird houses for Tree Swallows and Mountain Bluebirds at our Edenwold 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 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. However, thanks to widespread nest box building efforts across North America, populations are rebounding in most areas.
The use of nest boxes has been shown to help boost the populations of these two bird species. Come help us contribute to their continued conservation efforts, enjoy a beautiful property, and take in a presentation about Mountain Bluebirds and their bumpy road to recovery! Because everybirdy deserves a home!
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This 635 acre (257 ha.) complex is located near Qu’Appelle Valley, just 15 km north of the Village of Edenwold. Made up of entirely native grasslands, woodland and wetland habitats, this natural area hosts species such as the Sprague’s pipit, American badger, plains garter snake and the endangered little brown myotis. These properties are known to be some of the most outstanding examples of native grassland and shrubland systems in the province.What you will be doing
We will be strategically installing nest boxes for Tree Swallows and Mountain Bluebirds on fence posts. We will also enjoy a presentation about Mountain Bluebirds and their road to recovery!Why you will love it
We will be helping to contribute to the conservation of Tree Swallows and Mountain Bluebirds by providing places for them to nest! These birds have had a bumpy conservation history and still face many threats, let's give them some help!Questions?
Contact Kayla Burak: firstname.lastname@example.org
While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:
- Dress in Layers
- Close-toed Shoes
- Hammer (if you have one)
- Any necessary medication
- Bug spray
- Reusable water bottle