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Conserving Carolina Gives Tips To Help At-Risk Bird Species

 

Last updated 1/21/2020 at 9:59am

It's important to clear out nesting boxes each year, as some species like this Eastern Bluebird will build on top of prior nesting material (Photo courtesy of Terry Spivey, USDA Forest Service, www.Bugwood.org)

During the winter months, yard maintenance slows down.

This serves as a great time to plan additions to your landscape, especially in favor of wildlife.

If you're looking to provide more habitat for vulnerable bird species, you can add a nesting box to your property or clean out nesting materials from the previous year.

According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, in the Southern U.S., nesting boxes should be placed by February.

As spring approaches, this provides a stable nesting site and overwintering location for at-risk bird species.

Birds are always in need of more consistent nesti...



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