Join AOA and representatives of the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative (OBCI) as they look inside active nesting boxes. Learn about bird boxes, tagging and wild bird habitat.
Thinking about putting up some nest boxes for birds in your yard, but not sure where to start? Or do you already have boxes installed, but nobody’s moved in?
Cavity-nesting bird expert Darlene Sillick and Amanda Duren of OBCI will help answer your birding and nesting questions. This unique event will provide an opportunity to see inside active nest boxes and view young birds up close! We’ll learn to tell how old a nestling is, how to band birds, and why scientists use leg bands to study bird populations.
We will discuss the species of native birds that may readily use nest boxes on your property and share information on good box design features, box placement, installation tips and basic monitoring recommendations. We will also explore the Conservation Demonstration Site area to learn about the type of habitat that will attract various nesting species.
This is a family-friendly event. Please feel free to bring the kids and instill stewardship values.
Meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 21 at the AOA Demonstration Site located next to Mathias Grove at 25797 Bailey Road, Rockbridge – see Google map link below. Park in the gravel parking area on Bailey Road or alongside the roadway. Please dress appropriately for the summer weather and walking on mown prairie grasses.