August saw the end of a very busy nestbox study season. Our cavity nesting birds used 35 of the 38 boxes Owl's Hill maintains along three nestbox trails.
Between March 20, when we observed the first nest, and August 15 when the last birds left their box, Eastern Bluebirds, Carolina Wrens, Carolina Chickadees and a lone Tufted Titmouse pair successfully fledged 161 birds.
We appreciate all who participated in this exciting 2019 season, monitoring the boxes and collecting data on a weekly basis. Special thanks go out to our dedicated nestbox team including
and land intern,
. This marks the 29th year of our longest running wildlife conservation project.