Bird Studies

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” ~Chinese proverb

We have several species of cavity nesting birds, including bluebirds, house wrens, chickadees, tree swallows, nuthatches, and even kestrels and saw whet owls who use artificial nest boxes. Several times during the summer, we will visit each box and record the bird species using it, how many young are in the nest, and how far along they are. For those of you who come later in the summer, we will discuss who lived there and look at their nests (the different bird species use different types of nest material in their box), while we clean out and repair the boxes for next year.

We also have numerous birds who nest, feed, and raise their young ones right in camp, so observing bird behavior from the cabin porch is always a favorite "activity"!