PRESERVING HABITATS FOR CAVITY NESTING BIRDS AND OTHER SPECIES   Leave a comment

PRESERVING HABITAT

FOR CAVITY NESTING BIRDS

All images by Tom Grey, with thanks

To visit the website dedicated entirely to cavity conservation, click here:

http://cavityconservation.com.

WHAT WE ARE DOING

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

 We have begun a conservation project in Orange County for the benefit of birds and all wildlife that depend on snags.  Our goal is to persuade urban parks and property managers to retain snags whenever it is safe and beneficial to do so. It is our belief that habitat preservation is the long-term solution to the challenges faced by cavity nesting species.  To change public perception of snags and to increase appreciation of their value, we are also designing free educational programs for youth and adults.  We believe this conservation effort is a vital adjunct to the provision of nesting boxes.  As we develop this project we will continue to update this page.  Ultimately it is our hope to be a communication hub and extensive resource for those interested in sustainable solutions to the challenges facing cavity-nesting birds.

PROGRESS WE’VE MADE

Nuthalls Woodpecker

Nuthall’s Woodpecker

Currently we are working with a park to develop  a model program in the field.  We are also working with a charter elementary school to design an educational program. We have created Power Points on relevant topics, a brochure, helpful guidelines for land managers and educational  handouts.  Several  tentative partnerships with interested organizations are developing.  Presentations to organizations and to the senior staff of OC Parks are scheduled.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

mountain chickadee

Mountain Chickadee

If you have any experience on this subject in the field as a researcher, monitor, activist or nature educator, or if you have materials and resources that might be helpful to us, we would welcome hearing from you.  Please email Gillian Martin at GM99oliver@cox.net.

CCI Logo0002This project titled The Cavity Conservation Initiative will require funds for the development of its website and all related resources that will ultimately be downloadable free of charge to anyone.  We would welcome any financial contribution to assist us in meeting our shared mission to help cavity-nesting birds.  To make a donation, please click on the Donate tab.  Your contribution is tax-deductible.

 

 WE NOW HAVE WILDLIFE TREE SIGNS FOR SALE! 

These signs are made of metal and are 4″X 5″ in size.  Holes in all four corners enable you to nail them to a dead or dying tree.  The cost of the sign, including shipping is $10.  Here’s your opportunity to educate the public and to explain why the tree has been retained. To order contact : Gillian Martin:  GM99oliver@cox.net.

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CLICK HERE FOR HANDOUT PRESERVING HABITAT FOR CAVITY NESTING BIRDS

Measuring a snag

California State University, Fullerton students measure a snag

Prof Tony teaches about tree species

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Posted January 14, 2013 by yankeejim

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