24 Aug Cavity Nesting Birds | August 2015
Cavity Nesting Birds Need Your Help
Cavity Nesting Birds can be difficult to find.
For example, I found this bird by accident because it was far away and hidden behind branches.
It’s an Acorn Woodpeckers, female, looking out of a nest cavity.
Many birds depend upon old trees as nest sites.
So this woodpecker is here to remind us to preserve old trees.
The Cavity Conservation Initiative in Southern California is working with arborists, tree trimming contractors, park officials, and others to protect cavity nesting birds. This group has facilitated the development of tree trimming guidelines that protect birds.
Learn more about them through the link below.
Here are easy steps that you can take.
1) Check trees carefully for nests before trimming or cutting.
2) Check with your local Audubon chapter for the best times of the year for tree trimming.
3) Consult professional arborists before attempting to trim trees by yourself. They can advise on best, safe procedures. And you may decide that having them do the job is worth the cost.
See more photos of the Acorn Woodpecker at:
Learn about The Cavity Conservation Initiative: http://www.cavityconservation.com
This photo was taken from the patio at the Chuparosa Bed & Breakfast: http://www.chuparosainn.com
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Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.
Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation