Wednesday, January 22, 2020

More Than 7,800 Birds Fledged Through DCNR’s Cavity Nesting Trails Program

DCNR’s Bureau of State Parks released its annual Cavity-Nesting Trails Summary Report, which shows that 50 state parks monitored 2,041 boxes and fledged a total of 7,848 birds through the dedicated work of volunteers and staff in 2019.
Among the nesting cavity birds were Eastern bluebirds, Tree swallows, Purple martins, American kestrels, Titmice, Flycatchers, and Mergansers
Despite a wet and cooler early spring this year across most of the state, this is an increase in fledgling numbers compared to last year.
Since the program’s beginning in 1980, volunteers have helped to fledge more than 133,000 individual birds and 19 species.
Visit the Cavity-Nesting Trails Program webpage for more.  Visit DCNR’s Events webpage to find Cavity-Nesting Trails events in a State Park near you.
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(Photo: Eastern bluebird.)

(Reprinted from the January 22 DCNR Resource newsletter.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)
[Posted: January 22, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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