- You approach the box from the side.
- You tap on the box gently. This tells the bird that you are there, and if it wants to leave, it will.
- You unlock and open the door SLOWLY. Observe what is in the box - clost the box and leave the area.
- Write on your chart, under the proper date, what you just saw in the box.EXAMPLE: Sticks, or grass, or trash, or moss. From the material int he box you can tell what species is nesting int he box.
- If you see red ants, wasps, bees, or little white worms in the bottom of the nest, have an adult contact the Trust at email@example.com and we will explain how to deal with the problem.
- Do not touch the eggs in the nest. Doing so could kill the developing chick.
- The boxes are to be checked one time a week, on the same day if possible.
- If you see chicks in the box for two weeks, do not open the box on the third week. Check the box on the third week and you should find an empty nest. This nest hould be cleaned out of the box and placed in a plastic bag and put in the trash. MAKE SURE THE BIRD HAS NOT STARTED A NEW NEST.
Contact the Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.