BRING CONSERVATION TO YOUR YARD!
Participate in our Bird Box Program | February 1 - April 1
2022 signups have closed -- check back next year!
HOMEOWNER BIRD BOX PROGRAM | Have you always wanted to host nesting bluebirds in your yard but are unsure where to start? Our bird box specialists are available to visit your property, prepare a bird box plan, and install boxes; all for a modest charge per box. Our bluebird boxes are expertly crafted with the birds in mind, including features that are often left out of commercial designs: weather stripping and plenty of ventilation, a generous oversized roof, and easy handle access for cleaning and monitoring. We also provide a metal pole for mounting the bluebird houses.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE | To qualify, you must live in Malvern, Newtown Square, Berwyn or West Chester. Supplies are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. If interested, please click the button below and provide the requested information.
We do not provide boxes to homeowners who keep outdoor cats (the safety of the birds is our top priority).
COST | Boxes are available for:
- Bluebirds and Tree Swallow (including mounting pole and installation) - $65
- House Wrens and Chickadees - $35
BEYOND BIRD BOXES | Want to learn how to enhance your yard for conservation? We also offer the exclusive opportunity to meet with our Stewardship Director Andrew Kirkpatrick and Preserve Manager Mike Cranney who will visit your property for a free habitat consultation.
The annual conference of The Bluebird Society of PA is coming up March 17-18 right in Downingtown. All bluebird enthusiasts and general bird lovers welcome! Learn more and register here.
THE BENEFITS OF ADDING A BIRD BOX TO YOUR YARD | Bird populations are in serious decline, primarily due to loss of habitat. Cavity nesting birds are faced with ever diminishing places to nest because there are fewer and fewer places where dead trees are allowed to stand and rot in place. Our homeowner bird box program is designed to help cavity-nesting birds by providing a safe place for them to lay their eggs and raise their young.
Additionally, birds brighten the landscape with their beautiful colors and songs, restrict pest populations, and provide your family with countless hours of enjoyment as these charismatic creatures raise their own families before your eyes. They will capture your heart as you watch them make their home, raise their chicks and then return the following springs.