Like many newly-created wetlands, a new site off of NH Route 11 in Andover, New Hampshire, lacked nesting features to attract birds. So biologists from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation mounted a nesting box on metal posts and placed it in the center of one of the site's wetland monitoring areas to serve as a highly visible marker for monitoring crews. As soon as the birdbox was installed, a pair of barn swallows occupied it and established a nest. They've been coming back regularly ever since.
--Apr 25, 2003
|New Hampshire Department of Transportati photo|
|Nesting box attracts birds to the NH Route 11 Wetland Mitigation Site|