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Centrally located nesting box attracts birds and aids monitoring

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

Den Danna, (603) 271-4046 or ddanna@dot.state.nh.us

Nesting box mounted on post in wetland mitigation site
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Nesting box attracts birds to the NH Route 11 Wetland Mitigation Site

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