The Friends of Cedar Hill Park collaborated with Saanich Parks staff to find a design, to construct and install a total of 16 bird box. Eight boxes have been placed around the park and an additional 8 boxes are being installed within the golf course by Golf Course staff. These boxes have been built and located for Swallow and Wren nesting. The entrance holes are designed to discourage other birds like Sparrows from taking over the boxes.
Many thanks to Saanich staff member Darren Copley for help select the design, to Jane Browning and Dave Berry for their work to obtain materials and build the boxes, and to Jim Moores for his encouragement and coordination. Thanks also to members of Parks’ Natural Areas and Golf Course staff for all their efforts to find suitable locations and installing the boxes.
We understand that this initiative will contribute to Saanich Parks Audubon certification of the golf course.