Our Merri Creek Nest Box Pilot Project has had a busy first year. Thirty-two nest boxes and log hollows for small birds and micro bats were attached to tall eucalypts in Merri Park, Northcote. Community members and students enthusiastically participated in seven monitoring events held between November 2019 and February 2020. Some events were held in the daytime and others in the evening.
The Year 1 Summary Report documents the project so far, the lessons learnt, interesting observations and the next stepsfor the project. We hope to start community monitoring events again in Spring, in time for nesting birds.
This project was funded by generopus community donations to the Merri Creek Environment Fund and a grant from the Arthur and Hazel Bruce Bequest.