Wetland Enhancement

We implemented four wetland enhancement projects on private properties along the Slocan River in 2019. The objective of the projects is to increase the diversity of the wetlands by adding some nesting boxes for birds and bats. A total of 20 nesting boxes for swallows and 4 bat houses were installed.
Within minutes of installing the nesting boxes the swallows were inspecting the  bird houses and moving in to build their nests. It was fascinating to see! This possibly indicate that there is a shortage of housing for birds or most likely a shortage of appropriate sized dead or partially dead trees for cavity nesting birds in open areas and along the river.
The plan is that in the long run this project will increase the bird and bat population and it will help reduce the mosquito population in certain parts of the Slocan Valley.

The Slocan River Streamkeepers would like to thank our partners and supporters for this project: Darcie Quamme with Integrated Ecological Research, Slocan Solutions Society and SWAMP (Slocan Wetlands Assessment and Monitoring Project).
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Gwen helping to install some swallow nesting boxes in the wetlands

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Bat house and bird nesting box in Appledale, BC June 25, 2019.

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Tree swallow taking perched on the new house. Winlaw, BC June 28, 2019.

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Newly installed nesting box in the wetland Perry Siding, BC May 3, 2019

Bird nesting boxes in Vallican, BC

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Bird nesting boxes in Winlaw, BC

Lindsay helping to install some nesting boxes along the Slocan River April 30, 2019.


Bird monitoring:
https://slocanriverstreamkeepers.wordpress.com/bird-monitoring/

 


Wetland Enhancement 2018

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We implemented two wetland enhancement projects on private properties along the Slocan River in spring 2018. The objective of the projects is to increase the diversity of the wetlands by adding some nesting boxes for birds and bats. A total of ten nesting boxes for swallows and two bat houses were installed. In less than a month after installation, at least two nesting boxes were occupied by tree swallows.

The Slocan River Streamkeepers will be enhancing four new sites in spring 2019. We are hoping that in the long run it will help reduce the mosquito population in certain parts of the Slocan Valley.

 

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The Slocan River Streamkeepers would like to thank our partners and supporters for this project: Darcie Quamme with Integrated Ecological Research, Slocan Solutions Society and SWAMP (Slocan Wetlands Assessment and Monitoring Project).
Image result for slocan swampSpecial thanks to our Funders: Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program

FWCP