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Volunteer Project: Learn to Build a Kestrel Nest Box
January 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The American kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America, and their populations are in decline here in Massachusetts. For more than 12 years, our stewardship team and volunteers have been building nest boxes to support breeding habitat for our namesake bird.
You’re invited to join us for a special volunteer event to learn about American Kestrels and get some experience with woodworking. You’ll help build nest boxes that will be installed at Mass Audubon’s Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton for the upcoming nesting season.
Beginner and intermediate woodworkers are welcome to attend this volunteer workshop. Kestrel board member and co-manager of our Kestrel Nest Box Monitoring Project Anthony Hill, and Land Stewardship Coordinator Liz Brozski will guide participants through the construction process. Power tools, materials, and safety gear will be provided to build the boxes from scratch. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.
This event is open to all, even if you’ve never volunteered before. Space is limited to 5 participants. (Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.) This event will take place at Kestrel’s headquarters in Amherst on Sunday, January 28, beginning at 9:00 am.