The Dave Scott Bird Trail is a project of Skidaway Audubon that provides nest boxes for our songbirds (Eastern Bluebirds, Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice and Brown-headed Nuthatches). Other birds such as Downy Woodpeckers, also use the nest boxes to seek shelter in the fall and winter months.
Nest boxes cost money to build, maintain and replace over the years of use.
Nest boxes are inspected annually to determine what maintenance will be needed to start the nesting season. In addition, during the nesting season, specially trained monitors record nesting activities. This monitoring allows us to gather data on the number of nests, eggs, and nestlings, as well as how many of the nestlings fledge. By monitoring regularly, and year to year, adverse changes in breeding success can be spotted before population declines become obvious.
All the data collected from the Trail will be entered into Cornell University’s NestWatch and records from our Nest Box boxes will make an impact for the various species of songbirds who seek our nest boxes for raising their young.
Adopt a Nest Box today and give a helping hand to our songbirds! It is a wonderful way to support and learn about wildlife, provide safe nesting sites for our amazing songbirds, and support contributions to research. It is perfect as a gift for holidays, birthdays, or ideal as a treat for yourself.
Your charitable donation of $30 includes:
For a charitable donation of $20 to Skidaway Audubon, you will receive four 8.5 in. x 11 in. laminated daily progression charts with daily pictures from hatching to fledging. There will be about 20-24 photos per Progression Chart.
The Progression Charts will include the Brown-headed Nuthatch, Carolina Chickadee, Eastern Bluebird and a very special lescistic nestling Bluebird's family.
Your donation will go toward maintaining the Dave Scott Bird Trail, which has just over 200 bird houses.
Contact us via email if you have any questions: ForTheBirds430@gmail.com
With a charitable donation of $850.00, you can sponsor an entire bird trail!
We have twelve trails that make up the Dave Scott Bird Trail along The Landings Club's six golf courses. There are twelve monitors who check each trail on a weekly basis during nesting season. Not only will you sponsor your own bird trail, you will also support all of the ongoing projects of Skidaway Audubon.
For 20 years two sisters monitored the Deer Creek trails, these two trails are now named The Sisters' Trail.