Helping Birds on the Move

Helping Birds on the Move

The return of migratory birds is a tell-tale sign of spring. Baltimore orioles, northern flickers and wood ducks are just a few examples of the 260 plus bird species found in the Credit River watershed.  We’ve already seen the return of some birds and migration will continuing into June.

A few of the challenges that birds have to deal with when they migrate are cats, collisions with buildings and poor food supplies. Birds need stopover locations to rest, refuel and find refuge. Natural areas such as  woodlands, grasslands and wetlands are the 5-star hotels birds look for on their journey. Songbirds for example are on a high protein diet and depend on areas with native plants, brush and leaf piles that attract the creepy crawly insects they feed on to keep their energy levels up.

Unfortunately, most bird populations are in decline. Habitat loss is the leading cause making the protection and improvement of natural areas a key action. With over 90 per cent of the Credit River watershed privately owned, there’s an opportunity for landowners to help birds on their land.

CVC offers habitat restoration services to help landowners with tree planting, forest management, invasive plant control, restoring wetlands and more. If you want to help create habitat for birds and wildlife, attend our annual Habitat Restoration Services Information Session. You’ll hear from CVC’s habitat restoration specialists on programs and services, as well as subsidies and funding programs to help get your project off the ground.

The Habitat Restoration Services Information Session  takes place on March 25 from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the Caledon Village Place. Visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/events  for more information and to register.

Yellow Warbler, Photo Credit: Jon Clayton

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