Checking of artificial nests placed to assist the nesting of wild birds
The artificial nests that were placed to improve the habitat of wildlife were checked recently.
More specifically, in 2014, 80 artificial nests of 4 different types that satisfy the nesting needs of various species of bird fauna were placed on trees, shrubs and buildings to enhance biodiversity in the Asbestos Mine. The various types of nests provide shelter to the following species:
Monitoring of the nests during 2015 included the recording of nests to be used by birds for nesting, recording the species that would use the nests and the reproductive success of each nest (number of eggs and chicks in each nest).
During an inspection conducted simultaneously with maintenance and cleaning recently, it was found that a minimum of 40% of the nests were used by various kinds of birds during the previous breeding season.
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