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Title of the project

Bird houses/boxes

Description

The goal of the event is to sensitize public about the wildlife management/conservation and about the role of the hunters.

Hunters build and put bird boxes to suitable places. They also provide some hunting clubs with boxes.
Usually boxes are build for game bird species, e.g. goldeneye (Bucephala clangula), but also for smaller birds. Finnish Hunters Association has organised bird house events called Pönttöpäivät. Every year hunters make at least tens of thousend bird houses.

Concerned species: Mainly game bird species. Habitat type: people can basically put houses to anywhere, but mainly to the areas where birds live, especially near lakes.

Location

Country Finland
Level National

Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland, Wetland

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Usually boxes are build for game bird species, e.g. goldeneye (Bucephala clangula), but also for smaller birds.

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)

Partners

Weblinks

http://www.maaseuduntulevaisuus.fi/maaseutu/mets%C3%A4st%C3%A4j%C3%A4t-jakavat-viikonloppuna-satoja-linnunp%C3%B6ntt%C3%B6j%C3%A4-1.14196