I  attended the  Ontario Eastern Bluebird Society’s Annual General Meeting in Burlington at the Royal Botanical Gardens on Saturday, March 22.

Two speakers were invited to present: The Barn Swallow Recovery Project  where artificial nesting structures were the key to the presentation by Kristyn Richardson  and Badgers in Ontario by Josh Sayers.Both presentations were very interesting and informative. Find out more about these two projects at :

Monitor Barn Swallow Nests with  Kristyn Richardson and Liza Barney


The photos below are a recommended artificial nesting structure for the barn swallow.

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Badgers in Ontario with Josh Sayers


Many thanks too to  Liza Barney , Project Nestwatch Co-ordinator for her insights and suggestions for monitoring Barn swallows and describing how everyone can participate in the Nest Watch Program using purple martins as a study species.

More information on how to help out the project can be found at:


Any help in any of these projects will only assist in their comeback.