Out of the box - Designing nest boxes for conservation success

Date: 06, Feb, 2018
Author(s):   Rachel Robbins, Rob Heinsohn, David Lindenmayer, Natalie Briscoe
Publisher: TSR Hub

Many of our threatened birds and arboreal mammals rely on tree hollows for nesting, but because we've cleared most of our big, old trees, these hollows are in short supply. Nest boxes are commonly proposed as an alternative, but do they actually provide an appropriate housing solution for our threatened species? Rachel Robbins from The Australian National University examines four case studies on our successes and failures with nest boxes.