Be part of the Songbird Farm Trail and install a bluebird box.
Corte Madera is part of the Songbird Farm Trail. We have bird boxes throughout Town and are encouraging residents to put up more.
Wild Farm Alliance of Watsonville, Ca has created the first ever Songbird Farm Trail. This trail along the Pacific Coast, outlines the important role the beneficial birds play on farms and the critical role farmers and others play in protecting declining bird populations.
Installing bird boxes provides the much needed natural cavities that have been lost, and increases the abundance of beneficial birds. Cavity nesting birds such as Bluebirds, Swallows, Violet Green Swallows and Chestnut Backed Chickadees are one of the fastest declining bird groups in the world.
There are currently 500 nest boxes on the Songbird Farm Trail. Tracking these boxes over time will provide data showing changes in local bird populations and the benefits from the gift of habitat for the birds. When farmers and gardeners provide habitat for beneficial birds and bring them closer to crops, they are increasing pest control. Birds can help keep pest insects, rodents and pest birds at bay.