Waukesha County

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Working with our communities to promote environmental stewardship, provide research and educational opportunities, and create healthier natural areas throughout Waukesha County.

Wildlife Nest Box Program

Help to monitor or even build nest boxes for raptors (owls, falcons), mammals (flying squirrels, bats), ducks (wood ducks, hooded mergansers), and songbirds (bluebirds). 

Questions? Contact our Conservation Biologist at parks@waukeshacounty.gov.


Songbird Nest Box Monitors Needed

Do you love birds (especially baby birds)? We are seeking volunteers to monitor our songbird nest boxes at Monches (Hartland), Nashotah Park (Nashotah), and along the Fox River Greenway (Big Bend)!
Monitoring involves visiting each box, determining which species is using it, counting eggs, hatchlings, and fledglings, and addressing minor nest box maintenance. There are at least 10 boxes at each site.
Volunteers commit to visiting boxes at least once per week from mid-March through September.
Get started by submitting a Volunteer Interest Form(Select "citizen science" as area of interest – and mention "nest box monitoring" at the end of the form.)