I give my pledge as a Canadian, to save and faithfully defend from waste, the natural resources of my country, its soils and minerals, its air, water, forests and wildlife.
- Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Oath
Wood ducks, Barrow’s goldeneyes, common goldeneyes, hooded mergansers, common mergansers and buffleheads are all cavity nesting ducks. They build nests in abandoned woodpecker holes or natural tree cavities caused by disease, fire or lightning. These ducks will also use a constructed nesting box. Here are plans for a nest box that you can build, install and maintain.
Discover the ideal location for your duck box(es) by viewing our example photos.
January, February and early March mark the time to install new boxes and inspect and maintain those that are established. To report your location(s), please make use of this Reporting Form.
Young conservationists lending a helping hand
How to spot Wood Duck eggs
How to spot Merganser Duck eggs
Learn how to build a hen nest, and how to build and install a hen house.
Parry Sound Anglers & Hunters Members at work