Using wheelie bins as nesting boxes for large species

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Subject: Using wheelie bins as nesting boxes for large species
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2018 23:40:52 +0000

Could be, with some adaptation. The heat and humidity aspects, will be surely different between plastic and a natural log. This may be good or perhaps not. As well as the internal surface, to allow birds to climb out,




From: Mark Clayton [ Sent: Monday, 4 June, 2018 9:29 AM To:        Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Using wheelie bins as nesting boxes for large species


I think "poly pipe" as used by plumbers etc has been tried for a number of parrot species. How successful they have been I am not sure but if anything can "mimic" a tree hollow then it is worth giving them a go.



On 4/06/2018 9:24 AM, Martin Butterfield wrote:

An interesting article.  It would be useful to get some feedback on how it works.  If the species using the wheelie bins take them up there are all sizes of plastic bins that could tried for species requiring smaller hollows.


On 4 June 2018 at 09:14, Nick Payne <> wrote:

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