Using wheelie bins as nesting boxes for large species

To: 'Mark Clayton' <>, "" <>
Subject: Using wheelie bins as nesting boxes for large species
From: Chris Davey <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 02:40:24 +0000

I think the problem has been that many artificial hollows become too hot unless well designed and placed appropriately.




From: Mark Clayton [
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2018 9:29 AM
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.


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