To donate a birdhouse, please register using this form. All entries must be finished by April 9, 2021. For more information or to arrange dropping of your birdhouse, contact Glenda Jones (613) 256-6479.
For a sneak peak at the items already donated check out the the auction site. The auction will go live on April 12th.
To bid you need to open an account.
- April 9, 2021 Entries close
- April 12-23 Online auction
The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists have stepped up to revive the birdhouse auction to support of the Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary.
Creations can be entered in one of two categories; functional birdhouses made to attract specific birds, or decorative birdhouses made to elicit a smile or enhance a garden. Any sort of structure, using any materials from string (think a knitted hummingbird nest) to steel (think a house made of old licence plates), will be welcome. There will be a separate division for kids in each category, making this the prime opportunity for creative little hands to work on a new project.
To help get creative juices flowing, Gilligallou has books, kits, and ideas for builders to explore, along with wooden birdhouses and an array with different sized holes for different birds. Check out the shop when you’re Christmas shopping for a unique gift that’ll keep giving through the winter months.
Further, Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists are selling Bluebird Nest Boxes (https://mvfn.ca/?s=bluebird+nest+box) for $20 with the money going to their Conservation and Habitat Rehabilitation Committee. The nest boxes can be decorated and entered into the contest or they also make nice Christmas gifts. To purchase a nest box contact Nick de Boer at or 613 256-5963.