Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

Birdhouse Blowout

Glenda Jones and Barbara Carroll are challenging adults and youth to create birdhouses to be auctioned off during the Birdhouse Blowout in April. Proceeds of the auction will go to the Cliff Bennett Natural Bursary Fund.

Imaginations can run wild with creations in two categories: functional birdhouses made to attract specific birds, and decorative birdhouses made to elicit a smile or enhance a garden. There will be a separate division for youth in each category.

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.

If you are planning on donating a birdhouse, please register using this form. You can register now and upload a picture of your completed birdhouse later. All entries must be finished by April 5, 2021. For more information or to arrange dropping of your birdhouse, contact Glenda Jones (613) 256-6479.

We have already received some entries which can be viewed on the auction site.


  • April 5, 2021 Entries close
  • April 11-23  Online auction