The wood duck is a beautiful bird that often has difficulty finding an appropriate nesting site. While they like to nest in old nests in tree cavities made by other birds, they have far greater success nesting in human-made Cavity Nesting Bird Boxes.
The boxes need to be strategically placed and maintained on the edge of a creek, river, stream or in a seasonally flooded area, about 1m above the water. Sometimes kestrels or owls will make these boxes a home.
Thanks to NCC members Bill James and Phil Klopak for building duck boxes for NCC this year. For anyone feeling inspired to build one for their own yard these are good plans to follow!