Wood duck boxes help increase the population

An article about how making wood boxes available for them helps to substantially increase the population.

https://www.usgs.gov/center-news/notes-field-wood-duck-recruitment

You can buy pre-made boxes and kits from the Maryland Wood duck Initiative

The Maryland Wood duck Initiative is running their annual wood duck box sale. You can buy them pre-built or in kits. See below and contact Cliff to purchase supplies.

MWDI’s Annual Box & Kit Order

MWDI is once again aggregating orders with its lumber purchase for public projects to provide wholesale pricing to private program sponsors. The lumber cost component reflects MWDI’s expected direct costs for wood, shipping and waste. MWDI has made arrangements to have the wood cut into kits or assembled into boxes if preferred. The costs are the same as 2017-18-19!

Wood Duck Box assembled $45.00 eachWood Duck Box kit (buyer must assemble) $38.00

“Wood Duck box lumber (buyer must cut & assemble) $30.00 “Boxes / kits do not include predator guards or poles. Metal, cone shaped predator guards can be obtained for $16 + 6% tax each from Phoenix Metals for 4” poles or lumber. Guards for 2” poles are $18 plus tax. Prepayment necessary. Contact MWDI or Brian at Phoenix 410-633-0685 ext 18. (BrianW@wemakeduct.com). Baltimore location if pickup directly is desired. Shipping extra. MWDI can assist pickup / delivery of the guards as we will have a supply in Rock Hall, Salisbury and Washington DC. For orders above 10 guards, Phoenix will take credit card payment. For all other orders, mail a check made out to Phoenix to MWDI and we will collect funds for Phoenix. Specify guard style when placing the order.

Bluebird box lumber is $7.25, $11.00 per kit or $17 fully assembled.

MWDI expects the purchaser to pick up the boxes / kits in Rock Hall, Washington, DC, along Route 50 between these locations or between Salisbury and Easton if other delivery arrangements cannot be coordinated. Lumber will likely be available by early January, kits by early February and assembled boxes will be available by late February 2020. WD box kits are approximately 22”tall x 9 1/4”wide x ¾” thick. BB box kits are made from 5 ½” x ¾” nominal width boards. Lumber is rough cut one side, kiln dried cypress supplied from South Carolina. MWDI’s website, dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/pages/MWDI/index/aspx, has detailed assembly plans for the side door boxes.Send an email to cliftonabrown@aol.com to place an order. Payment by check must be received by December 31, 2020 Pre-payment is necessary, or the order will not be included.Maryland Wood Duck Initiative3021 45th St NW Washington, DC 20016