Ducks Unlimited is looking for either a full bodied drake wood duck or a hen with chick carving. They are offering a $1000 purchase award for this year’s Competition.
Ducks Unlimited will be using the wood duck carving in promotional talks, etc. for a major 5 year push to add a lot of wood duck nesting boxes (with volunteers doing the work) on the lower St. John River watershed in New Brunswick….. Apparently they have a few thousand of these nesting boxes out there already but with new donation funding mainly from the Carolinas in the US this new push is getting underway this year to add a huge number of additional boxes.
Last year they inserted a camera in a nesting box and discovered that once the eggs were laid the mother stayed on them continuously until they hatched…. Over 20 days…. Hard to believe but true…. They plan to give the public access to the camera via the Internet this year to be able to watch how things go!!!!
You can contact Ducks Unlimited in Fredericton if you want to volunteer or would like more information about this project or their other work