The Brown-headed Nuthatch is a tiny songbird found in the southeastern states and is facing decline due to the loss of their habitats from deforestation and urbanization. A local Eagle Scout from Asheville is working with the Audubon North Carolina Society to raise awareness about this issue and provide new homes for the birds to live in.
He is asking the Scouting community for help with building 10,000 new Brown-headed Nuthatch homes that will be placed across North Carolina by the end of 2015.
Bennett has already built 22 houses with the help of his Boy Scout troop. His website, nuthatch.info has information on contacting him about helping with this project, as well instructions on building the nest boxes. Troops who participate will be featured on his website.
To learn more about Nuthatches and how your nest box will help them survive and thrive in your state, please watch this video.