Images Šveitsi Eesti Selts – Estonian Swiss Association
Estonian text posted 14.04.2018
To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of
In March the „100 linnumaja Eesti sajandaks“ (100 nest boxes for
The nest boxes were a gift to Birdlife
According to the predictions of Birdlife
The supporters also learned about the locations of their nest boxes.
The wryneck and the redstart are insect-eating migrating birds. The fertilization of fields and the decrease of insects have almost eliminated the food base of both species. The loss of tall-trunk fruit trees has also reduced the habitat area of bird species and in many locations these species have disappeared altogether. A nest box helps to create new breeding opportunities where nesting otherwise would be difficult.
See Ave-Lii’s video from the enterprise:
See also the cut from ETV Terevisioon, where the project was introduced by the President of the Swiss Estonian Association, Mirjam Loertscher.
Nearly 700 Estonians currently live in
The number of donated nest boxes reached a hundred on December 17 2017, followed by finding suitable sites and installing them. The last nest box was set up on March 17th on the lands of a farmer at Biel-Banken, where rare species still nest.
The main sponsor and supporter of the project was the Estonian software company Uptime which has a joint venture in
The nest boxes were built by Peeter Tarmet .