Birdhouse City

Categories: Out and About.

We live in an amazing part of Ontario and each summer the tourists flock here for the scenery, the wineries, the beaches, the antique shops, the artist galleries and more.  One of the fun places to visit is Birdhouse City just as you head south outside of Picton.

It is in the Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area, on County Road 8 in Prince Edward County. A former superintendent of PERCA built the first birdhouse and it was decided if one birdhouse could be so attractive then a whole city of birdhouses would be fantastic. You can read about it here and see the first birhouse.

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It was started around 1980 as a community involvement project.  Groups, individuals, schools, and businesses could design and create reproductions of famous buildings, landmarks and local attractions.  You can read some interesting info here about the birdhouses.

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We did see a few birds flying around the birdhouses, but I don’t know for sure if many of them are occupied.

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 The roof looks in good condition on this one, but I think the tenants would benefit from some little perches to sit on.  And perhaps a touch of paint to freshen it up.

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Here is an unusual birdhouse in the shape of the leaning tower of Pisa.  I wonder if the birds get a sense of falling once they are inside?

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Did you know that birds go on train trips?  This is their mode of transportation. I wonder where they are headed?  Probably down south as it’s a long way to fly.

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And after their long trip they need to stop at McDonalds for some refeshement.  I hope they make some healthy choices.

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If you are travelling down our way and want a place to stretch your legs, you will enjoy walking around Birdhouse City.

Out and About shares more places to visit.

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