Fanwood 3rd Annual Build-A-Birdhouse Contest


Deadline for entries: October 2, 2009 (4:00pm)
Drop off entries with Registration Form at Fanwood Memorial Library

Give a bird a home & be a winner!

The Fanwood Environmental Commission is happy to invite you to participate in our second annual “Build-a-Birdhouse Contest”. Birdhouses must be hand-made with bird-friendly material, should be able to withstand weather conditions for at least one year and include a suitable mounting mechanism. Birdhouses will be used in the Fanwood Nature Center or other Borough Open Spaces.

Two fabulous prizes will be awarded in each of the following two categories:

  • Child (under 13 years) and

  • General (13 years and above)

Entries should be dropped off with Registration form at the Fanwood Memorial Library during regular library hours by 4:00 pm on Oct 2nd. Winning entries will be announced at Fanny Wood Day on Oct 4th. All entries will be on display at our table. Hard copies will also be available at the Fanwood Memorial Library, Scotch Plains Library, and the Fanwood Borough Hall.

We are thankful to the following businesses for their generous donations towards prizes in this event.
Parker Gardens
Wild Birds Unlimited
Young Paints and Varnish
Sovereign Bank

Click here for helpful tips & resources on building bird houses,

For questions or more information, email

1 Comment

  1. This is a great idea. I’m always looking up new details on how to build a birdhouse. I use cedar for mine. They will last for years. Depending on the size you want, you can build economically using cedar fence pickets. Redwood is also a good choice.

    I’ve discovered that for birdhouses, different species are very particular about the size of the entry hole. Its a good thing to keep in mind if you are attracting a particular kind of bird.

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