8 June 2011

Bird by bird

It’s the end of spring and that means we’re counting the baby birds that live in nesting houses on the more than 80 acres of wildlife habitat at Amway’s World Headquarters. 

Today 80 bird species are living and flying around our facilities.  We have 17 nesting boxes on site and have found evidence of 16 species breeding on-site, including tree swallows.

We track the birds’ movements, study their longevity and monitor breeding patterns by marking baby birds with numbered leg bands.  Last week, a group of Amway employees and Steve Allen, a field biologist and bird expert, checked our nesting boxes and recorded and banded nearly 20 babies.

Working box by box – and bird by bird – we can learn more about our feathered friends and create an environment where they flourish.

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