Nest box building workshop

Even if it rains!

Nest box building workshop in Cangas de Onis

Birds make nests to give birth and take care of their chicks. These nests are exposed to predators and harsh weather.

Due to these adversities some of the broods don’t make it despite the parents’ huge effort. But you can help them by making nest boxes: thus chicks would be safe against most of their predators, which cannot get in through the inlet hole.

Nest box

Nest box freshly painted

When you have a nest box in your garden, the park nearby or even at your own window everybody wins: you’ll provide the birds with shelter and they will repay you with their songs and continuous coming and going with food for their chicks.

We offer you a workshop to learn how to build a nest box. With our workshop you will learn how to build a nest box. Children are very absolutely welcome, this manual activity is completely safe: they will assemble/join the pieces that we have previously cut to prevent them to handling sharp objects.

It is not mandatory for everyone who participates to take a nest box. Each family or group will bring home as many nest boxes as they’d built. Then you can decorate them with acrylic paint if you wish.

Girls painting their nest boxes

Girls painting their nest boxes

The weather shouldn’t be a problem: on sunny days we will be outdoors and if it rains we will have a roof to protect us!

All participants will be covered by Public Liability and accident insurance.

When?: Everyday | Start time: 09:00 / 12:00 / 16:00 / 19:00
For how long?: 2 hours approx.
How much?: Each box, 9,90€ | Each person, 4,90€ | Children under 6 y.o., FREE
*For groups with more than 10 people please contact us.
To whom is it offered? : To the general public.
Vacancies: 12 people maximum.
Where?: At the park near the Sella river and the Municipal Fronton of Cangas de Onís. Check the map to know exactly where the meeting point is!