The Maryland Wood Duck Initiative is an all-volunteer wildlife conservation effort started in late 2004. Our objectives are to enhance Maryland’s wood duck population and to generate a greater appreciation of the wetland habitats in which they live by advocating and demonstrating the merits of a “best practices” approach in managed nest programs.
Leveraging these focused efforts on the wood duck, we seek to provide a Total Wetlands Experience for our volunteers and the “next generation” through the development of complementary educational programs, internships and research projects.
Unfortunately, MWDI does not have any remaining wood duck lumber available to provide either kits or boxes. Predator guards are available year round. As this effort is a cost based service, MWDI does not retain inventory but we do plan to continue the program! Look for a notice to be emailed and posted on the website in November 2019 but please send us your indications of interest at any time.
MWDI has supplies for new public projects if you wish to initiate one. We are currently evaluating a project along Langford Creek in Kent and Plum Creek in Wicomico Counties although most of our new boxes are destined for replacements in existing sites. We review site habitat, assist box location and train volunteers but you must have a project manager identified to monitor the project after installation. New sites on private lands also continue to grow and MWDI is assisting in various ways.
As always, a huge “thank you” to our dedicated volunteers for helping to make a difference.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401