Home
Conservation
S.A.V.E.™: Bird Houses and Bird Feeders

S.A.V.E™ Bird Houses and Bird Feeders

S.A.V.E. Bird House
S.A.V.E. Bird House
Made With Jersey Grown Wood

Locally Grown And Made Houses and Feeders For Your Local Birds

NJ Audubon is now offering bird houses and bird feeders made with Jersey Grown wood sustainably harvested from New Jersey forests. In doing so, we are championing an effort spearheaded by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy in their "Shop Local Save Land"" campaign that highlights suppliers of local wood products. Our bird houses and feeders are made of Atlantic white cedar sustainably harvested under forest stewardship plans approved by the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection.

S.A.V.E.™ bird houses and feeders use wood grown and milled in New Jersey. Many bird houses and bird feeders get their materials and are manufactured outside of the country and must be shipped thousands of miles to New Jersey shelves. This offers the consumer no connection to the land, and no knowledge of its origin — where it came from, who grew it, or how it got onto the shelf.

S.A.V.E.™ bird houses and feeders have their lumber sawed at Schairer Brothers Sawmill in Egg Harbor City. Founded in 1936, Schairer Brothers is one of the few sawmills left in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, providing lumber to local markets mostly within a 50-mile radius. Owner Paul Schairer is a third generation mill operator, following in the footsteps of his grandfather providing wood to local furniture-making businesses, but lost the contracts when the furniture makers began buying lumber sourced from China.

Click here for a list of participating retailers.