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by Ernest Thompson Seton

Make a successful swallow bank, not less than 10 feet long and 4 feet high, for coup. It is successful when 3 pairs of swallows or other birds have used it. Twice the size with 6 pairs of swallows or other birds, or two such as above, for grand coup.

Build an artificial hollow tree, with nesting places for various kinds of wild creatures, to be used by 6 different species of animals (not counting insects), either for nesting or for winter shelter, for coup. As above, to be used by 12 species; to be at least 15 feet high and big enough for observer to go inside, for grand coup. (See Bird Lore, January, 1909. )

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