14 - 21 February is National Nest Box Week in the UK. The week aims to encourage people to put up next boxes to give birds more places to nest. It's also a reminder that if you already have next boxes, now might be the best time to make sure they're still in good condition before the breeding season starts!
Natural nest sites that birds might use, such as holes in trees or old buildings
are disappearing fast in many places as gardens are ‘tidied’ and old houses are
By taking part in National Nest Box Week you can help bird
conservation whilst enjoying observing the
birds that use your nest boxes.
National Nest Box Week is a project of the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology).
Last February, I helped the Water of Leith Conservation Trust put up some nest boxes in Colinton Dell. You can read about this here.
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