What is National Nest box week?

Although still cold and chilly out there, the birds are thinking about finding places to make their nests and have babies!

NNBW was set up by the BTO to help encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife
Natural nest sites for birds such as holes in trees or old buildings are disappearing fast as gardens are ‘tidied’ and old houses are repaired
Taking part in NNBW gives you the chance to contribute to bird conservation whilst giving you the pleasure of observing any breeding birds that you attract to your nest box

Now is the time to check on your old nest boxes and make sure they have been cleaned out and any repairs made.  You want your boxes to be as safe, warm and snuggly as possible. 

Think about adding nest box protectors around the holes to protect from marauding grey squirrels and other predators (buy yours here now). 

Consider increasing the size of the roof overhang to help protect from cats and other predators that like to swipe at the entrance way.

If you haven't got any nest boxes or need to replace or add more then now is the time to get this done. 

Wildlife World Triple Action Bird Biome
only £18 during #NNBW (RRP £20)

Triple Action Bird Biome by Wildlife World

We have this clever nest box on special offer for #NationalNestBoxWeek which would suit nearly any situation. 

For details about where to site your new nestbox click here.

To help you encourage your birds we will send you one of our #NNBW packs with every donation over £25 given this week - click here to get yours!

NNBW donation pack

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