National Nest Box Week takes place every year from the 14th to the 21st of February. Organised by the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) the week is all about promoting biodiversity and the conservation of small garden birds and wildlife.
The aim of National nest box week is to get as many people as possible to put up nest boxes or birdhouses in their gardens or local parks, green spaces etc. During the week people are asked to monitor their nest boxes and report their findings back to the BTO, helping to build a clearer picture of nesting activity across the UK.
The week also aims to raise awareness of the loss of natural nesting spaces for garden birds and hence the need for manmade nesting sites. With tidier gardens and better repairs to older houses there are less and less of the places where small garden birds would once have nested. You can, and we would encourage you to, put out a birdhouse at any time in the year but this week is a great call to action to get involved.
You can find instructions to make your own nest boxes over on the BTO website here or you can shop our beautiful range of birdball birdhouses here and look after the birds without compromising on style.
We also love to hear about your garden bird experiences. Have you got nesting birds in the garden? When did they appear? How many? Do drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org with your stories and if you have any pictures we’d love to see them too.