National Nest Box Week

National Nest Box Week this year runs from 14th to 21st February - you can see information about this at . This year, the BBC have been involved and local radio have held events across the country to encourage people to put up nestboxes and register them for Nest Box Challenge. This is a survey for people with access to a nest box to collect information about breeding birds in gardens and green spaces across the UK.
I went along to BBC Radio York's event at the York Designer Outlet today where the BBC were giving away nest box kits. There was an overwhelming response to this and all 115 nest boxes were distributed in the first hour. It was a useful way for me to raise the profile of the BTO locally and to hand out leaflets for the Garden BirdWatch Survey. I hope that the GBW will benefit from this interest.

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