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Nest Box Record Scheme Training Workshop

March 11 @ 2:30 pm 4:00 pm

As part of the Wild Ouseburn project, a Nest Box Scheme has been setup across the area, with 16 bird boxes installed to date! 

These Bird Boxes provide nesting habitat for a range of hole nesting species from Blue Tits and Great Tits, to House Sparrows and Starlings. Nesting habitat for hole nesting species are significantly reduced in urban areas as trees are often not mature, and many holes in our buildings are required, preventing birds nesting opportunity.

We need your help to monitor the boxes!

The new boxes will provide a vital nest site for many species, but we need to monitor and record their success (or failures). To do this we have established a Nest Box Recording project as part of the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Nest Record Scheme.

By following the progress of individual boxes (and nests), we can collect vital data on the breeding success of the birds in the Lower Ouseburn Valley, helping inform future management and rewilding, our findings will also feed into the BTO’s national data.

This training session will focus on developing the skills required for completing the Nest Record Scheme survey using an endoscope camera (in small groups), which will take place during the Spring. No prior experience is needed, all equipment will be provided.

No booking required just meet at the Cumberland Arms for 2:30pm.

James Place Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1LD United Kingdom
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