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Nest Box Challenge

Main Project Information
Goal
Task
Where United Kingdom
Description

Nest Box Challenge gives anyone in the United Kingdom the opportunity to monitor the breeding success of birds in Britain's green spaces. Participants register the nest boxes in their gardens or local areas and record what's inside at regular intervals during the breeding season.

Britain's gardens play an increasingly important role in supporting British bird populations and providing food, shelter, and nesting sites. It is therefore vital to keep a close eye on bird populations in rural, suburban, and urban areas.

The information collected can be used to understand more about why some species are increasing while others are declining, and to help researchers find out whether warmer weather and the provision of food can make a difference in the number of chicks that birds are able to raise.

Just a few well-planned visits to the nest can provide useful information. Are you up to the challenge?

How to Join

To get started, register for the Nest Box Challenge and answer a few simple questions: http://blx1.bto.org/btologin/users/new-observerNBC.jsp?Refresh=true#.

Website http://www.bto.org/nbc/index.htm
Required Gear

A nest box and a computer with Internet access.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Project Updated 04/10/2017