Help needed for House Martins

The return of the familiar House Martin is one of the highlights of spring.  But will it be a familiar sight for future generations? In recent years, the numbers breeding in the UK have fallen by two-thirds, leading to the species being amber listed as a bird of conservation concern and in need of some... Continue Reading →

Can you help ‘The Swallow of the Eaves’?

*** HOT OFF THE PRESS: NEW SQUARES NOW AVAILABLE. SEE BELOW*** The House Martin – known as Gwennol y Bondo ('The Swallow of the Eaves') in Welsh – is well known to many people. From April to September it lives cheek by jowl with those lucky enough to have this energetic little bird nest under... Continue Reading →

BTO House Martin Appeal

House Martins are thought to have declined by 16% in the UK in the last ten years. Worryingly in England there have been declines of 65% longer term which has led to the House Martin being amber listed as a species of conservation concern. BTO's Goal We want to stop House Martins from slipping on... Continue Reading →

House Martin Survey

The House Martin Survey has opened for this year. In Wales the population has remained stable, fallen in England, but increased in Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you have birds nesting on your property then why not take part? It takes just a few minutes to complete.

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