Hello there!

I've recently become a member of Devon Birds, and have signed up for their project promoting nesting sites for house martins and swifts. I'm going to be putting up a couple of nest cups that Devon Birds will provide in the next couple of weeks.

Devon Birds are actively working with the ND Biosphere to promote House Martin nest sites in and around N Devon.

If you are interested in having nest cups on your property or already have nesting House Martins can you email Vivien Drake (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)?

The new nests would need to be at least 2m off the ground under an eave, and facing North/North-East or East.  

Vivian wants to monitor nests with others and actively encourage people to put up artificial nests. Devon Birds and the Biosphere have funding to help with this.

Also they are keen to preserve Swift nest sites in the county. Do you have Swifts nesting near you?

Please let Vivien know.

Many thanks,

Judy McGuire