Nest Record Scheme
|Goal||Gather vital information on the productivity of the UK's birds.|
|Task||Monitor a single garden nestbox or carry out a larger study.|
Nest Record Scheme volunteers gather vital information on the productivity of the United Kingdom's birds, using simple, standardized techniques. Participants provide the evidence needed to confirm whether a species in decline is encountering problems at the nesting stage.
Nest recording is one of the simplest citizen science projects at the British Trust for Ornithology in which to participate. Data are analyzed annually, and the results are published in the
The project provides an ideal opportunity to participate in the conservation of Britain’s birds. Whether you can monitor a single garden nestbox or carry out a larger study, your records make a valuable contribution to the project.
|How to Join||
To participate, contact the project coordinators by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail at:
Nest Records Officer
Please remember to include your name, initials, and postal address. Once the project coordinator has your details, you will receive a free Quickstart Guide and several "nest record cards," which are all you need to get started.
A full step-by-step guide to participating can be found here: http://www.bto.org/survey/nest_records/become_nest_recorder.htm#download.
See also related project Nest Box Challenge: https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/nbc
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||On a walk, run, On a hike|
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