Whitethroat nest with four eggs by Mike Toms

The Garden Nesting Survey was first carried in 2000, thanks to the efforts of John Tully and Richard Bland. A scientific paper, reporting on the results of this work appeared in the journal Bird Study (see below).

Bland et al. (2004). This study set out to determine the numbers of birds nesting on or in houses and gardens in Great Britain. The results revealed that the number of birds nesting in built-up areas is substantially higher than previously estimated for 13 of the 21 species examined. Find out more>>>