Study

Nest box provision to provide additional nesting sites for bearded tits Panurus biarmicus at Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve, Lancashire, England

  • Published source details Wilson J. (2005) Nest box provision to provide additional nesting sites for bearded tits Panurus biarmicus at Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve, Lancashire, England. Conservation Evidence, 2, 30-32

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Provide artificial nesting sites for songbirds

Action Link
Bird Conservation
  1. Provide artificial nesting sites for songbirds

    A replicated trial between 1997 and 2004 in a reedbed in Lancashire, England (Wilson 2005), found that bearded tits (bearded reedlings) Panurnus biarmicus used 13-66% (average of 42%) of the 40-73 nest boxes provided, using boxes more frequently if they were placed over 10-15 cm of standing water. Nest boxes consisted of bundles of reeds tied on to wooden poles and pulled apart to allow tits to enter the bundle and build nests. There were positioned approximately 10 m inside the reedbed and installed in early February.

     

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