British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) – Nest Box Challenge

To get the most out of putting up your nest box, take part in Nest Box Challenge and help us to monitor the breeding success of birds in Britain’s green spaces. To take part, simply register your nest box online and then give us regular updates on whether it is used, what birds are using it, and the progress of any nests. And if you have any other nests in your garden, we want to know about those too! The Blackbird nest in your privet hedge and the Collared Dove nest on your satellite dish can both be monitored for Nest Box Challenge.

Bird Nests
Farmland, Grassland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland,
UK Wide
UK Wide
British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)
General Enquires
Contact emails:
How to take part:
Sightings can be submitted all year

How to get involved

If you’re new to the survey…
To take part, all you have to do is:

Register as a participant by clicking the button to the right.

Register your garden and boxes/nests.

Record what you see throughout the breeding season.

Have username
If you took part last year…
Simply click the button to the right to log in and begin recording what you see. You don’t need to re-register your boxes or garden unless some details have changed or you have moved house. If they have, please see here.

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