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Farmland Bird Bed & Breakfast Scheme

Farmland Bird Bed & Breakfast Scheme

We are working to protect several species that were once common in the countryside, including: tree sparrow, linnet, yellowhammer, reed bunting and corn bunting.

 

A number of bird species found on farmland are of conservation concern because their numbers have declined dramatically over the last 25 years. These include several species that were once common in the countryside, including: tree sparrow, linnet, yellowhammer, reed bunting and corn bunting

Some of the factors currently affecting bird populations on farms include:

  • Lack of Nesting Sites
  • Too Little Food for Young
  • Limited Winter Food

Our Bed and Breakfast Scheme is currently involved with providing farmers with a feeding hopper and nest boxes for tree sparrows. Farmers fill the hopper with crop tailings/screenings and a specially blended seed mix until habitats improve enough for the populations to become self-sustaining.

Feeders are monitored to record the species and numbers of birds using them so that success can be evaluated. To date around 50 farms have joined the scheme.

Help us do more to save threatened bird populations by making a donation today.

Please contact us if you are interested in participating or would like to find out more about the project:

Mark Speck: (Bassetlaw and Newark & Sherwood) Tel: 01777 713 942 e-mail: [email protected]

Gaynor Jones Jenkins: (Ashfield, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield and Rushcliffe) Tel: 0115 958 8242, e-mail: [email protected]

Thanks to Hall Farm Wild Bird Supplies for their continued support for the scheme.


Farmland Bird Bed & Breakfast Scheme Map

The map shows sites where our conservation team are currently working with land owners to protect various species of birds.

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Lambley NottsWT Notts fields NottsWT (cpt Andy Jamieson) Oak tree in wheat field NottsWT (cpt dmass) Radcliffe on Trent NottsWT (cpt Andy Jamieson) Notts Crop field NottsWT (cpt AJ Yakstrangler) St Leos Blue Butterfly Visit Notts WT Tree sparrow NottsWT (cpt Vanda Malvig) Robin NottsWT (cpt Scott Tilley) Robin NottsWT (cpt Sean Browne) great Tit NottsWT (cpt Scott Tilley) Great Tit NottsWT (cpt John Smith) Blue Tit NottsWT (cpt Scott Tilley) Blue Tit NottsWT (cpt John Smith) Blue Tit Notts WT IVRLC Summer Notts WT Sack Wild Bird Seeds  Notts WT Sack Wild Bird Seeds  Notts WT Needham Hill Farm B&B Notts WT Shackerdale Farm Notts WT Shackerdale Farm Notts WT

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