We love birds. We think we need more birds, birdsong and we definitely need more birdstep.

Our featured February event is National Nest Box Week organised by the British Trust for Ornithology and you can find out more about it here:

http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/nbc

To get you in the mood the lovely people at Sykes Cottages have teamed up with North Wales Wildlife Trust to give you the lowdown on everything you need to know to get involved.

Get set for National Nest Box Week with Sykes Cottages

National Nest Box week is almost upon us; a time when the British Trust for Ornithology encourages ordinary folk to hang a nest box in their local area to increase the number of safe nesting sites for the country’s birdlife. The event takes place from 14 to 21 February, and is a great opportunity for families, school children and local wildlife groups to contribute to bird conservation.

Why should you take part?

Due to a loss of habitat, natural nesting sites for Britain’s birds have fallen dramatically in recent years. By installing a nest box, you’ll provide a safe haven for any number of nesting birds whilst having the pleasure of watching breeding pairs to and fro from their new home.

How to get involved

It’s easy to take part in NNBW: all you have to do so is build or buy a nest box, find a suitable spot and wait for your first feathered guests to arrive. If you’re wondering where’s best to hang your box, help is at hand from UK holiday specialists, Sykes Cottages. Sykes worked with the North Wales Wildlife Trust to create a helpful nest box guide with all-sorts of information on how you can give a bird a home in your garden. From the best places to hang a nest box to the importance of choosing the right hole-size, Sykes’ Give a bird a home nest box guide is packed with advice that’ll help you hang a nest box during this year’s NNBW – check out the guide below!