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Nest Boxes

If you visit the garden you’re likely to see bird boxes that look like this one. They can also be seen at other locations around St Andrews. These are part of a St Andrews University research project. You can find out more by visiting the group’s webpage.

Look out for blue tits with coloured rings on their legs. These birds have been ringed as part of the research and it’s useful for the team to know where these birds are and what they are up to. If you see a colour-ringed blue tit, you can let the research group know using this form.

Help us find out more about our Great Tits

Have you been watching the box? Thanks to everyone who sent us observations of nest-building behaviour.

Catch up on nest box highlights with Bob Our friends in the BioBlitz team are helping us keep track of what’s happening in the nest box. We’ll follow the life of this Great Tit family through this nesting season, with a new video each week.

Find out more about it here and look out for Bioblitz activities at St Andrews Botanic Garden.


Please also see our other Projects information.

Uni Nest Box R1