Conservation

How are we conserving the House Sparrow?

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Project nestbox

One of the key reasons House Sparrows are declining is due to a lack of nesting spaces.

 

But, through a combination of selling some old belongings, some prolific skip-diving and the generosity of some of you, I've been able to make my own nestboxes, and now have several installed on everywhere from schools to golf courses.

Feel free to have a look at one recently installed at Grange Primary School: Grange Infant school (savethehousesparrow.com)

Invertebrates

Invertebrates are declining 8x faster than mammals, birds and reptiles, having knock on effects on all the fauna relying on them, including House Sparrows. 

Please sign the petition below to re-wild Hampshire's roadside verges, creating a network of habitats for invertebrates. And go to Blog> All posts> Resources> Roadside Verge Email to do some campaigning yourself!

(Recently received news that Hampshire County Council has adopted the ideas we recommended, so I'm now in the process of finding another cause/goal for you all to get behind! Watch this space*.

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I also do a lot of bits and pieces for magazines, newspapers and other publications on the project. Some of those you can find us in:

  • "A Little Bird-food Company" Newsletter October 2021

  • "Connections with Nature" by Kate Stephenson 1st edition,October 2021

  • "Conker Nature Magazine, Issue 1October 2021

  • Love Andover Newspaper Nov 2021 edition 

  • RSPB Wingbeats Magazine January 2022 

  • Plantlife Membership Magazine, Spring 2022

  • NBN Profile (Save The House Sparrows - National Biodiversity Network (nbn.org.uk)

Publications

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Recent blog posts

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As invertebrates decline, mealworms are increasingly being used as proxies, feeding up House Sparrows with the same nutrients they'd get from wild invertebrates. 

For high-quality mealworms/bird-food, in sustainable plastic-free packaging, go to: Bird Food – A Little Bird Company

British Birds Charitable Trust 

Huge thankyou to the British Birds Charitable Trust for gifting the project a grant of £150, to help fund the "200 nestbox" project. Find out about the BBCT's work below

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