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House Martin Survey

Every year CONE, with your help, undertakes a House Martin Survey to see when these well-travelled migrants return to our towns and how many pairs nest.

House Martins, like their cousins, the Swallows, spend the winter months in Africa where there are plenty of insects on which to feed. In April or May, as the weather warms the House Martins return to Europe to nest and feed their chicks on the ever increasing numbers of insects.

You can help by letting us know when you see your first House Martin and particularly if they are nesting successfully in your neighbourhood. Use the form below or e-mail the House Martin Hotline.


Date of sighting:

please enter date in the following format:
e.g. 23/05/2002
How many birds?

please enter number in figures,
e.g. 1, 2 or 3.

please enter post code or
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference

What were the birds doing?
Feeding Other activity
Building the nestPlease state:
Feeding chicks

Your details:
If you would like us to contact you when the results are posted please enter your name and e-mail address here.


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