Our house martins are in trouble. Across Devon we have lost them from a fifth of their range in just 30 years. Help us find out how well the birds are faring on Dartmoor.
Help us build up a picture of how house martins are doing on Dartmoor.
Last year, we ran a pilot across six Dartmoor parishes: Buckfastleigh West, Chagford, Dunsford, Horrabridge, Ilsington and Mary Tavy, and asked residents to let us know where house martins are nesting. This year we are extending the project to all of Dartmoor. You can now submit sightings of house martin nests anywhere within the Dartmoor National Park area.
Our easy guide to help you tell the difference between a house martin, a swallow and a swift.
The house martin is a bird of myth and mystery. Find out about what we know – and what we’ve yet to discover.
How to spot a house martin nest – and find out if anyone’s home.
It’s true, house martins can make a bit of a mess! Here are some tips to make it less of a problem.
Come along to one of our free illustrated talks by renowned Dartmoor naturalist and artist John Walters in July, to learn more about house martins and find out how you can help. Talks are taking place in Princetown, Yelverton and Ashburton.
We are giving away 10 house martin nest boxes at each event – everyone who comes along is entered into the prize draw!