Our house martins are in trouble. Since 1988, they have disappeared from almost half the places they were found across Devon. Now we want to find out why.
It looks as though the birds are still faring well on Dartmoor. If that’s true, it might help us to understand the reasons for the declines elsewhere – and to do something about it. But first we have to know where the birds are. And that’s where you can help.
The Dartmoor House Martin Project started in 2016 as a pilot across six Dartmoor parishes: Buckfastleigh West, Chagford, Dunsford, Horrabridge, Ilsington and Mary Tavy. This year the project is being extended to cover all of Dartmoor.
If you live, work or just visit the Dartmoor National Park, we want you to look out for house martin nests and to report what you see. It’s easy and everyone can take part.
The Dartmoor House Martin Project is a joint initiative by Devon Birds, Dartmoor Preservation Association, Dartmoor National Park Authority and Duchy of Cornwall.
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