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Helping birds

Where have all the birds gone?

Have the birds disappeared from your garden? Swallows failed to return this year? No blue tits on your peanuts? We've got the answers - and some advice. More...

Where have all the birds gone?

Feeding birds

What food can you leave out for birds and how can you keep your feeding station hygienic and pest-free? Here you'll find the answers to all your bird feeding questions. More...

Feeding birds

Disease and garden wildlife

Just like us and our pets, wild birds can suffer from disease. Garden bird feeding can attract unusually high numbers of birds to a confined area, which enables disease to spread easily. More...

Disease and garden wildlife

Birds and water

Many people put food out for birds, but fewer provide a regular supply of clean water. Birds need water for drinking and bathing. More...

Birds and water

Baby birds

In spring and summer, it's common to see young birds on the ground that look as if they've been abandoned by their parents. Read on for advice on what to do if you find a young bird... More...

Baby birds

Nestboxes

Find out how to provide, or make, nestboxes for birds in your garden. More...

Nestboxes

Birds and windows

Birds and windows do not mix successfully. The common problems are when birds collide with windows or start to attack them, or if they start to eat the putty. More...

Birds and windows

Nesting mallards

Mallards start to pair up in October and November, and begin nesting in March. More...

Nesting mallards

Hazards to birds

Birds can come across many different hazards. These pages describe some of the commoner ones you are likely to come across, and what to do to help. More...

Hazards to birds

Roofs for wildlife

House sparrows, starlings, house martins and swifts regularly use buildings as nest sites. The last two species are almost completely dependent on them. Roofs are also important habitats for roosting bats. More...

Roofs for wildlife