Nestboxes: Your Complete Guide


Whether you want to buy or build your own, this fully illustrated 162-page guide by the British Trust for Ornithology reveals everything you need to know about nestboxes. 

Easy to follow instructions explain how to build wooden boxes to attract a range of British birds, even if you’re a first-time woodworker. There’s also plenty of sound advice on locating and caring for your nestboxes.


Written by David Cromack with a foreword Nick Baker, this colourful guide also includes profiles on popular species, tips on beating predators, cultivating a wildlife-friendly garden and much more.


  • Step-by-step illustrated instructions for constructing tried and tested nestbox designs

  • Profiles of garden bird species that regularly use nestboxes

  • Box designs for less common garden visitors

  • Practical advice on the best position for your nestboxes

  • How to protect nesting birds from cats and other predators

  • The best materials and tools to use

  • Tips on repairing and preserving nestboxes

  • Providing refuges for hedgehogs and other garden animals

  • 162 pages, colour


NestBoxes: Your Complete Guide

£10.95 - buy now at

Nestbox Week 2019 Logo

National Nestbox Week is an established part of the ornithological calendar. Celebrated from February 14th each year, it puts the spotlight on breeding birds and asks everyone to put up more nestboxes in their local area. National Nestbox Week was first established in 1997 by the BTO and Britain’s leading birdcare specialist Jacobi Jayne & Co.

Asset 20.png

Nestboxes come in many shapes to suit different birds.

Click on each box to learn a little more.