The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build

The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build – An exciting new project for Wildlife Explorers.

Phoenix members Kat Mayer and Kira Dallimore MBBB  Tilly Melvin MBBBB


Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers is hoping that an exciting new project will provide fresh inspiration for children & young people to take action for their local wildlife. The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build launches on January 12th with the support of a local nature conservation partnership that also includes The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group and Cheshire Wildlife Trust.


The group aim to raise £500 for bird box kit materials and tools to allow local children and young people to construct a wide selection of bird boxes at a public participation event outside Homebase at Lyme Green Business Park on Sunday, 28th February 2016,  10.30am – 12.30pm. Different bird box designs will be created to cater for a range of bird species. The completed boxes will then be installed in local green spaces across the Macclesfield area including Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Danes Moss Nature Reserve on the outskirts of the town.

Natasha James with nestbox kit MBBB


Many bird species are declining across the country. Hole-nesting birds such as blue tits, tree sparrows and pied flycatchers depend on the availability of suitable nest sites. Without mature trees, that provide natural holes and cavities, birds can struggle to find homes. Many sites across Macclesfield could become much more attractive to breeding birds with the addition of suitable bird boxes.


The Group will install a selection of bird boxes at Danes Moss in time for the 2016 nesting season. Experts will be help monitor breeding success and the findings will be published on the Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers website. Once the boxes have been installed, supporters and those who have worked on the project will be invited to join the Project Team for a guided walk around Danes Moss Nature Reserve to see the results for themselves’.


Macclesfield Big Bird Box donations can be made online via the Crowd-funding website ‘Just Giving’ ( or in person at any of the Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorer or Macclesfield RSPB Local Group meetings.

MBBBB Blue Tit by Martin James

Keep up-to-date with the progress of The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build by liking the Macclesfield Wildlife Explorers Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @MaccWildlife. Wildlife Explorers run a varied programme of nature events and activities for children, teenagers and families – details can be found on the website .




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