Technical help

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I want to add information or update one of my nest boxes

If you have altered one of your nest boxes—e.g. changed the height or aspect—and you want to update the information held about the nest box, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Nesting Neighbours as normal.
  2. Select add nest box design details from the main menu. 
  3. Select the box from the drop down list.
  4. Click the edit button.
  5. Add or edit the appropriate information.
  6. Click the save button.
  7. Return to the main menu.

I need to add or update details about one of my locations

If something about your nest location has changed—e.g. you've changed the amount of food you provide—and you want to update the information, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Nesting Neighbours as normal.
  2. Select add habitat details from the main menu. 
  3. Select the location from the drop down list.
  4. Click the edit button.
  5. Add or edit the appropriate information.
  6. Click the save button.
  7. Return to the main menu.

I've moved house and would like to register a new garden

It is only necessary to add details of a new garden once you are ready to start recording nesting activity. To add details about your new garden, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Nesting Neighbours as normal.
  2. Select start new nest record from the options.
  3. From the location of nest drop down select in a new location.
  4. A map will pop up where you can select your location – this is the general area you will be recording nests for example your garden, the local park, your work car park.
  5. You can zoom the map to an area by entering either your postcode or a 1km grid reference.
  6. Click the centre of the location you would like to record in and enter a name for your location e.g. your street address, ‘Garden’, ‘Local park’, ‘Work’.
  7. When you save the location you will be taken back to the data entry page.
  8. Here you can select if the nest you are recording is in a nest box or a nest (not in a box). If you select nest box you will need to give the box a name which should distinguish it from any other boxes in this location as this will be the permanent name for this box.
  9. Select the species from the Species drop down. If you are not yet sure of the species you can select unknown species. Make sure to update this once you do know which species is using the box, otherwise we cannot make use of the record.
  10. Enter the relevant details on nest visits (see details on data entry).
  11. Save nest record.
  12. Returning to the main menu selecting add habitat details will allow you to input further details about your garden.


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