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PiedFly.Net

PiedFly.Net is a science based non-profit organisation co-ordinating community participation in monitoring Pied Flycatchers and other hole-nesting woodland birds to contribute to science and monitoring projects.

The network co-ordinates monitoring of nest box schemes with breeding populations of Pied Flycatchers across southwest England. Previously only a small number of these nest box schemes contributed data to national monitoring programs, but since 2011 the network has brought all this information together to share with national schemes and the scientific community.

Our aims are to monitor Pied Flycatchers and better understand their ecology and reasons for their decline through:

  • Maintaining long running nest box schemes
  • Standardising and co-ordinating nest box monitoring
  • Providing training and supporting nest box monitors
  • Conducting and supporting research that makes use of the network dataset