Nest Boxes

Adopt a nest box at Stanwick Lakes

Adopt a Nest Box

Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift this year?

Looking for a “no waste”, ethical present that will also have a direct impact on local conservation?

Why not give the unique gift of a Nest Box adoption?

We are offering the opportunity to adopt a nest box for the 2022 nesting season and by doing so, help the Rockingham Forest Trust to look after Stanwick Lakes.

The nest boxes at Stanwick Lakes provide a vital nesting place for birds such as robins and wrens, blue tits and great tits, kestrels and tawny owls that live on the nature reserve.

People who adopt a nest box will be able to check up on it throughout the nesting season through the Stanwick Lakes website and they will also receive an adoption pack with further information and a little thank you gift. The £20 donation we ask to adopt a nest box will help to replace nest boxes, fill the bird feeders with seed and fund educational resources for the nature reserve.

To adopt a nest box, please download the form here and once it is complete, email it to us at On receipt of your form, we will send you a link to make your donation, and once we have notification of your payment, we will allocate a nest box to you and send out your adoption pack.

Nest Box Updates

Once the breeding season starts in February / March 2022, we will provide information about all the nest boxes we have on the nature reserve at Stanwick Lakes. Information will include what bird has built their nest in the box, if eggs have been laid and how many chicks have hatched and fledged.