Adopt a bird

Great tit nestlings in a nest boxNest box (credit Zsuzsanna Bird)

Ranging from Kingfishers to Puffins, Sandwich Terns and Peregrine - The Wildlife Trusts are restoring habitats, building nest-boxes and making room for prey species to help UK bird species survive. Adopt a species to support this work.

Sponsor a Kingfisher with Kent Wildlife Trust

Price: £15
What you'll receive: Gift pack includes a choice of gift card, a certificate, a fact sheet, a photo and a butterfly pin badge.
Additional: Kingfishers are striking birds with vivid colours of blue and orange. Kingfishers like shallow water with plenty of fish and places to perch. Kent Wildlife Trust works to clear riverbanks and prevent encroaching vegetation to help maintain suitable nesting sites for these birds.
Contact info: Call 01622 662012 or email: info@kentwildlife.org.uk

Adopt a Cemlyn Sandwich Tern with North Wales Wildlife Trust

Price: £10 including postage and packing within the UK
What you'll receive: Adoption pack includes a fantastic Sandwich Tern photo giftcard by professional wildlife photographer Graham Eaton, a factsheet about Cemlyn Nature Reserve and a personalised adoption certificate.
Additional: Cemlyn is a coastal nature reserve located on Anglesey, North Wales. The site’s tern colony, which regularly hosts Arctic, Common and Sandwich Terns is the main focus of conservation work at Cemlyn. Because of disturbance at their traditional breeding areas, due to increased coastal access and development, terns have declined historically in Britain, so sites like Cemlyn, which still hold healthy populations, are a precious and nationally importance resource. Two wardens are employed every summer, to monitor and protect the terns. Your adoption will help support the annual cost of employing seasonal wardens.
Contact info: Call 01248 351541 or email: supportus@wildlifetrustswales.org

Sponsor an acre of Gors Maen Llwyd Nature Reserve

Price: £5 (per acre)
What you'll receive: The Gors Maen Llwyd pack comes with a striking giftcard with its photo of a Black Grouse lekking at dawn kindly donated by professional wildlife photographer Danny Green, a fact sheet about the nature reserve and a sponsorship certificate.
Additional: All £5 of this donation will go towards our conservation work. If we raise more money than required for our work at Gors Maen Llwyd we assume that you grant permission for us to invest the funds in other areas of our conservation work in North Wales.
Contact info: Call 01248 351541 or email: supportus@wildlifetrustswales.org

Protect-a-Puffin with The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales

Price: £25 per annum
What you'll receive: Welcoming letter, puffin badge, adoption certificate, puffin fact sheet, puffin soft toy, annual puffin report.
Additional: The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales protects one of the largest colonies of puffins in Britain. There are 100,000 puffins on Skomer Island and neighbouring Skokholm, off the Pembrokeshire coast.
Contact info: Call 01656 724100 or email: info@welshwildlife.org

Adopt a Peregrine with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Price: £25
What you'll receive: A certificate of adoption, the story of your adopted peregrine that comes in 3 parts over the year, a poster, a peregrine toy (children’s packs only), a pin badge and more.
Additional: Adopt a Peregrine Falcon to support Warwickshire WT’s Peregrine Watch project. The project monitors peregrine activity across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull’s urban centres, running Peregrine Watch events for the public to see these magnificent birds up close through a telescope. The money raised through adoptions will go towards funding nesting platforms and webcams.
Contact info: Call 024 7630 2912 or email: fundraising@wkwt.org.uk

Rent-a-Nest (with visit) with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Price: £15
What you'll receive:  You'll have a lease on your own box and will be able to find out who's resting in your nest! The leaseholder will be invited to an event in the spring when they will have an opportunity to view their nest box at their chosen nature reserve ranging from Knowles Coppice, Tiddesley Woods, Lower Smite Farm and The Knapp & Papermill. You'll also receive a beautiful gift card. 
Additional: Your gift will be used to help the many birds which live and breed on our nature reserves. Many woodlands and other wild places with nesting sites for birds have been damaged or destroyed. By renting a nest on one of the Trust's nature reserves you will be helping to increase the number of potential nesting sites and improve the chances of birds breeding successfully. The boxes help keep the eggs warm whilst giving the parents security from predators and shelter from the elements. The boxes also give the Trust an opportunity to monitor the lifestyles of the birds using them and will give us valuable information on how best to manage our nature reserves so that even more birds can breed, nest and rear their young.

Rent-a-Nest (without visit) with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Price: £10
What you'll receive: You'll receive a beautiful gift card.
Additional: Your gift will be used to help the many birds which live and breed on our nature reserves. Many woodlands and other wild places with nesting sites for birds have been damaged or destroyed. By renting a nest on one of the Trust's nature reserves you will be helping to increase the number of potential nesting sites and improve the chances of birds breeding successfully. The boxes help keep the eggs warm whilst giving the parents security from predators and shelter from the elements. The boxes also give the Trust an opportunity to monitor the lifestyles of the birds using them and will give us valuable information on how best to manage our nature reserves so that even more birds can breed, nest and rear their young.