UoS Birds Have New Homes


The University’s Biodiversity Group has been working hard over the last 12 months to promote the wide variety of species here on campus. Initiatives include biodiversity walks, University arboretum, wildflower areas and the Artist On The Lawn project.

Our current project is looking to increase the University’s bird population with strategically placing bird boxes for Blue Tits, Great Tits, Wrens and Robins. During the VC’s Thank You event staff was asked to identify possible locations for the bird boxes around the campus.

Over the next year these boxes will be placed at different sites and used by Wildlife students to assess their effectiveness. One bird box will also have a webcam to give staff, students and local community a closer look at bird life.

The University’s biodiversity group would like to thank joiners Paul Green and Barry Sibson in Estates for building 40 bird boxes to be used around the campus, and Alan Smyth for his invaluable help in identifying suitable locations for boxes.

If you would like more information on the work of the University’s Biodiversity Group please contact eps-sustainability@salford.ac.uk.