Resources Handy tools to help spread the word © Paul Ash
Spread the word

Our resources have been created so that they are free and easy for you to use, with a common aim to help protect the house martin. We also want to help educate communities across the UK & Ireland.

If you have any issues downloading or using our resources please get in touch.

Artificial nest cups

An important part of house martin conservation is to install ready made nest cups. You can purchase single cups or double cups. House martins do like nesting in colonies so a double nest cup is ideal if you have room.

Artificial nest cup installation guide

A5 educational leaflet

This leaflet is a great tool in helping to make people more aware of the plight of the house martin. It comes in A5 but if you need a larger size please get in touch.

House martin A5 leaflet single sided

House martin A5 leaflet double sided

House martins welcome here A5 window sign

Sample letter for developers

We’ve just put our representation in for provision for house martins in a new local development. This is a guide text for you to use locally in your specific regions. If you have any questions please get in touch.

Sample letter

House martin survey sheet

Download our survey sheet to make a record of the house martins in your survey area. Then email them to us here:

House martin survey sheet

Jonathan Pomroy artwork

Amongst our diverse and creative team we are grateful to have Jonathan Pomroy as our Creative Arts Officer. Jonathan is a Wildlife and Landscape Artist. Together with Katy Bowman (also a member of our creative arts team) Jonathan created our charity logo. Jonathan has also published a wonderful book – On Crescent Wings – a Portrait of the Swift.

Jonathan Pomroy artwork

Special thanks to our photojournalists

  • Edd Cottell

    Wildlife and nature photography

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    Edd Cottell
  • Paul Ash

    Paul shares his work via his Facebook page – Paul’s Bird Photography.

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    Paul Ash
  • Lukáš Pich

    Lukáš Pich is a wildlife cameraman & videographer, and kindly let us use his footage.

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    Lukáš Pich
  • Dr John Feltwell

    Author, Naturalist, Lecturer.


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    Dr John Feltwell
  • Elizabeth Dack

    Since retirement Elizabeth has worked as an Education Events Volunteer for Norfolk Wildlife.


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    Elizabeth Dack
  • Roy Carre

    Wildlife photographer.


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    Roy Carre

House Martin Conservation UK & Ireland are not responsible for the content or views expressed on third party websites.

The gallery

We would like to thank all of our contributors for allowing us to use their photos.

Social media

Keep up to date with all the latest discussions and photos on our Facebook page.

Edd Cottell
Don’t let the house martin disappear, let’s work together to save this enigmatic little bird.

How to help

See the ways you can help protect the house martin.

Nest cups

Check out our top tips – Where to buy nest cups, where to place them and dealing with droppings.

Get social

Join us on social media to keep up to date with the latest discussions.