Bird breeding data for Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire, UK, 2020 and 2021
This dataset contains information on the following: nest building, identity of breeding pairs, date when the first egg is laid, number of eggs, hatch date and the number and condition of fledglings for great tits, blue tits, marsh tits and coal tits. The data presented were collected in Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire, UK during April and June in 2020 and 2021 by Keith McMahon, Sam Croft and Kristina Beck, as part of a long-term nestbox project on the breeding biology of birds. The work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (Grant NE/S010335/1), The ecology of behavioural contagion in natural systems.
Publication date: 2022-03-07
- Study area
- Temporal extent
2020-04-01 to 2021-06-30
Provenance & quality
During April - June, all nestboxes were visited weekly to obtain records of nest building, the identity of the breeding pair, the date when the first egg is laid, the number of eggs, hatch date, and the number and condition of fledglings. These data were entered into our internal Edward Grey Institute (EGI) Bird data Management Project application (EBMP), where they underwent a number of quality checks. The data provided here were extracted from EBMP. In csv format for deposit into the EIDC.
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