Swapper’s Start Your Engines!

Hello everyone!

We’ve heard reports from participants that the house sparrow nesting season is well under way across parts of the country! Last week, the Sparrow Swap team swapped our first house sparrow nest of the season.

We updated the datasheets slightly to ask if you are using any HOSP deterrents on your boxes. If you are a Remover, Swapper, or Monitor please download the new datasheet. If y ou are already using this year’s datasheet, you don’t need to print out a new one. Instead, please write in the comments what house sparrow deterrents you are using for the nestboxes listed on the datasheet (Halo, Spooker, Other, or None).

Now that Easter weekend has come and gone, be sure to stock up on discounted plastic Easter eggs for packaging while you can!


Suzanne Hartley

Sparrow Swap Team