Meaning of nesting site in English:

nesting site


  • A place chosen by a bird for building its nest and laying eggs.

    ‘willows provide nesting sites for several types of finches’
    • ‘Several macaws noisily competed with pigeons for nesting sites about the rooftops.’
    • ‘You can prevent poaching of nesting sites by close monitoring during the breeding season.’
    • ‘He learned that the birds returned to the very same nesting sites each year.’
    • ‘Clear-cuts reduce cover for elk herds, eliminate nesting sites for bird species and decrease the amount of water stored in the soil.’
    • ‘Woods provide nesting sites for birds and cover for foxes.’
    • ‘The project is intended to create safe nesting sites for birds and areas for wildlife.’
    • ‘They provide nesting sites for birds and support a wide range of insects that are an important food source for birds and other wildlife.’
    • ‘The number of turtles emerging during our short stay on this site indicates its importance as a nesting site for Hawksbill turtles in the country.’
    • ‘The eaves and thatch of the houses would have supplied nesting sites for many birds such as wrens, swallows, and martins.’
    • ‘The ledges and crevices make ideal nesting sites for shags, guillemots, kittiwakes, and razorbills.’
    • ‘I have observed intense competition between wood ducks, gray squirrels, and screech owls for the same nesting sites in my backyard.’
    • ‘Native longtails have lost much of their natural nesting sites to erosion.’
    • ‘Barn owls often use the same nesting sites year after year.’