LBV e.V.

Record bird species and help to protect urban nature

Nürnberg, Bayern
Requirement: Medium German skills

About the Non-Profit Organisation

LBV e.V.

Der LBV setzt sich mit 100 000 Mitgliedern in ganz Bayern für den Arten- und Biotopschutz ein. Das umfasst die Pflege eigener Biotopflächen ebenso wie konkrete Schutzmaßnahmen für einzelne Arten (Eulen, Fledermäuse, Insekten, Pflanzen usw.), Umweltbildung für Jung und Alt, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und vieles mehr.

More about the organisation

About the volunteering opportunity

Record bird species and help to protect urban nature

Protecting urban nature: On the trail of the birds

They breed in niches, under overhangs or in nesting aids in built-up areas and are thus in our immediate vicinity - we are talking about building nesting birds. As cultural successors, swifts, house sparrows and othersbringnatureright to our homes and live among us. However, modern building designs, insulation measures or the fight against urban pigeons are making it increasingly difficult for building nesting birds to find suitable nesting sites.

The LBV protects and creates nesting opportunities for building nesting birds, informs about them and records the occurrence of important species across the region of Nuremberg, Fürth and Erlangen.

You also want to do something for our feathered friends in the region? Then get in touch to receive further information. As soon as meetings are possible again, we offer guided tours where you will be trained. If you have previous knowledge, you can also start directly, we will deal with you individually!

This way you can help

Your Tasks

  • Mapping, i.e. the recording of building-breeding bird species in a particular area
  • Exchange with our volunteers on site
  • possibly advising homeowners and building owners
  • possibly support for the annual building nesting exhibition (from 2022)

German Skills

Please note: For this volunteering opportunity, you need German skills on the level „Medium German skills“.

Other Things You Should Know


Your support is needed on a long-term basis.


Am I covered by accident and/or casualty insurance during the project?

Yes, both

When you can help

The start is individual. As soon as meetings are possible again, we offer guided tours to acquire knowledge. Those who already have prior knowledge in bird identification can start before.