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Hi, this question (similar) has been asked before, but without proper results. It’s common to erect a pole with a kind of platform on top of it (mostly an old wagonwheel). It’s supposed to carry a storks nest like here at this farm But theyre build in Germany and France as well, without a specific tag in the German Wiki. Has anyone a good idea or is the tag key = birds nest, value = stork a useable one ? Since they’re all over Europe, erected stork nests, fi along the upper stream of the river Rhine ?

asked 28 Jan '13, 22:10

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edited 19 Mar '13, 21:12

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In general it is not a good idea to map bird nesting sites per se: they are changeable, some are protected by law, and mapping sites may, at the very least, do nothing for OSM's reputation with conservation organisations.

Mapping highly visible man-made objects, which are intended to enable birds (or other animals) to nest is different. I would therefore agree with Andy Mackey that something in the man_made category is best. My suggestion is that for the general tag be man_made=artificial_nest, but that if the nest is attached to another man_made object, such as a chimney or tower then artifical_nest=yes can be used.

In the classic case of storks nest this would then be man_made=pole, artificial_nest=yes. Obviously this can be extended to, for instance power=tower, artificial_nest=yes, and other categories of objects (chimneys, church towers, telegraph poles etc). The general tag could also be used for other types of artificial nests: bat boxes, bird boxes, artificial sand banks (for hirundines), tern rafts etc. The type of artificial nesting aid could also be added (note that these are typically known by a given target species: tern rafts are used by terns, but also by gulls), barn owl boxes may be used by other raptors.

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answered 19 Mar '13, 20:09

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Hi, thanks, I tagged it, there 2 of them. Change it into artificial_nest or Andy's nesting_site ? Greetz

(19 Mar '13, 20:38) Hendrikklaas

I've added a few of my scheme here (for storks' nests), and one here :-)

(19 Mar '13, 21:11) SK53 ♦

I would suggest under the man made category pole=nesting_site

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answered 28 Jan '13, 23:06

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