Woodstone® Swift Nest Box (Plywood Back)

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Description

Hundreds of years ago Swifts would have nested in natural holes in cliffs or mature trees, but they now nest almost exclusively in buildings. Modern construction and maintenance methods mean that Swifts are often denied access to suitable nesting sites, making nest boxes a useful contribution to the species’ long-term conservation.

Nest boxes should be placed under the eaves on walls at least 5 metres high, with a clear flight path to the entrance.

Our research with other Swift enthusiasts has led us to place the entrance hole on the underside of the nest box, as this seems to be better for Swifts whilst reducing competition. If these boxes are not used by Swifts they may also be used by a variety of other cavity nesting birds 

Our WoodStone® range of nest boxes have been designed and developed as part of our professional Vivara Pro range. Unlike a traditional wooden nest box, this box will not rot away or deteriorate.

Constructed from a mix of concrete and wood fibres, WoodStone® nest boxes safeguard against attacks from predators including woodpeckers, cats and squirrels.

Siting

This box has 4 grooves on the back plate to securely fix this box to a flat surface.

Maintenance

Swifts are very clean so the box does not need cleaning unless it has been used by other species. Periodically check the fixings to ensure they are still firmly attached.

 

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Specifications

Stock code 90870
Dimensions (b x h x d) (cm) 38 x 22.5 x 24
Inner Dimensions (b x h x d) (cm) 26 x 15.5 x 17
Weight (kg) 5
Material Woodstone® / Plywood
Wildlife (species) Swift
Wildlife (general) Swift