Woodstone® Burgos Swift Nest (Entrance in Front)
This nest box as the name suggests it suitable for the Swift. Swifts see our buildings as substitute "rockeries" where they would breed in a natural habitat.
The population of these birds has declined since the 1970s and all three species are now on the Amber List of Birds of Conservation Concern. Property maintenance and renovation often denies access to these birds, so providing a specially designed nest box is a practical way of helping the species and may be a condition of planning consent.
House sparrows or starlings are also known to use Swift boxes as nesting sites.
Hang the nest boxes preferably directly under a roof overhang or gutter. Hanging a number of boxes together is an advantage as swifts nest together as a colony. It can hang in all wind directions, as long as the nest box with the entrance opening does not point to the south / west, and also that the nest box does not hang in the sun all day. No nesting material needs to be added.
Clean the nesting box once a year from October. For this the nest box must be removed from the façade so that it can be accessed from the rear. Cleaning is only necessary if a bird species other than the common swift has brooded in the nesting box. The reliability of the suspension must also be checked annually.
|Dimensions (b x h x d) (cm)||38 x 22 x 26|
|Inner Dimensions (b x h x d) (cm)||28 x 17 x 17|