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. This nest box is made of plywood.
Cavity nesting birds are also known to use Swift boxes as nesting sites.
This box has 4 grooves on the back plate to securely fix this box to a flat surface.
A swift box doesn’t need cleaning unless other species have been in it so we really to say ‘ 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’