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. Every WoodStone® nest box from CJ Wildlife is guaranteed for 10 years.
Constructed from a mix of concrete and wood fibres, WoodStone® nest boxes safeguard against attacks from predators including woodpeckers, cats and squirrels.
The position of the entrance hole may vary to that show, but this will not affect the usability of the box for your Swifts.
Swift numbers are declining severely, in part because of the loss of nest sites. By putting up nest boxes you can make a long term contribution to the species’ conservation. Once established they are very site faithful and make delightful but unobtrusive summer guests.
There is an opening at the back of the box for easy cleaning, and the nest entrance is on the underside. In our tests the Swifts preferred this sort of entrance, but Starlings and House Sparrows were discouraged from occupying the box.
Swifts use the eaves of our homes as a replacement for the rockfaces and cliffs in which they would naturally nest. Nest boxes should be placed near the eaves at least 5 metres high in a spot that is sheltered from direct sunlight and has a clear flightpath.
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