Helping birds such as Sand Martins is more of a challenge, as they naturally excavate tunnels in soft sand beside rivers or lakes, with a nesting chamber at the far end. Sand Martins tend to suffer during wet summers as waterside nests are often flooded or destroyed by erosion. This Sand Martin Nest Box gives you the opportunity to provide a home for this species.
Why are nest boxes important?
Natural nest sites are being lost having devastating consequences for bird species. Birds are an essential component of functioning ecosystems and have a direct impact on human populations and millions of other species. It is therefore important to provide our feathered friends with a home.
MATERIAL: Ecoplate and Woodstone
DIMENSIONS (MM): 145 x 145 x 570
INTERNAL DIMENSIONS (MM): 120 x 120 x 120
ENTRANCE (MM): 55
WEIGHT (KG): 7.8
SPECIES: Sand Martin and Swallow
SITING: The nest box is ideal for use in artificial banks or cliffs, with walk-in access for cleaning the nest boxes or monitoring the breeding success of the birds for scientific research. Nest boxes are supported on internal battens with only the front of the box visible externally, creating the impression of a natural site. The Sand Martin bank is sited right on the shore and in the tests conducted by our specialists over 80% were used immediately, with many boxes being used for second broods. An artificial Sand Martin bank is also ideal for use in sand quarries where it can provide a safe refuge for the birds away from the working face and be used to show visitors the quarry’s commitment to nature conservation.
MAINTENANCE: The nest box must be cleaned once a year in the late autumn, starting in October.
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