Schwegler 1B Bird Box - Oval hole

As low as £36.60 Ex. VAT

Attract a wide range of species with the 1B. This box is available with different entrance hole sizes to prevent competition between birds. The 1B is available in four colours: brown, green, white and red. 

Key Features:

  • Low maintenance - just fit and forget
  • Highest occupancy rates
  • Ideal for most small hole-nesting birds
  • The easy-open mechanism for inspection and cleaning
  • Easy to hang from wall or tree


Occupants: Blue, Marsh, Coal, and Crested Tits. All other species are prevented from using the nest box due to the smaller entrance hole.

More about Woodcrete:

The 1B is a versatile nest box made from woodcrete, a special mixture of wood, concrete, and clay which will not leak, rot or warp, and has excellent thermal insulating properties. The material is so strong and long-lasting that Schwegler offers a 25-year guarantee on their products. Schwegler boxes are thought to have the highest occupation rates of all nest boxes and are carefully designed to copy natural nest sites and provide a long-term stable environment for rearing the young and winter roosting.

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: Woodcrete

DIMENSIONS (MM): 170 x 260 x 180



INCLUDES: Nest box, hanger, and aluminium nail.

WEIGHT (KG): 3.6

SPECIES: Redstarts. Also used by species that nest in the ∅ 32 mm boxes. However, because more light enters the brood chamber, it is preferred by Redstarts.

The front panels can be purchased separately and are interchangeable between Schwegler models 1B, 2M or 2F and can easily be removed from the nest box

SITING: Attach to a tree using the aluminium nail (included) or hung from a branch. Site at a height of 1.5 m to 3 m.

MAINTENANCE: Easy to remove front panel

We now offer FREE UK SHIPPING for online orders over £75 to the UK mainland (under 20kg), including service & repair items. For information on qualifying requirements for free shipping, please see our delivery page.

We aim for next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before 2.30pm. Where products need to be made to order or are not a regular stock item, or during busy times of year, despatch times may be longer.

If your order is urgent please call us on 01451 833 181. There is usually an additional charge for timed delivery.

We will always use a reputable courier company and require a signature on delivery. Smaller items are usually shipped using Royal Mail or DPD, and larger items are sent using TNT or Tuffnells. Palletised deliveries are with Pallex.

We will email you shipping confirmation after your order has been despatched. Where available, you will also receive tracking notification by email or text. If you need to track your parcel urgently then please contact us.

We can deliver to anywhere in the world, but you may need to contact us for a quote.

If your order doesn’t qualify for free shipping then UK mainland delivery starts at £7.92 ex VAT, while Highlands and Islands delivery starts at £12.50. You can calculate shipping costs using the basket.

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Important Information About Backorders

At Wildcare there are times when items are only available on a backorder basis, either due to high demand or if the item is a special order item. We refer to these as ‘backorder items.

Backorder items are clearly listed on our website as ‘Order To Reserve Stock (Backorder)’. Items that are in stock and ready to be shipped immediately are listed as ‘In Stock’.

When you place an order for a back order item or an order that includes back order items, a member of our team will be in contact within 48 hours of your order to confirm the lead time for delivery. For any queries before then, please call us on: 01451 833 181

Avoiding Disappointment

We cannot guarantee that a backordered item will come back into stock or be delivered for a specific date, however we will always do our best to keep you informed and updated.

If your back order is urgent or required within a specific time frame we suggest to call us on 01451 833 181 so we can keep your requirements in mind throughout the waiting period.


If you receive damaged items or the wrong goods, please let us know straight away so that we can arrange for them to be returned to us and replaced as quickly as possible.

You will need to obtain a Returns Number  - please call us on 01451 833 181 or email [email protected]

Please return goods, WITH THE RETURNS NUMBER MARKED ON THE PARCEL to: Wildcare, Eastgate House, Moreton Road, Longborough, GL56 0QJ

We may ask for a photograph any damaged items before we agree to replace them.

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