Schwegler No.16S Swift Box

Product code: 10176

Schwegler No.16S Swift Box

Product code: 10176

£57.32 ex VAT
  • Availability: Available to order


Out of stock. We recommend you contact us to pre order so that stock is reserved for you once it becomes available.

Swift nest boxes for installation in external walls of buildings or for adding to the external surface of the wall. If wall insulation is installed this box can also be inserted into the insulating layer. Its solid construction makes this type suitable for very exposed, sunny positions, free from any restrictions. The maximum depth to which it can be inserted is 17 cm, and this is determined by the position of the entrance hole on the underside. The box then projects by about 3 cm. This box is ideal if you need a box installed flush with the external wall surface as entrance hole is at the front.

This has an integrated barrier to exclude starlings

In The Field

Installation: Can be fully inserted into the walls up to 16 cm deep. It can also be attached to the surface of an external wall (or within a layer of rendering or external insulation) using the optional Fixing Bracket. The box can be painted, if desired, using standard air-permeable external wall paint.

We recommend the use of the SCHWEGLER Nest Mould

More Info

Why is it necessary to exclude Starlings ? Firstly: no-one who is seriously concerned about the protection of species has any objections to Starlings - quite the contrary. In designing starling barriers the intention is to assist the protection of all species. Therefore Schwegler supply also various different types of nesting boxes specifically for Starlings. However, we have to accept that Starlings can present a problem when they nest on buildings, usually because of the mess that they make on and around the building, for example on "prestige" buildings or in areas used by the public. This often results in a reduction in the number of nesting aids for Swifts, which in turn means that fewer breeding areas are available for them. Where nesting boxes are occupied by Swifts their habits definitely do not result in the fouling of buildings. Selective projects for monitoring Swifts have shown how welcome this starling barrier is as a means of reducing unwanted occupancy.

How the starling barrier operates: The anatomy of the Starling (long legs etc.) prevents it from getting through the barrier and into the brood chamber that lies behind it. Swifts have very short legs, enabling them to easliy gain access through this tunnel. Tests conducted over many years have proved the effectiveness of this system. 

Installing the barriers in existing boxes/places : Barriers should not be installed in existing brood boxes because the Swifts enter the box at a high speed and can injure their beaks. It is well-known that when Swifts return to their previous year's sites they tend to fly "blind".

Interior dimensions: H 17 cm x W  36 cm x D 16 cm
External dimensions: H 24 cm x W  43 cm x D 22 cm


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