Swift Nestboxes, Towers, Attraction Calls,
All you need!
this page to locate attraction calls, artworks, and instruction
materials as well as a wide range of nest boxes and nest bricks for setting up Swift colonies.
Using the Swift calls CD / MP3 will
greatly increase your chance of getting a colony going. Please note, while we have experience
of some of the products featured, and have found them to be of good quality, we have yet to try out others,
so you need to assure yourself that they are going to do the job
Calls on CD
Calls CD + Instructions
Swift Conservation - every CD & MP3 sold keeps
These calls of nesting Swifts Apus
apus recorded at Ulrich Tigges' Berlin Swift Colony should bring in Swifts to check out
your nest places. They include the "upper tones" emitted at 12-13
kHz. The CD has ten tracks and runs for about an hour
"The Swift calls CD which we used 2 years ago
has worked a treat. Last year the Swifts established their
nest-territory; this year they took up residence in earnest. Thank
can take up to 14 days. We only supply this CD within
the breeding range of the Swift Apus apus
check your region for the correct price!
Calls in MP3 format
tried and tested Swift Calls recording to use with MP3
players and SD card players / amplifiers
Calls MP3 + Instructions To
receive the download (an approximately 8 minute track) press
the "Buy Now" button below. Orders will be fulfilled
by e-mail with the MP3 file and full instructions attached Available
from us by e-mail for just £2.00 GBP Delivery
can take up to 14 days. We only supply this MP3 within
the breeding range of the Swift Apus apus
Swift Conservation car window badges
have just produced these non-sticky badges that fix inside the car windscreen. They grip to clean glass by static
electricity, so you can move them easily from your Jaguar to your Maserati. Available
by post from us from just £1.50 GBP including postage. Please
check your region for the correct price!
the "Buy Now" button below. Delivery
can take up to 14 days
Swifts and Swallows shown
flying over the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire
Limited Edition Giclee Prints from an original oil painting by Alison Ingram
Her unique interpretations of wildlife use bold colour and design to create movement and drama
Large print on paper - image size 20"
x 10" Edition of 350 £95 GBP Small print on paper
size 12" x 6" Edition of 350 £45 GBP UK postage is included
All prints are signed and numbered and come with a
certificate of authenticity
your print by clickinghere Please
mention Swift Conservation in the "Note to Seller"
box when you make your order A donation will be made to Swift Conservation for each sale via
Bromhall's famous film on Swifts on DVD Just £10! This
iconic study of the world famous Oxford Natural History
Museum’s Swift colony was filmed using pioneering techniques
over two summers. These observations of the hidden lifestyle
of this amazing bird remain unrivalled.
This film gives a
valuable insight that’s greatly needed to help further
their conservation. This re-mastered DVD version is
being sold to both fascinate and educate.
£10 each - Profits
will be used for Swift conservation and rehabilitation.
French-language version now available £10 + postage
To e-mail an order click on this Swift
Remember to add your address!
for Biodiversity" RIBA
Publishing - Bat Conservation Trust A
technical guide for new and existing buildings Kelly
Gunnell, Brian Murphy and Dr Carol Williams
authoritative guidance and professional architects'
drawings form the basis of this fully revised and invaluable work
on how to accommodate the essential co-domestic species,
Swifts included, in new buildings. In today's environment
no architect or developer can afford to be without a
your copy from the RIBA Bookshop for £29.99 - click here
plywood Swift Nest Box - over 5284 sold!*
John Stimpson makes a proven (see
photo on the left with a Swift chick visible in the
box) plywood nestbox for use under eaves and on walls. A
single screw secures the lid which can be removed for installation and
inspection. The hole size should exclude Starlings. Readymade, ex-stock, they cost £13-00 each plus postage. Add
a MDF nest form for £1-00 plus postage - this simple
device has been shown to speed take-up time by nesting
Swifts by a year!
are obtainable from John Stimpson on01353 740451 or by e-mail ( click
18 to a site in the South of France where most of them
are now occupied!
UK-made "Zeist" type Swift Nest Box made from
long-lasting recycled plastic plank
Recycled Materials Ltd. make this recycled plastic nestbox,
to the proven Dutch "Zeist" pattern, for use under eaves and on walls.
It is intended to have a maintenance free life.
The hole size should exclude Starlings. The
box costs £43.50 including VAT and can be obtained from Filcris Ltd. The Old Fire Station, Broadway, Bourn, Cambridge
2TA tel: 01954 718327 e-mail: email@example.com web: www.filcris.co.uk
double nest place prefabricated Swift nest box that
arrives flat packed and is easily assembled Made
from recycled foam insulation board, the box weights
about 5 kg. External dimensions when assembled are 73cm long x 22cm wide x 24cm deep. The
base plate is reversible, so you may fit the entrance holes outward or
wall facing. Each entrance hole is 65 x 32mm. The box is designed to be
fixed directly to an exterior wall.
Boxes are shipped flatpack in a double wall recycled cardboard box ( 75 x
27 x 6cm ). Each comes with an assembly
also provide a bat box, and three
sizes of single bird boxes suitable for a variety of smaller birds such as
starlings, redstarts, tits, sparrows & wrens.
box costs £38.95 including VAT and can be obtained from www.gardenature.co.uk
firstname.lastname@example.org Manor Farm Business Centre, Manor
Lane, Stutton, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2TD Phone 0844 3510987
long-lasting wooden Swift Nest Box made from 21mm
Entrance hole: 55 x 32mm.
Box measurements Length: 460mm Depth: 180mm Width: 180mm.
The front panel can be completely removed for easy access, the roof has
a slight incline to quickly disperse water and there are two drain holes in the
hole 65mm x 38mm Exterior 145mm high x
325mm wide x 205mm deep Interior 100mm high x 285mm wide x 165mm deep All dimensions
approximate. Weight about 3.5 kilos
Brick with multiple facing choices Innovative
lightweight box made from foamed cement, slate and brick.
Can be faced with brick, stone or slate to match
the existing surface or provide an attractive contrast.
is essentially a moulded plastic box that is faced with
brick and inserted into a cavity or solid wall. The
model on the left is designed specifically for Swifts.
box designs are available, housing small to medium sized birds (including
Alpine Swift for European users) and most of
the UK’s bat species.
The Bird Brick House fits into the outside skin of most 75mm brickwork courses
and only protrudes 25mm (Swift box or 65mm) into the cavity. At the bottom there are two drainage holes that allow moisture to drain into
the wall cavity.
Slips of matching brickwork are bonded to the front plate,
enabling the box to blend in with the host wall. NB the boxes shown above right were selected
as a deliberate contrast to the existing brick!
were used by Swifts at the new Public Library in
Antrim in Summer 2013!
Brick "Eco Habitat for Swifts" Discrete and
attractive terracotta box ideal for new and restored buildings Insert under eaves or in high walls
- Terracotta &
recycled plastic plank Available in
smooth red, blue & cream Size 326mm x 140mm
x 140mm Product code UNQ.SWIFT01
£POA Made to order - takes 10 to 14 days www.ibstock.com sales
0844 800 4575 design advice 0844 800 4576 technical services 0844
800 4577 literature and samples 0844 800
4578 Ibstock Brick Ltd. Cattybrook Sales Office Almondsbury,
H B S Suppliers of Schwegler Swift
Nest Boxes & Swift Bricks
Ideal for new-build sites, also useful for replacing lost nest-places in existing buildings, they are fitted into
brick, stone or block-work walls, and may be painted to match the wall or faced
with plaster or pebble dash to match the existing finish.
265mm wide x 220mm deep x 180mm high £POA
Lightweight Swift Box Type 1A
lightweight nesting box is ideal for inclusion in insulation systems on
exterior walls. The protruding, righ-shaped entrance enables the
box to be easily installed flush with the wall surface, leaving only the
entrance visible within the plastered wall finish.
design makes nest-checking easier for the birds, even if the external
wall presents a smooth surface, as they can cling to the exposed lip. No aperture for cleaning is provided
because this is not necessary if the box is occupied by Swifts.
Features:No cleaning required
- Ideal for Swifts - Constructed with breathable
Woodcrete™- Backed by a 25 year
Dimensions: W 340mm x H 135mm x D 150mm (plus
17mm for the protruding entrance ring)
Weight: 2.7kg approx.
Box (No 604)
Designed for use inside
eaves, on parapets or balconies, anywhere it will be
undisturbed. Can be fitted internally with an anti-Starling
entrance tunnel. £POA
Single & Double Louvre boxes (Nos 16 & 1MF)
Designed to mimic bell-tower louvres, these are for fixing on or within exterior walls, towers and spires.
Single: 240mm high x 430mm wide x 225mm deep £POA
Double: 460mm high x 430mm wide x 225mm deep £POA
The photo shows the Double Chamber version model 1MF in use on Camden Town Hall at King's Cross.
Eaves Nest Boxes (Nos 17 & 18)
For fitting beneath eaves
on domestic houses or any building with sufficiently high and wide eaves
No 17 (on the left) 152mm high x 340mm wide x 150mm deep £POA
No 18 (on the right) 210mm high x 552mm wide x 210mm deep £POA The photo shows six Swift nest boxes in place on the Bugs House at London Zoo, Regent's Park.
nest boxes for installation in retro-insulated walls
in the Czech Republic
use together with insulation "bats" applied
to external walls, and then plastered over to give a
smooth finish, these innovative lightweight weatherproof
boxes are capable of being fitted under
eaves too, and they provide
snug nesting space at very low cost.
UK models are fitted
with an inner plywood floor lining and a Starling resistant
We are investigating the possibility
of making a flat fronted box of the same material for
flush-fitting - we hope to have some news of this soon.
steel framed Swift towers made in the UK
with the input of Brian Cahalane of the Northern Ireland
Swift Group, these towers are manufactured to provide
a high-qulaity and long lasting product, that can be
delivered to any site in the UK or Europe with ease.
towers are fitted with automatic Swift call playing
equipment to attract the birds to the new nest places.
photo on the left shows a Stoneyford Tower erected in
Warrington in 2013.
Swift Nest Box
CCTV Cameras Henry's
CCTV Centre supplies a wide range of cameras and the
associated equipment you need to observe and record
views of the Swifts in your nest boxes. This way you
can see the birds breeding without
disturbing them. Very useful for research and educational projects,
and you can of course choose either to keep the material
private, or to publish it (e.g. on DVD), or to provide
live views via a monitor or the Internet. Henry's
CCTV Centre, 404 Edgware Road, Paddington, London, W2
1ED Web: website
Telephone: 0207 258 1831 e-mail:email@example.com
Suppliers of specialised
CCTV cameras CCTV Cameras
for Swift nest place inspection The
surest way of finding out if a site is being used by
breeding Swifts is to inspect it visually for the presence
of their nests and eggshells. This was usually done
with a mirror on a stick and an electric torch, but
now there is a much better way! Miniature CCTV cameras,
mounted on wands and linked to a hand-held monitor provide
an ideal method of viewing inside wall crevices and
Such inspections can only be done outside the nesting
season (end April to beginning of August) otherwise
the birds may desert their nests and abandon their chicks.
To do otherwise is an offence under UK and EU laws.
on the logo to view the DogCamSport web site. DogCamSport,
The Granary, Little Skewes, St
Wenn, Cornwall, PL30 5PS For advice
please call: 01726 891812