Please note, when ordering the 'Nest Bowl Only', the nest bowl does come with 2 mounting rails. The 'Optional Flat Connector' is an optional extra for use when you are fitting multiple nest bowls in a row and want a flat finish.
We are often asked for House Martin nests that are simple to install and clean, especially when you're working from a ladder. Light, maintenance-free and virtually everlasting, the brand new Schwegler Modular House Martin Nest 13 is the answer - whether you want a single nest or need to provide nesting space for a growing colony.
The nest bowl is made in air-permeable, weatherproof WoodcretePLUS. Mounted on a durable backing plate, it slides accurately into position using two supplied stainless steel mounting rails that dramatically simplify installation. If desired, the nest then slides out for easy cleaning at the end of every season.
If fitting more than one nest bowl, the Optional Flat Connector allows multiple nest bowls to be fitted side by side in a row. The flat connector is designed to be used instead of the mounting rails on the border between nest bowls (see the images tab for illustration).
Material: nesting bowl made of air-permeable wood-concrete (designed to drain off moisture), plastic panel and stainless steel fixing material.
Screws and plugs supplied.
Weight: 0.9 kg.
Schwegler nests will last decades and are readily adopted by birds. This means several decades of breeding success in real life conditions. These nest boxes have been developed in close collaboration with leading ornithologists, nature conservation organisations, Government conservation agencies and forestry experts, and are backed up by decades of experience and knowledge. They are made of a unique wood-concrete material, an entirely natural product consisting of 75% wood and various additives to compensate for climatic changes. This provides insulation against temperature fluctuations, allows air to pass through the walls, and prevents the formation of condensation which often occurs in nest boxes made of plastic, stone or entirely of concrete. This material is also much longer lasting and weather-resistant than wood, and is strong enough to withstand the attention of woodpeckers.
In each nest box the size of the brood chamber, diameter of the entrance hole and many other features have been adapted to the needs and behaviour of the animals themselves. Experiments by bird protection organisations worldwide have demonstrated that the highest density of bird populations (i.e., breeding pairs per hectare) is achieved with Schwegler nest boxes.
Schwegler nest boxes have been officially recognized and approved by the following organisations and numerous others worldwide:
German Federal Biological Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (BBA)
German Nature Protection Association (NABU)
Bavarian Regional Association for the Protection of Birds (LBV)
German Environmental Protection Association (DUH)
Jordsand, Society for the Protection of Seabirds and Nature
EURONATUR/European Cultural Heritage Foundation
Luxemburg Association for the Protection of Birds and Nature
Blue Bird Association of North America
Global Nature Fund
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