House martins can be seen in towns, villages and rural zones, and build small clay nests in a range of locations including cliffsides and under the eaves of houses. They are a frequent summer visitor to the UK usually arriving in April and leaving for their African wintering grounds in October. House martins can re-use their old nesting spaces, and thus, you may find the same birds returning to same nest site the following year.
The Manuel House Martin Nest Bowl is an ideal artificial nesting space for these charismatic birds. This nesting bowl is made out of wood concrete making it tough and durable, and provides a stable interior thermal climate benefiting the nesting house martins.
The Manuel features a woodcrete nest bowl with one compartment for the house martins to nest in and a mounting board. The nest bowl can be placed high up in the eaves of buildings on the external walls. Given house martins are colonial breeders, it can be beneficial to place a number of nest bowls in a group. To encourage nest uptake, it can be helpful to smear the outside of the nest with mud.