A decline in their natural nesting habitat has caused swifts to seek nest space in urban settings, often creating nests high up in the eaves of buildings where they may find cavities and crevices in which to make their nests. From there they are able to drop into the air from the nest entrance to enter flight. To support swift populations it is important that there remain ample nesting space in urban areas. One way of doing so is through the provision of nest boxes built into the exterior surfaces of buildings and walls.
The Pino Build-in Swift Box is an excellent nest box for nesting swifts, and has the added benefit of being likewise suitable for house sparrows, starlings, and other small urban birds. Made from durable and breathable wood concrete, it is very long-lasting and provides a stable internal thermal environment for the nesting birds.
The Pino contains a single internal cavity where the swifts can nest, this can be accessed through a single entrance. Ideally the box should be situated 6 to 7 meters above the ground ensuring that nothing impedes the swifts' exit route. Swifts require sufficient space to drop into the air from the nest entrance to enter flight (around 5 meters or more).
This nest box is designed to be installed within an external wall with the entrance facing outwards as seen in the above picture.