What is a bird nesting box?

These boxes are suitable for many of the UK’s small to medium size birds.

 

The Standard box

This nesting box is suitable for House Sparrows and members of the Tit family. The single entrance hole allows the entire internal area to be available for nesting and roosting. The aperture size will vary according to the target species (see The Design) and box fronts can be removable (4 stainless steel screws) if required.

Brick bird nesting box suitable for House Sparrow, Blue and Great Tits

Standard nest box, stretcher bond brick fronted

 

Sparrow terrace box

This has the same external dimensions as the standard box but has two entrance holes and two separate compartments – ideal for the sociable nature of house sparrows. The terrace box is also suitable for Redstarts, Black Redstarts and Wagtails.

Sparrow Terrace Box

Sparrow terrace box, stretcher bond brick fronted

 

Swift Box

This box has a crescent shaped hole to one side of the box, allowing swifts access but restricting use by starlings. Inside, a rough floor makes it easier for the birds to move around. The centre of the floor has a raised nest cup to assist the birds’ nest building.  The ideal internal depth of a swift box is 140 mm,  however if cavity width is limited, boxes can be manufactured with a reduced depth (minimum 100 mm).  Please specify requirements at the point of order.

Brick fronted swift box

Swift box, stretcher bond brick fronted

 

Internal image of swift box

Swift box, internal

 

Starling box

This is the same as the standard box but with a 48 mm entrance hole. Like the swift box the ideal internal depth is 140 mm,  however if cavity width is limited, boxes can be manufactured with a reduced depth (minimum 100 mm).  Please specify requirements at the point of order.

Starling Box Stretcher bond

Starling bird box, stretcher bond brick fronted.

 

All boxes can be supplied with bricks fitted in stretcher bond (half bond) and quarter bond (Flemish, English, both standard and garden wall bonds). Boxes can also be supplied without bricks for fitting into render walls and incorporating into stonework. The fronts have a stainless steel mesh to aid adhesion and are retained with stainless steel screws. All boxes have drainage holes.

 

Bird Box Gallery

Brick matched nesting box
House Sparrow nest box
Swifts around nest holes in Charlbury, Oxfordshire Architect
Swift nest boxes fitted in stoneworkArchitect
Brick matched nesting box
House Sparrow nest box
Swifts around nest holes in Charlbury, Oxfordshire Architect
Swift nest boxes fitted in stoneworkArchitect
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