Barn Swallow Nest No. 10B

Installation sketch


It is increasingly difficult for Swallows and House Martins to find suitable nest-building material in our modern world. The mud they do find, if any, is often poor quality. In addition, the walls of buildings are nowadays often very smooth. As a result, nests tend to fall down, sometimes with the nestlings inside. In many places, the vibration caused by heavy vehicles shakes the nests loose. Our SCHWEGLER Nests, made of wood-concrete with a 75 % wood content, are far superior to natural nests and are a direct way to help Barn Swallows and House Martins. A variety of models is available for different locations and species. In many regions the entire Swallow population depends on artificial nesting aids. Swallows are popular Birds and are regarded as the bringers of good luck. They feed on flying Insects such as swarms of Greenfly, Crane Flies, Mosquitoes and Houseflies. They prefer to hunt in the immediate vincinity of their nesting sites.

Advantages of SCHWEGLER Nests:
• unlimited life
• breathable material ensures a balanced temperature
• easy to clean and inspect
• vibration does not dislodge them
• swallows can occupy the nests as soon as they return from their winter quarters in Africa

Installation details are included with each nest.



Barn Swallow Nest No. 10B

Cup-shaped individual nest ⋅ DBP (patented)


Barn swallows build their nests inside stables, barns, warehouses, archways and garages. If you see Swallows breeding inside buildings they are very probably Barn Swallows. It is important to ensure that the Birds have constant access during the breeding period (e.g. through a window left ajar, ­ventilation pipe or open stable door). Barn Swallows will return from their winter quarters to nest at the same site each year, and as a rule they will
raise several broods during the course of the summer.

Hand-shaped nest for Barn Swallows completely made of SCHWEGLER wood-concrete. This nesting aid is installed at approx. 1 m spacings.

Material: Complete nest made of SCHWEGLER wood-concrete.
Height above ground: Distance between the top of the nest and the ­ceiling at least 6 cm.
Siting: Inside all types of buildings, hallways, in stables, cattle sheds, barns, wastewater treatment plants, etc. Always ensure a clear approach through open windows and hatches.
Period spent in Central Europe: Arrival end of March to April, departure end of July to beginning of October.
Distribution: Europe, Asia, North Africa, North America. Only small coverage gaps in Europe. Regularly breed up to 1,500 m above sea level.
Breeding period: Egg deposition end of April to mid-July. Regularly two, exceptionally three annual broods.
Cleaning: Not absolutely necessary, but recommended. But this is very easy thanks to the cup shape of the nest.
Dimensions: W 20 x H 10 x D 14 cm.
Weight: approx. 1.1 kg.
Includes: Single nest, screws and plugs.


Bestellnummer: 00 331/7
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