Calls CD + Instructions
These calls of nesting Swifts recorded at Ulrich Tigges' Berlin Swift Colony should bring in Swifts to check out
your nest places. UK delivery is currently about 7 working days from date of order.
format recordings via download please e-mail us at this
"The Swift calls CD which we used 2 years ago
has worked a treat. Last year the Swifts established their
nest-territory; this year they took up residence in earnest. Thank
For advice on suitable
sound systems please contact Dick
via this link
Bromhall's famous film on Swifts on DVD Just £10!
iconic study of the world famous Oxford Natural History
Museum’s Swift colony was filmed using pioneering techniques
over two summers. These observations of the hidden lifestyle
of this amazing bird remain unrivalled.
This film gives a
valuable insight that’s greatly needed to help further
their conservation. This re-mastered DVD version is
being sold to both fascinate and educate.
£10 each - Profits
will be used for Swift conservation and rehabilitation.
To e-mail an order click on this Swift
Remember to add your address!
Publishing - Bat Conservation Trust
for Low and Zero Carbon Buildings
Technical Guide for New Build by Dr Carol Williams of
authoritative guidance and professional architects'
drawings form the basis of this new and invaluable work
on how to accommodate the essential co-domestic species,
Swifts included, in new buildings. In today's environment
no architect or developer can afford to be without a
your copy from Amazon - click here
plywood Swift Nest Box - over 2500 sold!
John Stimpson makes a proven plywood nestbox (similar
to the Dutch Zeist nest-box) for use under eaves and on walls. A
single screw secures the lid which can be removed for installation and
inspection. The hole size should exclude Starlings. Readymade, ex-stock, they cost £13-00 each plus postage. Over
2500 have been sold so far, both in the Uk and Europe
too, and John is getting feedback
about their success.
a MDF nest form for £1-00 plus postage - this simple
device has been shown to reduce take-up time by nesting
Swifts by a year!
are obtainable from
or by e-mail ( click
UK-made "Zeist" type Swift Nest Box made from
long-lasting recycled plastic plank
Recycled Materials Ltd. make this recycled plastic nestbox,
to the proven Dutch "Zeist" pattern, for use under eaves and on walls.
It is intended to have a maintenance free life.
The hole size should exclude Starlings.
box costs £43.50 including VAT and can be obtained from
Filcris Ltd. The Old Fire Station, Broadway, Bourn, Cambridge
tel: 01954 718327 e-mail: email@example.com web: www.filcris.co.uk
flat pack boxes
There is more information on the Habi-sabi website,
double nest place prefabricated Swift nest box
arrives flat packed and is easily assembled
from recycled foam insulation board, the box weights
about 5 kg. The external dimensions when assembled are 73cm long x 22cm wide x 24cm deep. The
base plate is reversible, so you may fit the entrance holes outward or
wall facing. Each entrance hole is 65 x 32mm. The box is designed to be
fixed directly to an exterior wall.
enquiries should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
Boxes are shipped flatpack in a double wall recycled cardboard box ( 75 x
27 x 6cm ). Each comes with an assembly
also provide a bat box, and three
sizes of single bird box suitable for a variety of smaller birds such as
starlings, redstarts, tits, sparrows & wrens.
box costs £38.95 including VAT and can be obtained from www.gardenature.co.uk
Manor Farm Business Centre, Manor
Lane, Stutton, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2TD Phone 0844 3510987
long-lasting wooden Swift Nest Box
made from 21mm
Entrance hole: 55 x 32mm.
Box measurements Length: 460mm Depth: 180mm Width: 180mm.
The front panel can be completely removed for easy access, the roof has
a slight incline to quickly disperse water and there are two drain holes in the
A CCTV camera can be installed in this box for extra payment
- Please let Gardenature know if you wish to order the box with a built in camera system,
both wired and radio-linked types are available.
Swift Nest Brick
hole 65mm x 38mm
Exterior 145mm high x
325mm wide x 205mm deep
Interior 100mm high x 285mm wide x 165mm deep
approximate. Weight about 3.5 kilos
lightweight box made from foamed cement, slate and brick.
Can be faced with either brick, stone or slate to match
the existing surface or provide an attractive contrast.
Brick "Eco Habitat for Swifts"
Discrete attractive terracotta box ideal for new and restored buildings
Insert under eaves or in high walls
- Terracotta &
recycled plastic plank
smooth red, blue & cream Size 326mm x 140mm
Product code UNQ.SWIFT01
Made to order - takes 10 to 14 days
0844 800 4575
design advice 0844 800 4576
technical services 0844
literature and samples 0844 800
Ibstock Brick Ltd. Cattybrook Sales Office
Nest Boxes & Swift Bricks
the concise Schwegler catalogue here to see the wide
range of types available
NHBS Phone - 01803 865913
mail NHBS, 2-3 Wills Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5XN UK
Concrete Swift Brick (No 25)
Ideal for new-build sites, also useful for replacing lost nest-places in existing buildings, they are fitted into
brick, stone or block-work walls.
265mm wide x 220mm deep x 180mm high £POA
Box (No 604)
Designed for use inside
eaves, on parapets or balconies, anywhere it will be
undisturbed. Can be fitted internally with an anti-Starling
entrance tunnel. £POA
Single & Double Louvre boxes (Nos 16 & 1MF)
Designed to mimic bell-tower louvres, these are for fixing on or within exterior walls, towers and spires.
Single: 240mm high x 430mm wide x 225mm deep £POA
Double: 460mm high x 430mm wide x 225mm deep £POA
The photo shows the Double Chamber version model 1MF in use on Camden Town Hall at King's Cross.
Eaves Nest Boxes (Nos 17 & 18)
For fitting beneath eaves
on domestic houses or any building with sufficiently high and wide eaves
No 17 (on the left) 152mm high x 340mm wide x 150mm deep £POA
No 18 (on the right) 210mm high x 552mm wide x 210mm deep £POA
The photo shows six Swift nest boxes in place on the Bugs House at London Zoo, Regent's Park.
Suppliers of CCTV equipment
Swift Nest Box
CCTV Centre supplies a wide range of cameras and the
associated equipment you need to observe and record
views of the Swifts in your nest boxes. This way you
can see the birds breeding without
disturbing them. Very useful for research and educational projects,
and you can of course choose either to keep the material
private, or to publish it (e.g. on DVD), or to provide
live views via a monitor or the Internet.
CCTV Centre, 404 Edgware Road, Paddington, London, W2
Telephone: 0207 258 1831 e-mail:email@example.com
© Copyright DogCamSport 2006
Suppliers of specialised
for Swift nest place inspection
surest way of finding out if a site is being used by
breeding Swifts is to inspect it visually for the presence
of their nests and eggshells. This was usually done
with a mirror on a stick and an electric torch, but
now there is a much better way! Miniature CCTV cameras,
mounted on wands and linked to a hand-held monitor provide
an ideal method of viewing inside wall crevices and
Such inspections can only be done outside the nesting
season (end April to beginning of August) otherwise
the birds may desert their nests and abandon their chicks.
To do otherwise is an offence under UK and EU laws.
on the logo to view the DogCamSport web site.
The Granary, Little Skewes, St
Wenn, Cornwall, PL30 5PS
please call: 01726 891812
before 12 noon for next day delivery - weekdays only! See website for full
Suppliers of live insects and supplements
for feeding abandoned or injured Swift
e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Livefoods Direct Ltd,
Houghton Road, North Anston Trading
Estate, Sheffield, S25 4JJ
Food Pack for Swifts, Martins & Swallows
1 Maxi pack of Wax Worms plus
1 Maxi pack of Large Banded Crickets = total
in code SWIFT-SOS at the
check-out to receive a
discount of 5%
Provides enough food to treat a grounded adult for starvation or to feed a chick
for a few days. To
rear a chick full term, supplements and larger food supplies are
you need to know to care for injured or abandoned Swifts,
Swallows & Martins
Swallows and Martins are a
to care for, but when
are much easier than most wild birds..... just different! The average release rate amongst our group of
specialist carers of 85% makes the effort well worthwhile.
to e-mail Gillian Westray for a copy of her Swift &
CD, (just £5.00) full of practical advice for carers
This CD has been
specifically compiled for UK rehabilitators
washable cotton gloves
Swifts safely with these Cotton Gloves
the picture to place an order or you can use the following:
Telephone: 08707 455002
Fax: 08707 442203
mail - AllergyBestBuys, Hill Top Farm, Heights Lane,
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