Nesting box for swifts


Nesting aids for swifts in various versions as surface mounting or for integration into the facade insulation.
Here you will find alternatives to Schwegler nest boxes for swifts. The models are all suitable for compensatory measures and for professional use.

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Common swift nest box for common swifts, sparrows and bats
Common swift nest box - NEW on the market. An alternative to Schwegler. Developed by ornithologists.This nesting box is suitable for swifts, sparrows and bats.The nest box a nest hollow as a nest for swifts integrated so that the eggs do not bounce or roll.The brood chamber is optimally adapted for maximum breeding success for swifts.The young animals have enough space to train the flight muscles.The brood chamber is designed so that overheating of the box with loss of brood is greatly minimized by the height and two separate ventilation holes.The ventilation holes are installed so that there is no drafts. An edge above the entry hole increases the likelihood of the nesting aids being settled, since common swifts like to fly to exposed edges and eaves in the parapet area in search of roosting quarters.A columned area for bats is integrated on the back wall of the boxes .The niche can be used by bats as a roost or nursery. The common swift nest box can also be used as a compensatory measure for sparrows (especially house sparrows ). Suitable for buildings , in an attractive design.Developed with years of experience.Made in Germany.A special recommendation for compensation measures and CEF measures for building breeders.The ideal nesting aid for swifts and house sparrows.This new swift nesting box model combines many advantages: Easy installation in the ETICS system. Easy installation on the facade. Maintenance option by removing the front panel. The perfect nesting box for compensatory measures, as it is suitable for both breeding birds and bats. Thanks to the new design, cold bridges are avoided more effectively. Easy installation on the facade. Maintenance option by removing the front panel. Thanks to the new design, cold bridges are avoided more effectively. The nesting box can be painted with facade paint. Self-explanatory without building instructionsOrder the swift box now.Short delivery time.You can now buy and pre-order the all-in-one nesting box for swifts, sparrows and bats online.Minimum purchase: 6 pieces.Material: concreteScope of delivery: including dowels and screwsDimensions: External dimensions: W 35 x H 20 x D 24 cm.Brood chamber: W 30 x H 18 x D 18 cm. Suspension by screwing from the inside.Entrance hole:  W 60 x H 30 mm.By attaching you make a contribution to the protection of swifts. With this box you create nesting places.+++ We donate 1% of the proceeds annually to projects in environmental education to protect nature +++

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€138.00*

ETICS built-in nest box for swifts - 1-fold
This swifts ETIC-System installation box can be integrated directly into the thermal insulation of the building facade. This nest box for swifts consists of ETICS insulation panels. The nesting aid is lightweight and can be easily integrated into the external insulation of buildings. The swift nesting box is installed as a block in the thermal insulation composite system and is plastered even with the reinforcement. Only one hole remains visible for entry. The entry hole ensures a safe approach for building breeders, such as swifts and sparrows, even on smooth facade surfaces.Attachment and assembly:Suitable for integrated mounting in external facades of buildings with ETICS. The nest box height is above 5 m, and the direction is facing away from the weather, preferably exposed in the area of the attic and eaves.When mounting, make sure that there are enough approach and departure possibilities below the air hole so that the nesting box can be successfully accepted and approached.We recommend a grouping of several boxes since swifts are colony breeders.     Cleaning & Control:An opening for cleaning is deliberately not integrated. When the box is occupied by swifts, cleaning not necessary.  Occupants: swifts and sparrowsMaterial: WDV thermal insulation boardsDimensions: width 37 cm x height 19 cm x depth 15 cmEntrance hole: 7 cm x 3,5 cmWeight: 200gScope of delivery: 1 x WDV installation boxHere you can find other swift nest box models.

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€119.00*

ETICS installation box for swifts - 2 entry holes
This swift ETIC installation box with two entrance holes is integrated directly into the thermal insulation of the facade. This double nesting box for swifts consists of ETICS insulation boards and has two separate breeding chambers. The artificial nesting aid is particularly light due to the choice of material and can be easily integrated into the external insulation of buildings. The 2-fold swift nesting box is installed in the thermal insulation composite system and is evenly plastered within the reinforcement. Only the rings remain visible for entry. The rings ensure a safe approach for building breeders, such as swifts and sparrows, even on smooth facade surfaces.Attachment and assembly:Suitable for integrated mounting in external facades of buildings with ETICS. The nest box height is above 5 m, and the direction is facing away from the weather, preferably exposed in the area of the attic and eaves.When mounting, make sure that there are enough approach and departure possibilities below the air hole so that the nesting box can be successfully accepted and approached.We recommend a grouping of several boxes since swifts are colony breeders.   Cleaning & Control:An opening for cleaning is deliberately not integrated. When the box is occupied by swifts, cleaning not necessary.  Occupants: swifts and sparrowsMaterial: thermal insulation boardsDimensions: width 37 cm x height 19 cm x depth 15 cmEntrance hole: 7 cm x 3,5 cmWeight: 500g

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€139.00*

ETICS installation box for swifts - 3 entry holes
This swift ETIC installation box with three entrance holes is integrated directly into the thermal insulation of the facade. This double nesting box for swifts consists of ETICS insulation boards and has three separate breeding chambers. The artificial nesting aid is lightweight due to the choice of material and can be easily integrated into the external insulation of buildings. The 3-fold swift nesting box is installed in the thermal insulation composite system and is evenly plastered within the reinforcement. Only the rings remain visible for entry. The rings ensure a safe approach for building breeders, such as swifts and sparrows, even on smooth facade surfaces.Attachment and assembly:Suitable for integrated mounting in external facades of buildings with ETICS. The nest box mount height is above 5 m, and the direction is facing away from the weather, preferably exposed in the area of the attic and eaves.When mounting, make sure that there are enough approach and departure possibilities below the air hole so that the nesting box can be successfully accepted and approached.We recommend a grouping of several boxes since swifts are colony breeders.   Cleaning & Control:An opening for cleaning is deliberately not integrated. When the box is occupied by swifts, cleaning not necessary.  Occupants: swifts and sparrowsDimensions: width 113 cm x height 19 cm x depth 15 cmEntrance hole: 7 cm x 3,5 cmWeight: 500g

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€169.00*

Common swift nest box - entry from below
This box can prevent the loss of breeding sites of the swift z. B. under roof tiles, in roof cladding, wall columns, etc. compensate. The box can be integrated directly into the external insulation using the modular principle (entry from below) or subsequently screwed on with mounting brackets. It can be painted with facade paint. Click here for a larger selection for swifts nesting boxes. Material: wood concrete Dimensions: 12 cm by 45 cm, 16 cm deepEntry hole: 3.5 cm x 15 cmWeight: 6 kg

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€75.00*

Common swift nest box - wall mounting
This nesting box can prevent the loss of breeding sites of the swift e.g. under roof tiles, in roof cladding, wall columns, etc. compensate. The box can be integrated directly into the external insulation using the modular principle (entry from diagonally below) or screwed on later using mounting brackets. It can be painted with facade paint.Material: wood concrete Dimensions: 12 cm by 45 cm, 16 cm deepEntry hole: 3.5 cm x 15 cmWeight: 6 kg

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€75.00*

What is a swift?

Common swifts ( Apus apus ) are migratory birds that come to Europe for breeding from late April to early August. The birds are slightly larger than swallows. They have a brownish to soot-black plumage and have a gray-white throat spot. Common swifts can be recognized by their striking sriii-sriii calls, which many know from warm summer evenings.

These birds do not belong to the swallow family, but to the sailor family. They have a wingspan of over 40 centimeters. This makes them significantly larger than our domestic swallows. The swift is a bird with a rapid flight pattern and flies through the streets and backyards of towns and villages in summer.

Threat to the swift

Due to structural changes and energetic renovations, renovations or new buildings without niches and gaps, more and more nesting sites of swifts are disappearing.

Common swifts, like all wild birds, are protected in accordance with Section 44 of the Federal Nature Conservation Act (BNatSchG).


Where do common swifts breed?

Common swifts originally breed on rock faces and trees. You followed man into the cities. As so-called cultural followers, they conquered buildings as artificial rocks. Especially on old buildings you will find crevasses and nesting areas in the area of ​​the eaves. In older buildings, these areas are behind rain gutters and in the transition from masonry to the roof structure. Common swifts have used these columns as breeding grounds for many decades. Common swifts are breeders of colonies and some colonies have existed on historic buildings for centuries.

Even on new buildings and flat roofs, these birds occasionally find crevice quarters in the area of ​​the parapet and under cladding or in woodpecker holes in thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS). There are also swift quarters between parapet sheet and ETICS systems.

Mount swift nesting box correctly - what height?

Nest boxes for swifts should be at least 5 meters above the ground and offer a free approach. There are also sightings of entries into houses at a height of 4 meters. The minimum height for hanging swifts nesting aids should therefore be 4 meters. There is no upper limit for attaching the glider boxes. Swift nest boxes can be attached to single-family houses as well as high-rise buildings.

A free approach of at least 4 meters below the box is important. The eaves areas and the attic areas of multi-storey houses are particularly suitable. The eaves area, i.e. the area where a gable roof rests on the masonry, of an apartment building is very suitable for the installation of a swift nest box. You can accelerate the successful settlement by swifts with the help of a  dummy sound.

Alternative to Schwegler nest box for swifts

Schwegler is one of the best-known manufacturers of nesting boxes for swifts. There are different models of nesting boxes for these animals. All models are made of wood concrete or concrete.

The Schwegler company has very long delivery times, especially for the swift nest boxes. Save yourself long waiting times.


The suitable alternative for the Schwegler  Swift & Bat House 1MF model is here:  nesting box for swifts, sparrows and bats from the Gruenstifter company.

Nesting box for swifts and bats in one

This all-in-one solution is a nesting box for building breeders such as swifts, sparrows and bats. If the nest box is installed as a surface-mounted version, a special gap is created between the masonry and the box. This gap is particularly attractive for bat species that live in the building. For example, dwarf bats find space in this gap. The artificial fissile quarter for bats is designed in such a way that a warming bell forms in the upper part, which is particularly interesting for exploring bats and for day nurseries. Bats and swifts don't get in each other's way. Both types can use the box at the same time. 

Nesting box also suitable for sparrows

The nesting aid simulates a fissure district that sparrows like to accept. House sparrows are so-called pointer types for swifts. Sparrows mostly accept the quarter as pioneers and show swifts that there is a nesting possibility. With the use of this swift box you create new nesting sites with ideal conditions.

Perfektes Ersatzquartier

Der Nistkasten für Mauersegler, Sperlinge und Fledermäuse. Von Ornithologen entwickelt.

Dieses Nistkastenmodell kann als Ersatzquartier für Mauersegler, Sperlinge und Fledermäuse somit  mehrere Maßnahmen zum Ausgleich von behördlichen Auflagen erfüllen. Der Nistkasten bietet für Mauersegler und Sperlinge einen großen Brutraum, der genug Platz bietet für Flugmuskelübungen der Jungvögel und Jungsegler. Der Brutraum ist so gestaltet, dass warme Luft nach oben steigen kann und genügend Raum für Zirkulation ist. Zwei Lüftungslöcher  sorgen für Luftzirkulation und vermeiden einen Hitzetod der Tiere. Dabei entsteht keine Zugluft über dem Nest und die Jungvögel sind

adequately protected. A nest recess for swifts is integrated in the nesting box. The nest recess is designed in such a way that the eggs do not roll and the nest recess is embedded in the ground in such a way that the young sailors cannot fall over the edge. The nest trough for swifts by Schwegler, for example, often ensures that young sailors fall over the edge and are no longer fed by the parent animals. This phenomenon no longer happens with the nesting box for swifts, sparrows and bats from the Gruenstifter company.

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Cleaning of the swift box

The cleaning of a swift box is not necessary. The adult birds breed and use the nest again every year. In very exposed locations, cleaning of the nesting site is not possible. Imagine a nesting site on a natural rock. This is not cleaned. To protect against enemies, the adult birds bring the manure out of the nest. Nature regulates that.

Alternative to swift ETICS installation box type 1A 


The nesting box for wall sailers made of ETICS system material is the suitable alternative to the Schwegler swift installation box type 1A. The boxes are particularly light in weight and can be integrated directly into the facade. The ETICS installation boxes for swifts are available in different versions.

Common swift nesting box for ETICS (facade insulation)

This nesting aid for swifts and sparrows is suitable for integration into the thermal insulation of facades. The nesting box is made of WDV-S material and, thanks to its dimensions, can be integrated directly into the thermal insulation composite system as a replacement quarters for swifts. The swift box is very light and can be integrated into the external insulation of buildings thanks to the protruding approach ring. After installing the artificial slatted quarter, only the entry hole can be seen.

NABU and BUND recommend:

"Since the swift broods in colonies, it is advisable to attach at least three boxes. It is important to have a free arrival and departure and a free flight space under the nest box can relate directly. " (NABU - Naturschutzbund Deutschland eV)

"Already in the planning phase of the modernization or heat renovation of buildings or the construction of new houses, the protection of the swifts and other endangered building breeders should be considered. The primary aim should be to preserve existing nesting sites To integrate nesting stones inconspicuously or even optically attractively into the facade or to install them outside." (BUND Region Hannover)

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Who ship our artificial nesting aids with the shipping company. Our products are not available to order from Amazon. We place the nesting boxes in the shipping department after ordering and deliver them to the construction site and your specified delivery address via forwarding agents. We are a specialty manufacturer of conservation products that will not be available on Amazon.