Dropping Board for House Martin Nests
- 30 years experience in biodiversity
- Ireland's Leading Wildlife Care Specialists
- Supporting Wildlife Partners across Ireland and Europe
We're helping give half a million birds a home this autumn winter to shelter them from the cold. Can you help?
There is a shortage of natural nesting sites, which is thought to be one of the major factors behind the decline of some of our once most-common birds. By putting up nest boxes, such as this, which replicates a bird's natural nesting preferences, you can encourage them to breed near your home.
House Martins nest under the eaves of houses and (because they like to live in colonies) very often multiple pairs will take up residence in the same location. As the droppings from a number of birds can be a bit of a nuisance on the ground below we have developed a dropping board to help catch unwanted mess. Simply screw the board about 60cm below the House Martin nest or colony.
A special opening between the wall and the dropping board means it is impossible for them to build new nests below the shelf and this opening will also provide a sheltered area for bats.