Bird Boxes (except Robin and Swift Boxes) should be mounted on a clear flat surface or the trunk of a tree, without obstructions, between 3m and 4m above ground level and located on a North East facing wall. Small birds need a clear flightpath into the box. Locating on a North East wall, or as close as possible, ensures the box is warmed by the early morning sun. Under no circumstances should the box face South as the heat from the sun will kill nestlings and force them to fledge early before they are able to fly.
Cleaning a bird box is important for the health and safety of the birds; here are some steps you can follow to clean a bird box:
- Wait until after the nesting season is over: It’s important not to disturb nesting birds or their young, so wait until they have left the box before cleaning it.
- Wear gloves: Wear gloves to protect your hands from any debris or parasites that may be in the box.
- Remove old nesting material: Use a scraper or gloved hands to remove any old nesting material, feathers, and droppings from the box. Place the material in a plastic bag and dispose of it properly.
- Scrub the box: Use a stiff brush and hot, soapy water to scrub the inside and outside of the box. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and let it dry completely.
- Disinfect the box: To kill any bacteria or parasites that may be present, spray the inside of the box with a solution of one part white vinegar to nine parts water. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly with clean water.
- Air out the box: After cleaning and disinfecting, let the box air out and dry completely before putting it back in place.
Standard Bird Box
Our standard bird box, made from 12mm plywood with a waterproof roof and brass fittings, is a great choice for attracting small birds up to the size of nuthatches to your garden or backyard. The access port is designed to accommodate small birds and prevent larger predators from entering the box.
The hinged bottom makes it easy to clean the box, which is important for maintaining the health and well-being of the birds that use it. It’s essential to clean the bird box twice a year to prevent the buildup of bacteria and parasites that can harm the birds.
Overall, this type of bird box is a durable and practical option that will provide a safe and comfortable nesting place for small birds. It’s a great way to enjoy watching these fascinating creatures and help support their population in your local environment.
Bird Box – Camera Ready
The Camera Ready Bird Box is an upgraded version of the standard bird box that comes with additional features. It is taller than the standard bird box and has a removable roof and an internal partition that allows for the installation of our WiFi Camera and Lighting Kit. (not included)
The WiFi camera is a great addition to the bird box as it allows you to observe and monitor the birds that inhabit it. With the camera, you can watch their daily activities, nesting habits, and even the hatching of their eggs. The camera also allows you to capture pictures and videos of the birds, which you can share with family and friends.
Our lighting kit is another great feature of the WiFi Camera and Lighting Kit.. It provides lighting for the bird box, essential to observe the birds during the day courtesy of an external sensor. The lighting also creates a warm and inviting environment that attracts more birds to the bird box. At night, IR LED lights allow observation in black and white.
Overall, the Camera Ready Bird Box is an excellent investment for bird enthusiasts who want to take their bird-watching experience to the next level by fitting their own camera and lighting or using our add-on WiFi Camera and Lighting Kit.
With its added features, it provides a more comprehensive and enjoyable way to observe and interact with birds.
Bird Box – Robin
An open-fronted birdhouse is a specific type of birdhouse designed for bird species that prefer an open front rather than a hole. These types of birdhouses are often used for robins and other bird species that prefer a more exposed entrance to their nesting site.
Open-fronted birdhouses typically have a flat front with a shallow entrance, allowing the bird to easily access the nest. The shallow entrance also makes it more difficult for predators to access the nest.
When setting up an open-fronted birdhouse, it’s important to consider the location and placement. These birdhouses should be placed in a sheltered area, such as under an overhang or in a bush, to provide protection from the elements and predators. It’s also important to ensure that the birdhouse is positioned at a height of 1.5 metres to 2.5 metres
Overall, an open-fronted birdhouse can be a great addition to any garden or outdoor space, providing a safe and comfortable nesting site for birds that prefer this type of entrance.
Swifts are aerial birds and their natural nesting sites are typically in crevices and cavities in buildings such as old roofs, chimneys, and under roof tiles. However, modern buildings often lack suitable nesting sites due to their construction methods and design.
To address this issue, specially designed swift bricks are now available that provide a suitable nesting site for swifts in new buildings. These bricks can be installed during the construction phase and provide a secure and appropriate place for swifts to breed and raise their young.
When installing a Swift Bird Box it’s important to position them as high as possible on the building’s exterior to mimic their natural nesting sites. Swifts typically nest in colonies, so installing multiple swift boxes in close proximity can help to encourage swifts to nest in the area.
Providing nesting opportunities for swifts not only benefits these birds but also contributes to the local ecosystem. Swifts are excellent insect hunters and their presence can help to control populations of flying insects such as mosquitoes and flies.
Bird Feeder Arm
Traditional bird feeders on poles or stands can attract unwanted animals such as cats and squirrels, which can harm or scare away the birds. Additionally, these feeders are often positioned far away from the house, making it difficult to enjoy the birds up close. The Over Window Bird Feeder Arm solves these problems by bringing the birds up close to the window. Please ensure you don’t place the feeder outside a window where people are constantly walking past inside the house.
Bird Feeder Table
Made for birds that prefer ground feeding, our Hanging Bird Feeder Table is the perfect solution. Protected from the rain, but with drain holes should the weather take a turn for the worse, it’s ideal for sharing Robin Mix food and mealworms etc.