Create a high home for swifts

Set up a nestbox to give summer-visiting swifts a place to nest and breed year after year.

Swifts like high, deep crevices to nest, but because we’ve lost many old houses and buildings, and as roof spaces are filled or mended, their numbers have declined dramatically.

Fix a wooden swift box to the outside of your home to give them somewhere to nest.

You can build your swift box whenever you like, but it’s a job that can be done indoors on rainy days when there’s not as much to do in the garden.

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