The Kingfisher and Sand Martin have each lost many of their natural nesting sites where streams and rivers have been diverted,
restructured or otherwise improved.
This Kingfisher Nest Tunnel provides a vital nesting opportunity in places such as natural waterways where no suitable
sites are available or where apparently suitable banks are either too stony or have too many roots.
This particular Sand Martin Tunnel / Kingfisher Tunnel was tested for decades and has been successfully used in many projects for rebuilding
waterways all over Europe.
Kingfisher Nest Tunnel Design
The floor of both the nest box and tunnel have a fine mesh grid to keep out rodents.
The kingfisher / Sand Martin nesting chamber is protected with a removable lid for ease of cleaning. The kingfisher tunnel has been designed to slope a few degrees downwards from the nest chamber
Sand Martin / Kingfisher nest material
Manufactured from Lightweight concrete which is air-permeable and able to compensate for temperature changes which helps to prevent the formation of condensation
in the nesting chamber.
The Nest Tunnel is supplied with detailed installation and maintenance instructions and is covered by a 25 year guarantee.
Kingfisher Nesting Habits
The kingfisher "flying jewel" tends to use two different tunnels or tubes for its first and second brood. It is therefore advisable
to put two Nest Tunnels in the same steep slope, keeping them at least 70 cm apart.
Sand Martin Nest Habits
Colonies of never less than 12 breeding pairs of Sand Martins congregate on natural moving water or on naturally formed cliffs,
as well as in gravel and clay pits.
Kingfisher Nesting Tunnel Dimensions:
- External tunnel length 58 x height 15 x width 12.5 cm
- External nesting chamber: 26 x 26 x height 17 cm
- Inner nesting chamber: 22 x 22 x height 14 cm
- Weight 10kg
Due to the size and material this kingfisher nest tunnel is delivered on a pallet. (shipping times and prices may vary)