Schwegler Sparrow Terrace 1SP
Numbers of house sparrows in the UK have been tumbling, our population of six million pairs is half what it was in 1980. The good news is that the decline is levelling out, and there has actually been increases in many localities. One satisfying way to help sparrows is in providing a Sparrow Terrace nesting box. Sparrows are highly sociable birds that like to nest in company. This Sparrow Terrace has been made in WoodcretePLUS™ by Schwegler, it provides insulated accommodation for up to three families. The sparrow nesting box is designed for fixing on (or in) walls.
While nesting and raising their young both house and tree sparrows feed exclusively on insects, especially arthropods (insects with segmented legs). Therefore, their traditional role in keeping down pests and maintaining the balance of nature is a very important one, though not always recognised. The survival of these species is particularly threatened by widespread building renovation and clearance which denies them many nesting possibilities.
Sparrow House Occupants
House and tree sparrows, and in some instances other birds which use nest boxes such as tits, redstart and spotted flycatcher.
Sparrow Terrace Siting:
On all types of houses in built-up areas, industrial and agricultural buildings such as barns and factories.
2 meters or more above ground level.
Option 1: Simple, surface installation using the plugs and screws supplied.
Option 2: Complete installation as a nesting block within brick or concrete walls. To avoid conducting low temperatures please also use wall insulation, or install at a suitable depth in the wall.
Advised but not essential. By turning the screw hook by 180° the front panel can be removed.
Dimensions of Sparrow Terrace brood chambers:
Each: height 16 x width 10.5 x depth approx. 15 cm
Overall: 245H x 430W x 200D mm