Swift Box No 16S
Swift Box No 16S
Swift Box No 16S
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Swift Box No 16S

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 Schwegler No 16S Swift Box with Starling Barrier


Swift Nesting box for installation on or in external walls. Where insulation is included in the façade the box can also be inserted into the insulating layer. The box has a built-in starling barrier at the entrance as an effective means of preventing starlings from occupying the box.

Why is it necessary to exclude starlings?  

Firstly: No-one who is seriously concerned about the protection of species has any objections to starlings – quite the contrary. In designing starling barriers the intention is to assist the protection of all species. Therefore we also have various different types of nesting boxes specifically for starlings.
We have to accept that starlings can present a problem when they nest on buildings, usually because of the mess that they make on and around the building, for example on "prestige" buildings or in areas used by the public. This often results in a reduction in the number of nesting aids for swifts, which in turn means that less breeding areas are available for them. Where nesting boxes are occupied by swifts their habits definitely Do NOT result in the fouling of buildings. Selective projects for monitoring swifts have shown how welcome this starling barrier is as a means of reducing unwanted occupancy.

How the starling barrier operates: 

The anatomy of the starling (long legs etc.) prevents it from getting through the barrier and into the brood chamber that lies behind it. Swifts have very short legs, enabling them to easily gain access through this tunnel. Tests conducted over many years have proved the effectiveness of this system 


Swift Box 16S Siting:

At least 5 to 7 m above the ground. Please ensure unobstructed access for birds entering and leaving the box.

Swift Nest Box 16S Positioning:

High up on external walls of buildings of all kinds, including churches and industrial buildings. A clear distance (drop) below the box is recommended, preferably 5 m or more. 

Optional fixing bracket available when you click on the 'Buy' button

Swift Box Material: 

SCHWEGLER wood-concrete

Cleaning is easy and convenient but not essential. The front panel is easily removed by turning the safety catch.

Swift Nesting Box No 16S Dimensions:


  • Dimensions: H240 x D220 x L430mm
  • Interior: H170 x D160 x L360
  • Weight: 12kgs
  • 25 Year warranty from Schwegler