POUR LA PROTECTION
per la conservazione
Station ornithologique suisse
Stazione ornitologica svizzera
Staziun ornitologica svizra CH-6204 Sempach
FR E U ND E D ER E RD E
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» THE MAIN FEATURES AND ADVANTAGES OF SCHWEGLER NEST BOXES
Are nest boxes necessary these
days? In our modern world, both
private gardens and professional orchards
and forests need nest boxes
to maintain a sound ecological
balance. Nest boxes attract Birds
and Bats which help to control
pests. Did you realise, for example,
that a single pair of Great Tits and
their offspring can consume around
70,000 caterpillars and 20 million insects - i.e., pests - annually? Day by
day we are changing the natural environment around us for the benefit of
human beings but not for the benefit of wildlife. If we are to keep the diversity
of species around us, we need to act. One major help is to provide
nest boxes and other nesting aids. Another important advantage of nest
boxes is that they reduce the need for harmful and expensive pesticides.
SCHWEGLER nest boxes play an important role in controlling Gypsy
Moths and Green Oak Leaf Rollers in forests, Codling Moths in orchards
and greenflies in private gardens as well as other pests. In this way, we
make use of nature's own methods. Animal species and plants need
even greater protection today - nest boxes are one way we can
The most important features of SCHWEGLER nesting boxes:
1. They are easy to install, check and clean. Only products which have
proved their effectiveness in practice can be relied upon to regularly and
consistently attract occupants.
2. The patented method used to attach the boxes prevents the tree trunk
from growing over them. Tested and recommended for forestry use.
3. Our nesting boxes follow the pattern laid down by Mother Nature,
i.e. the internal dimensions are based on those of the holes made by
woodpeckers or decomposition. They can also be modelled on nesting
sites on cliffs or in crevices. Attention is paid not only to the dimensions
and shape but also, the surface structure and texture are designed to
meet the requirements of the particular species.
5. The dimensions of the brood chamber, entrance hole diameter and all
the other dimensions of each individual nesting box are determined by
the requirements and behaviour of the animals. Scientific studies by
numerous Bird observatories and nature conservation organizations in
Germany and abroad regularly show that SCHWEGLER wood-concrete
nesting boxes enable the greatest density of various types of Birds to be
achieved (breeding pairs per hectare).
4. SCHWEGLER nesting boxes have proved to be very successful for many
decades on account of their long life, as a rule at least 20 - 25 years,
and the fact that they are readily adopted by Birds. One particularly
telling feature is their durability and weather resistance compared with
wood, and the ability of the material to withstand the damage caused by
woodpeckers. The rounded shape of the nesting boxes ensures that they
are ideally suited to the needs of their occupants.
5. They are also constructed for convenience and to make them easy to use.
Whether built into or hung onto a wall, our products can be relied on to
be long lasting and secure in all weathers. We have been making and
selling nesting boxes for installation in and on buildings for 50 years, and
you can benefit from this wealth of experience.
6. SCHWEGLER nesting boxes have been developed on the basis of many
decades of experience and knowledge obtained through cooperation with
national Bird observatories, European nature conservation organizations,
forestry experts and ornithologists. They are made with special
SCHWEGLER wood-concrete, a natural product containing some 75 %
wood with temperature-regulating additives such as clay etc.
This is not only high effective for balancing out temperature fluctuations
but is also extremely breathable. This prevents condensation from
forming, which is frequently a problem in nest boxes made of plastic,
stone, rigid foam or concrete.
7. Our products have been officially tested, recommended and recognized
by, among others, the German National Biological Agency, the
German nature conservation association NABU, the Bavarian Regional
Association for the Protection of Birds, the German Environmental and
Nature Conservation Organization BUND, the German Animal Protection
League, the Jordsand Association, the Austrian Nature Conservation
Association, the French Association for the Protection of Birds, the Swiss
Bird Observatory, the Italian Association for the Protection of Birds, the
SEO Spain, NABS in North America, and many other organizations.