Monday, September 27, 2021
When the birds are really finished breeding and rearing by autumn, it's time to clean out old nesting boxes and hang up some new ones. The birds that stay, to mark out their territory for example, will get used to the nesting boxes and will use them in winter as a place to sleep or to shelter from bad weather. The chance of having a nest in the spring increases considerably! That’s why fall is an excellent time to sell nesting boxes.
We have nesting boxes for the most common garden birds, but even for owls in our Best for Birds collection. Our nesting boxes provide a good place to nest and can help to ensure healthy population growth within an area, an important core indicator of biodiversity.
Every bird has its own property preferences
Our Best for Birds collection has nesting boxes in all shapes and sizes. After all, every bird has its own housing preferences! Some birds prefer a half-open nesting box, others a closed one. In addition, one bird may want a large entrance opening, the other a small one. Fortunately, you can clearly see the different sizes of flight holes on each of our nesting boxes and it also states very conveniently for which garden bird it is most suitable. Below are our recommendations based on the bird's preference:
- Great Tit: approx. 32 mm flight opening
- Blue tit: approx. 27 mm flight gap
- Robin: half open front
- Wren: approx. 35 mm flight gap
- Sparrows & Tits (a ring sparrow likes a larger hole than a house sparrow): approx. 32 mm. Several "homes", as sparrows like to sit together.
- Nuthatch/Treecreepers: side entrance, so that he can enter the nest box through the tree trunk.
- Great spotted Woodpecker: closed flight opening
Below we highlight a number of nesting boxes for different, common garden birds. Would you like to see the entire collection? Then click here. If you are looking specifically for feeding systems or other categories, please use the birds & garden animals section and use the categories menu to filter down further.
Below you will find a number of our great tit nesting boxes. Would you like to view all products for the Great Tit? Then click here.
Below you can see our basic nesting box for the Robin and the luxury nesting box for the Robin in gift packaging.
Nesting boxes in gift box
One of our newest nesting boxes is the one with 18mm thick wall, which provides perfect insulation. The sloping, overhanging roof allows water to run off easily and protects against wind and rain. The nesting boxes are produced in Europe and are FSC®-certified. We also have a shelf plan available for this line. You can read more about this line here.