Barn Swallow Nest Cups-Set/2
Our Nesting Cups encourage Barn Swallows to take up residence at your place... in a safe and sturdy nest that won't fall down!
Coax them from inconvenient nesting spots for their 2nd brood too. Nest cups may be placed under eaves on the porch or garage, or any high location protected from sun, rain and wind.
Allowing some space away from a corner makes them a bit more appealing but not necessary. Swallows prefer to have full access to their nest... with the ability to enter/exit from both the right and left sides.
Quality construction, cups feature two counter sunk holes for easy mounting. Swallows will reuse these handmade nest cups year after year. A fun bird to observe, they're most beneficial to your habitat for natural pest control. Eastern Phoebes may also use these fine digs to raise a family or two!
Check out this short story and pics sent in by a CA customer who successfully coaxed her barn swallows to their new digs!
Set of two nest cups.
Measures: 6 x 6 x 4
Item Weight: 1 lb.
A bit of background:
Current agricultural practices, buildings etc. are not conducive to nesting. Swallows can not attach their nests to smooth lumber, steel or vinyl, so they could use some help. With the demolition of old bridges, barns and other structures- their habitat is shrinking rapidly.
An Ohio conservationist did some research and came up with a terrific nesting cup to help barn swallows thrive. Upon a trial of 30 or so cups, he found they worked perfectly! There was a 50% occupancy rate. Over the next few years the nest cups were placed at different locations; in culverts under roads and bridges, etc. The Barn Swallow population in this area now flourishes and thrives thanks to the efforts of one concerned craftsman.
Need a small or large quantity for a conservation project in your area? Just give us a call... we'd be thrilled to help with your efforts!
Great Nesting Cups
The neesting cups arrived on time and they were easy to hang up. My barn swallows took right to the cups, and we enjoyed watching them care for their fledglings in them. Definitely would buy again and from this seller! Thank you, Judith
I received my order very quickly and everything looks excellent. I will put it up once the swallows have migrated south
Occupied within hours
We don't know the precise moment the barn swallows took over the nest. They had tried and tried to build mud nests all over on the vertical side of the barn beams. The mud would all fall down on one and they would start on another. It was really sad to see them work for hours day after day and have the nests fail again and again (beams too smooth maybe?). We put up the Barn Swallow Nest Cups late one morning and noticed the pair had moved in before evening. They've added their own decorating touches - lots of mud. We can't see from down below if there are eggs yet (they've added another couple of inches of mud to the rim) but they are happily established.
Barn swallow nest
Very fast service and an excellent product which was 22 nest bases to be mounted in shelter. They went in the next day. Very good workmanship