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Barn Swallow Nest Cups - Set of 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: 2 lb.
Material: Wood
USA Made

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!

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    Judith S.
    United States

    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

    Kathleen B.
    United States

    Fingers crossed for next year!

    I wish I'd ordered these Barn Swallow Next Cups earlier. "My" swallows ignore all the barn on surrounding properties and instead choose a ceiling corner of my front porch - my primary means of entering my house. They won the battle this year after several years' absence, so I'm looking forward to providing them a couple of nesting spaces by the garage eaves next year. I have health issues and just can't have the dirt and bird **** in close proximity. Fingers crossed!

    James U.
    United States United States

    Barn Swallow Nest Cups

    Terrific transaction and product - much appreciated. I think the swallows are going to enjoy their new nesting environment!

    James P.
    United States United States

    The first cup was occupied within a week.

    I wasn't sure if painting the 4 swallow cups I installed in our boathouse would make them less likely to be quickly occupied or not but I took a chance and painted them gray with a latex paint. As it turned out the first one was occupied in 4-5 days and a nest was built in the second shortly after. I'm now waiting to see if the occupants are Barn Swallows or House Finches. I have seen both flying in and out from the house but not up close from the water. /Users/jamespeters/Desktop/IMG_0957.jpeg/Users/jamespeters/Desktop/IMG_0958.jpeg

    Laura K.
    United States United States

    barn swallow nest cups

    Was easy to put up but while 2 barn swallows perch on them at night they are not using as a nest. I have them under my front porch. Love all the reading material i got from you. Was very interesting.