House Martin Nest Box

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These House Martin nests closely resemble the mud nests that the species normally builds under the eaves of houses and other properties. Not only will House Martins (which are a semi-colonial species) use the artificial nests, but the presence of one or two of them will encourage natural nest building close by or even built against the artificial nest.

With House Martin numbers in serious decline, providing artificial nests for them and not removing natural nests is a great way to help their breeding success. 

Delivery

Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched via DHL on a no signature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags. We don't deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.

Some orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

Orders for Live Mealworms are sent directly from our supplier via Royal Mail. They are dispatched the same day if orders are received by 12pm Mon-Thurs; no orders are dispatched on a Friday. Please allow four working days for orders to arrive.

If you have not received your order within seven working days please contact us on 01775 630208.

We now deliver to all of mainland UK with no extra delivery charge. Please note that some postcode areas that are classed as Scottish Islands and Highlands may take 2-3 working days to arrive. For deliveries outside of these areas a £10 charge will be applied. Postcode areas affected include HS, IV41 – IV49, IV51, IV55 and IV56, KA27 and KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78, PH42 to PH44, ZE, Isle of Man

We are unable to deliver to the Republic of Ireland or the Channel Islands.

Product Reviews
  • Kate Smith

    100%

    Great product, fast delivery

    15/05/2024
  • Andrew Dilworth

    100%

    Very fast delivery. All materials look to be of high quality. I like the screw attachment to enable fast removal. Here's hoping for some spring residents!

    06/04/2023
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Swallows have just arrived so house martins should follow soon. Fingers crossed they take up residence. Solidly constructed and natural looking.

    07/04/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Looks realistic enough to me, the proof will be later in year when the martins return!

    06/03/2021
 

House Martin numbers have been in serious decline for many decades, with the breeding population of this summer migrant dropping by 57% between 1969 and 2018. This decline is partly due to the huge reduction in flying insects - the species’ primary food source - but also by some homeowners removing nests and discouraging the birds from building new ones. Note that it is illegal to remove active nests of breeding House Martins, and also illegal to prevent adults entering the nests when eggs and young birds are in them.
Providing at least one House Martin nest box will encourage this gregarious species of bird to nest, as not only may the artificial nest be taken, but its presence will encourage the building of natural nests next to it or close by.
The positioning of an artificial House Martin nest like this should be under the eves of a house or other building, and ideally east or north facing - though this isn’t critical as the eves will provide at least some shade to the nest in strong midday sun.