Helping birds such as Sand Martins can be a challenge, as they naturally excavate tunnels in soft sand beside rivers or lakes, with a nesting chamber at the far end. Sand Martins tend to suffer during wet summers as waterside nests are often flooded or destroyed by erosion. This nest box has been created by specialists for that reason. The Sand Martin Nest Box is made of Ecoplate, a durable board made from recycled car seats, and lined with WoodStone®, a breathable mix of sustainably sourced wood fibres and concrete. These materials guarantee excellent breeding results combined with extreme longevity.
The nest box is ideal for use in artificial banks or cliffs, with walk-in access for cleaning or monitoring. The nest box is supported on internal battens with only the front of the box visible externally, creating the impression of a natural site. An artificial Sand Martin bank is also ideal for use in sand quarries where it can provide a safe refuge for the birds away from the working face.