Swift Boxes

Swifts are the most amazing birds. They are the fastest horizontal flyers of any bird on the planet. They mate on the wing. They never land except to breed. They are only in the UK for about 12 weeks in the summer. 


Click below for some introductory information about swifts.

There are two websites with huge amounts of detailed information on swifts which we recommend you also visit:



Our local swift conservation group is the Maidenhead Marlow and Cookham Swift Group


Swifts in our local area are struggling to breed. Old nesting sites have gone as people have blocked up the roof spaces that swifts used to nest in. Old houses and other properties have been knocked down. If swifts can't breed, they will eventually be lost from our summer skies. The Maidenhead, Marlow and Cookham Swift Group has been set up to help give swifts new places to nest in our locality. 




We help anyone interested in giving swifts a home.

  • free survey of your house, office building or public building to see if it's suitable to give swifts a home

  • free expert advice on swifts

  • opportunity to buy locally made swift nesting boxes AT COST 

  • help with choosing the right swift box for your house or building

  • information on using swift attraction calls and how to set up a sound system

  • information on use of in-box cameras to see baby swifts online

Installation terms and conditions:

BNBG will only offer to install Swift boxes if there is clear and safe access for our ladders and only up to a height that we can safely reach.

We will need to drill holes in the wall of your building to provide suitable anchorage points.

We will supply boxes for customers to install themselves or to be installed by a contractor having the necessary equipment to reach the required location and height. We do not offer to arrange sub-contract installation and sourcing a suitable company is in the hands of the customer.

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