Built-in Multi-System


with exchangeable Front Panels for Kestrel, Jackdaw or Swift





[Pic. 1]: Multi-System with Front Panel for Kestrel
   

The Multi-System can be installed in all types of buildings, whether constructed of concrete, brick or timber. Examples include bridges, industrial buildings, houses, church towers and barns. To meet the needs of various bird species, different types of front panel are available for use with the Main Cavity. This Main Cavity is supplied without a front panel which should be ordered separately (please see below). At a later stage the front panel can be changed, if desired, to accommodate or encourage a different species of bird.

The Multi-System has been used very succesfully in major urban conservation projects to assist species which have become very rare. For example, Kestrels are welcome in cities because they help to keep feral pigeons away, and are therefore encouraged to occupy historic buildings in an effort to keep them clean.

  

[Pic. 2]: Main Cavity without Front Panel




[Pic. 3]:Main Cavity and Front Panel (Kestrel model)
 

Siting:

Do not install below a height of 5 to 6 m. Take care to choose the side of the building that is not exposed to prevailing winds.
 
Installation depth:

This can be varied to meet individual requirements and the type of building construction. Ideally the Main Cavity be set 24 cm into the wall.
 

Density:

Since Jackdaws and Swifts breeding in colonies, it is advisable to place a number of Multi-System boxes in close proximity to one another. Kestrels, on the other hand, do not seek the company of their own species when nesting. However, they will happily nest among colonies of Jackdaws and Swifts. One or two Multi-System boxes on a building or bridge will suffice for Kestrels, while a virtually unlimited number can be set up for the other two species.
 
Cleaning:

The front panels can be easily removed for access. However, cleaning is not essential, which is an important factor when installing on inaccessible places such as bridges, cooling towers, etc.
 
Material:
SCHWEGLER wood-concrete.
 
Dimensions:
Width 44.5 cm x depth 41.5 cm x height 41.5 cm.

Weight: ca. 28 kg

The Main Cavity should be ordered with one of the front panels listed below.
  
  
Multi-System Main Cavity order no.: 00 290 / 7

(without Front Panel)


 





[Pic. 4]: Front Panel for Kestrel

 

Front Panel for Kestrel,

includes perch
 

Installation height above ground: 6 to 8 m
 

Siting:
On industrial buildings, quiet places on the edge of woodlands, barns in open countryside, electricity masts, silos, etc.

The following sites are recommended in urban areas: large buildings, high walls, chimneys, industrial buildings, churches, etc.
 

Bedding:

To encourage the birds to adopt the box a mixture of coarse sawdust, wood shavings and washed sand should be moistened and placed inside.

Material:
SCHWEGLER wood-concrete with galvanised fittings and treated wooden perch.
 
Dimensions:
width 24 cm x depth 5.5 cm x height 31.5 cm
 
Entrance hole:
width 16 x height 21 cm

Weight: ca. 2 kg
 
 
Front Panel for Kestrel order no.: 00 295 / 2

(without Main Cavity)

 



[Pic. 5]: Front Panel for Jackdaw


 

Front Panel Jackdaw


 

Jackdaws are an endangered species. They live in colonies, and therefore several nest boxes should be installed in the same area or on a building.
 
Siting:

Residential buildings, external walls, churches, silos, industrial buildings, etc.
Ideally the nest boxes should be spaced approximately 1 to 2 m apart.
 
Height above ground:
min. 6 8 m
 
Material:
SCHWEGLER wood-concrete
 
Dimensions:
width 24 cm x depth 5.5 cm x height 31.5 cm
 
Entrance hole:
8 cm
 
Weight: ca. 3,5 kg


Front Panel for Jackdaw order no.: 00 296 / 9

(without Main Cavity)





[Pic. 6]: Front Panel for Swift

 

Common Swift


 

A dividing panel supplied is used to create two separate nesting chambers.
 
Siting:

Best 6 to 7 m above the ground. Please ensure unobstructed access for birds entering and leaving the box.
 
Positioning:

High up on external walls of buildings of all kinds, including churches and industrial buildings. A clear distance (drop) below the box is recommended, preferably 5 m or more.

Cleaning:

Cleaning is easy and convenient with this box but is not essential.
 
Nesting chamber:
width 19 cm x depth 28 cm each
 
Material:
SCHWEGLER wood-concrete, wooden divider
 
Entrance hole:
width 6 cm x height 3 cm

Weight: ca. 4 kg (inkl. divider)


Front Panel for Swift order no.: 00 297 / 6

(ohne Grundstein)