This Barn Swallow Ledge has a 2" by 8" ledge, approximately a 8" high gable
roof, an open front and partially open sides.
Mount platform on the side of a garage or shed over looking open spaces from seven to
twelve feet high. Carefully select a location that provides a balance of protection
from predators and elements, access and visibility.
Do not mount in a tree. Make
sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb do not provide access to the nest.
The idea is to simulate a cliff edge. They like to survey a wide berth from their
Swallows like open sheds and outside eaves. Cliff
Swallows don't nest near people as often as Barn Swallows although they sometimes nest
This item may be useful in only a few
situations such as where no shelter exists. The mud pellet nests of Barn and Cliff
Swallows easily adhere to vertical surfaces just beneath existing ceilings without any
aid. If you don't have an open barn or outside eave, this roof and ledge might
attract a swallow. See discussion
on platform nesters.