Action: Provide artificial nesting sites for swifts
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A study from the USA found that Vaux’s swifts Chaetura vauxi successfully used nest boxes provided.
Supporting evidence from individual studies
A study in 1999-2002 in pine forests in Oregon, USA (Bull 2003), found that Vaux’s swifts Chaetura vauxi successfully nested in nest boxes, with 53% of 51 nesting attempts successful and fledging an average of 3.5 chicks/nest. A total of 103 nest boxes were erected, with 12-17 used each year and a total of 30 boxes used. Boxes had a 30 x 30 x 350 cm with a 10 x 15 cm entrance hole and attached 10-15 m above the ground in trees.