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Genesis Nest Boxes is Ireland’s only manufacturer of nest boxes for Swifts, Kestrels, Barn Owls and other species from Magnesium Oxide.

Magnesium Oxide (MgO) board is an earth friendly product that has no “Volatile Organic Compounds” (V.O.C.s), is easy to work with and has many qualities that suit the Irish climate.

Our nest boxes are waterproof, mold proof, vermin proof and fireproof, they do not suffer from condensation inside and will not rot. Our range includes single, double and triple entry Swift Nest Boxes, plain nest boxes.

Our boxes are being used extensively by Wild Kildare, who are doing a mighty job in the area with schools and Tidy Towns.

Our triple entry Swift boxes weigh 7 kg each and all our Swift Nest Boxes come painted, fitted with 2 brackets complete with concrete screws for installing the box.

Genesis Nest Boxes is VAT registered

Wildcare Nationwide Ecology Supplies are the UK outlet for Genesis Nest Boxes  CLICK HERE to visit their website.


Nest Box Features

This board is stocked by us in Killarney and is for sale for construction projects, please contact me for more information by clicking here.

Manufactured from Magnesium Oxide (MgO) Wall Board it is:

  • Waterproof
  • Fire rated for 2.5 hours
  • Mould resistant
  • Termite and Rodent proof
  • Triple entry box weighs only 16kg
  • Recyclable – box 100% – dispose of stainless fasteners separately
  • MgO ground to a fine powder assists in photo efflorescence for plants
  • Guaranteed for life (30 years)
  • Can remain in place year after year

Nest Box Features

  • All nesting boxes are feathered and ready for nesting
  • Nest box entrances are 26.64mm exactly
  • Cable rack pre-fitted
  • Painted with Warm Coat Insulating paint
  • Stainless Steel screws, bolts, staples and brackets
  • Hand crafted in the West of Ireland
  • Single, double and triple entry at present; quadruple (4) entry available soon
  • Exterior mounted and built in, does not require a lintel
  • Can be plastered, painted and tiled – ceramics or face bricks

Sound System

Swift Nest Box Sounds

Genesis Nest Boxes presents the New Solar Panel Sound System

Solar Panel Sound System
Solar Panel Sound System

This is the new solar panel sound system. They are usually made to operate for two days in dull or overcast weather, however, each unit can be tailored to the requirements of the customer and are able to be manufactured with increased  capacity. Fixing brackets are also made individually to suit customer installation locations, therefore, each unit sold is individually priced to enable flexibility depending on the  individual requirements of each customer.  Click here for details and to make a purchase!


Genesis Swift Box Sound System

A sound system for Genesis Swift Nest Boxes is also available without solar panels, it consists of the following:

Genesis Swift Nest Box sound system
Genesis Swift Nest Box sound system

Delux Sound System (pictured above) – €98 consisting of :

  • 5 metre speaker cable
  • speaker in waterproof box
  • USB stick loaded with swift attraction calls
  • 12 volt amplifier
  • 240 – 12 volt plug
  • timer

Basic Sound System – €74 consisting of :

  • 3 metre speaker cable
  • speaker in waterproof box
  • USB stick loaded with swift attraction calls
  • 12 volt amplifier
  • 240 – 12 volt plug

Click here for details and to make a purchase!

Waterways Ireland Project Sound System in Action

Gallery and Videos

Genesis Nest Boxes Photographs
  • Stephan de Beer in his Workshop with Paddy Sheridan from Wild Kildare
    Stephan de Beer in his Workshop with Paddy Sheridan form Wild Kildare

Waterways Ireland Project Sound System in Action

News!

New Anti-Predator Swift Nest Box

The new Genesis anti-predator, sloped-roof, triple entry, external fit swift nest box.


New Genesis Swift Tower

The very first Genesis Swift tower is up in Macroom, County Cork, it has 28 nests and a solar calling system on a 6m hinged pole.


Custom Built, 8-nest swift box installed at Killarney House in the National Park

Shown below is a 2.4 metre all in one box fitted to Killarney House in the National Park. It has 8 entrances and 2 speakers on the new speaker bracket on the sides. We are now able to produce Genesis swift nest boxes to customer specifications!

2.4 metre all in one 8 nest box custom made for Killarney House in the National Park - photo by Stephan De Beer
2.4 metre all in one 8 nest box custom made for Killarney House in the National Park – photo by Stephan De Beer
Close up showing sound system brackets on 8 nest box custom made for Killarney House in the National Park - photo by Stephan De Beer
Close up showing sound system brackets on 8 nest box custom made for Killarney House in the National Park – photo by Stephan De Beer

New Router at Genesis Nest Boxes

We have purchased a new CNC Router to make satisfying multiple orders easier – we look forward to it being very busy!

Our new CNC router was delivered and installed this week . Can’t wait to get into this can cut a complete triple Swift box in 9 minutes
First 40 singe entry swift boxes – ready to go!


Genesis Swift Boxes have a new UK outlet!

Genesis Swift Boxes can now be purchased by our UK visitors at Wildcare Nationwide Ecology Supplies.

Wildcare Nationwide Ecology Supplies are now an outlet for Genesis Nest Boxes for Swifts
Wildcare Nationwide Ecology Supplies are now an outlet for Genesis Nest Boxes for Swifts CLICK HERE to visit their website.

Action for Swifts – Swift Awareness Week 22nd – 30th June 2019

Action for Swifts - Swift Aware Week
Action for Swifts – Swift Aware Week

Birdwatch Ireland – Westmeath Branch

This summer members of the Westmeath branch volunteered with BirdWatch Ireland’s Westmeath Swift Survey – which was carried out with the support of the Heritage office of Westmeath County Council – and with volunteers from various Tidy Towns groups across the county.

Following on from that survey – the Westmeath branch is sponsoring three swift nest boxes and lure systems in Moate, Rochfortbridge and Kinnegad in order to provide additional nesting sites for swifts in these localities. On Thursday evening members of the Westmeath branch presented the nest box systems to representatives from Moate and Rochfortbridge Tidy Towns committee who also helped out with the nest surveys this summer. A third system will be presented in Kinnegad in the coming weeks. These boxes are funded by donations made by members of the Westmeath branch of BirdWatch Ireland at our monthly meetings throughout the year. Our next meeting is October 11th, 8pm Bloomfield House Hotel – when our guest speaker will be Pádraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust – further details will be posted here next week. All of our events are free and open to all. Nest boxes and lure systems are supplied by Genesis Nest Boxes.

Westmeath Birdwatch Ireland
Westmeath Birdwatch Ireland
Westmeath Birdwatch Ireland
Westmeath Birdwatch Ireland

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Genesis Nest Boxes are Available to Purchase!

Genesis Nest Boxes are available to purchase, they are all made from Magnesium Oxide which makes them impervious to the Irish weather.

Delivery costs will be calculated upon order and depend on client location.

Stephan can be contacted by phone on Ireland 086 108 7266 or by writing via email by using our Contact Us page.

Genesis Swift Nest Boxes

Both external and internal fit swift nest boxes are the same price

Genesis single entry swift nest box

Single entry nest box – 300mm – €46.00 including VAT

Genesis double entry swift nest box
Genesis double entry swift nest box

Double entry nest box – 600mm – €83.00 including VAT

Genesis triple entry swift nest box
Genesis triple entry swift nest box


Triple entry nest box – 900mm – €118.00 including VAT

Genesis Swift Sound Systems

Basic Call System – plug, amplifier, 3 metre speaker cable, speaker in weatherproof box and USB key loaded with swift attraction calls- €74.00 including VAT

Genesis Swift Nest Box sound system
Genesis Swift Nest Box Delux Call System – €98 including VAT

Delux Call System (shown above) – timer, plug, amplifier, 5 metre speaker cable, speaker in weatherproof box and USB key loaded with swift attraction calls – €98.00 including VAT

Genesis Speaker Bracket

Genesis Sound System Box
Genesis Sound System Box with bracket (sold separately)

The speaker bracket, which bolts onto the nest box and removes the need to drill holes – €3.00 including VAT – please note that left or right bracket needs to be specified when ordering.

Genesis Solar Panel Sound System

Solar Panel Sound System
Solar Panel Sound System

The Genesis Solar Panel sound system – €700 including VAT – excludes delivery and bespoke brackets.


Genesis Barn Owl and Kestrel Nest Box

Genesis Barn Owl and Kestrel Nest Boxes are delivered as flat packs for self assembly

Genesis Barn Owl and Kestrel Nest Box – €118.00 including VAT
Genesis Barn Owl and Kestrel Nest Box with inspection hole – €136.00 including VAT

Barn Owl Nest Box

Stephan can be contacted by phone on Ireland 086 108 7266 or by writing via email by using our Contact Us page.

Our supplier in the UK customers is Wildcare Ecology Supplies – CLICK HERE – to visit their website.

Wildcare Nationwide Ecology Supplies are now an outlet for Genesis Nest Boxes for Swifts
Wildcare Nationwide Ecology Supplies are now an outlet for Genesis Nest Boxes for Swifts

About Us

Genesis Nest Boxes operates from scenic Killarney County Kerry Ireland.

Here in one of the most beautiful places in God’s creation the range of Genesis Nest Boxes, mostly for endangered species is manufactured by hand.

We specialize in commercial nests for Swifts, Barn Owls, Kestrels, Sparrows and Otter Holts, however we also manufacture bespoke nest boxes to suit any situation.

We also manufacture and erect Swift Towers ranging from 12 to 24 nests, fitted with audio, cameras and solar charging facilities. Although we install many of our own commercial boxes, we install all our bespoke boxes and towers ourselves.

In 2010, Dr Brin McDonnell (Duhallow Bird Watch Club) and John Lusby (Bird Watch Ireland) asked Stephan to manufacture the Barn Owl Nest Boxes for the Barn Owl Raptor project in Duhallow (effective 2010 to 2015).

By 2015, most if not all of the boxes made from Marine Ply and fitted in outside locations had started rotting to the extent that they were virtually useless.

This prompted Dr McDonnell to approach Stephan with a view to producing a nest box that would overcome the Irish weather.

Many materials were tried, tested, and rejected, until finally Stephan discovered Magnesium Oxide Wall Board – MgO for short. This board produced only in the Pacific Rim countries and used extensively in the East in the building industry as a substitute for Cement fibre and plaster of Paris boards, we had finally found a suitable product with which to produce our nest boxes.

Swift in Flight

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Contact Stephan by phone on Ireland 086 108 7266

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