Northamptonshire Biodiversity Records Centre

Look out for Swifts! - swift nest box

Swift nest box Photo: Josh Hellon

Only use this page for artificial nest boxes designed for swifts - whether external, internal or integral (built into a wall).

Please use the Look out for Swifts! - swift nest in a building (not a nest box) form for natural swift nests.


For more information about swifts, including help with identification and nest boxes, please visit the Wildlife Trust BCN Help our swifts information page.

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If this is your first record submission, please read our quick guide to Using the NBRC Website to Submit Biological Records.

If you would like to submit more than one sighting or plan to submit sightings on a regular basis, please create an account before you submit your sightings.  You will then be able to view, edit and download all your submitted records.

Please note that submitted records don't appear on the My Records and All Records pages straight away.  We would advise that you check these pages the following day.

Your Details

Please provide your first name


Please provide your surname


Please provide your email. This will only be used to contact you if we require further information to verify the record.


Enter the recorder's name


Select the date of the record.

Please provide any other information about the record which you think will be useful.

Nest Box Information

Please select the type of building the nest box(es) are in


Please estimate the age of the building


Please enter a number


Please enter the height of the nest opening (or of the lowest one if a multiple site)


Please enter a number of years or '0' if this is the first year.

Tick this box if this is a record that the species was not found.


Please enter best estimate

If the situation changes during the breeding season, please return to this website to record an update.
Please enter a Location & then a Grid Reference by Clicking on the Map

Provide the name of the site or parish. Do not enter a postal address as the information you provide will be visible to others (unless you make the record sensitive).

Further details about where the sighting was within the main location, e.g. a road name, footpath, a compartment of a wood, or area of a nature reserve. Do not enter a postal address as the information yhou provide will be visible to others (unless you make the record sensitive).


This is the precision that the record will be shown at for public viewing


Enter a grid reference. Zoom in to select at least an 8 fig. grid reference e.g. SP12345678

Or simply click on your rough position on the map.